Haunted Stories

Original stories and poems for Halloween 2020

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and the Saint Paul Public Library invited writers of all ages to create original haunted stories or poems for Halloween 2020. Stories were reviewed by staff and judged for their creativity and spookiness.

The winning stories, read by guest storytellers, will be shared here and at park events this October.

Watch for one new story every day, October 25 through October 31!

Haunted Stories videos

Spooky Books and More for Halloween

Creepy Reads for Snowy Days

Snowy days can make you want to curl up with a book. October can make you want creepy or suspenseful titles. And when it snows in October?

Monstrous Fun - Frankenstein for Kids

“My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.” - The Creature, Frankenstein.

An Ominous Atmosphere

Face your fears with this timely collection of unnerving music and movies.

Scare Yourself Silly: Humorous Horror

It can be a fine line between what makes you giggle and what makes you sleep with the lights on.

Oh the horror!

What better way to celebrate Halloween then to scare yourself silly with these newer and popular teen horror and thriller reads.

Spooky Graphic Novels

Get into the Halloween spirit with these scary books with spooky pictures (for adults)!
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