Hosting Halloween fun


The “Inquire Within” initiative

By Erin (Perkins) Johnson - eperkins@aimediamidwest.com



All of the children gather around while Cindy Williams did the dissolving candy science experiment.

All of the children gather around while Cindy Williams did the dissolving candy science experiment.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

The children look intently as Cindy Williams pours the different liquids for the candy science dissolving experiment.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

A little one playing in the kitchen.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Two children enjoying the Halloween special of “Arthur.”


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

These children are seeing who has the fastest spider during their spider race.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Library staff showing a child how to make a spooky sound machine.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

This young man tries to make the ghosts “dance” by using static electricity.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

POINT PLEASANT — School was let out early on Friday and area youth were able to enjoy their afternoon with spooky science, creepy crafts and ghoulish games at the Mason County Library.

The young people in attendance had several activities to choose from including playing ghost bowling, making franken-pudding, participating in spider races, building a ghost tower, creating a Halloween optical illusion, making dancing ghosts, playing “Stuck in the Spider’s Web,” making a spooky sound machine, participating in a dissolving candy science experiment, stacking ghosts, building a gate to hold pumpkins after reading the rhyme “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate,” and viewing a never-before-seen Halloween special of “Arthur.”

Library Clerk Cindy Williams commented these sorts of events are designed for the children to learn while they play.

“They think they are only having fun and playing, but really they are learning,” said Williams.

Recently, the Mason County Library System partnered with West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) and events will continue to be held throughout the year for the young people through the “Inquire Within” initiative.

Williams commented the purpose of partnerships with WVPB and United Way of the River Cities with the Mason County Libraries is so families can come to the library together and have fun and learn together.

All of the children gather around while Cindy Williams did the dissolving candy science experiment.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library2-1-.jpgAll of the children gather around while Cindy Williams did the dissolving candy science experiment. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

The children look intently as Cindy Williams pours the different liquids for the candy science dissolving experiment.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library2-2-.jpgThe children look intently as Cindy Williams pours the different liquids for the candy science dissolving experiment. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

A little one playing in the kitchen.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library3.jpgA little one playing in the kitchen. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Two children enjoying the Halloween special of “Arthur.”
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library4.jpgTwo children enjoying the Halloween special of “Arthur.” Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

These children are seeing who has the fastest spider during their spider race.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library5.jpgThese children are seeing who has the fastest spider during their spider race. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Library staff showing a child how to make a spooky sound machine.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library6.jpgLibrary staff showing a child how to make a spooky sound machine. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

This young man tries to make the ghosts “dance” by using static electricity.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Library7.jpgThis young man tries to make the ghosts “dance” by using static electricity. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP
The “Inquire Within” initiative

By Erin (Perkins) Johnson

eperkins@aimediamidwest.com

Erin (Perkins) Johnson is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.

Erin (Perkins) Johnson is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.