Sheriff reads at APL storytime; children celebrate Halloween

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

Children at the Andalusia Public Library’s Friday preschool storytime are celebrating Halloween all month long.

On Friday, children received a visit from Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks, who read “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman.

The story is about a witch who wanted to make pumpkin pie, so she planted a pumpkin seed, weeded, watered and finally watched it grow. When it came time for her to pick the pumpkin to make the pie, she couldn’t pick it up. The story went on to include a ghost, vampire, mummy and a bat, who has a plan.

“The bat pulled the mummy, the mummy pulled the vampire, the vampire pulled the ghost, the ghost pulled the witch and the witch pulled the pumpkin.—till snap off came the pumpkin.”

Following Meeks’ storytime, the children were treated to a Halloween-version of “The Little Red Hen,” and made construction-paper pumpkins.

Children’s Librarian Caryl Lee Jackson said she has a full line-up for this month to help the children celebrate Halloween.

“We’re going to have guest readers all month long,” she said. “We’ll also have our usual craft, story and puppet show.”

Next week the children will be visited by the Andalusia High School Bulldog mascot and a Bulldog cheerleader, and the following week, Judge Trippy McGuire will be the guest reader.

For more photos from Friday’s storytime, click here.

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks was the guest reader at the APL storytime Friday. . | Kendra Bolling/Star-News