STAMFORD, CT — October 12, 2018 — The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) and the Ferguson Library will be hosting a Haunted Halloween Book Give-Away on Saturday, October 27th from 1PM to 4PM at the Ferguson Library’s Main Branch. Festivities will be taking place on the third floor of the library, with children encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes!

The event, which serves students pre-k to 5th grade, encourages literacy by allowing parents and children to select new books for building their home libraries. Children can expect to hear spooky stories read by Stamford Public School’s elementary school leaders, including Newfield’s Principal Lisa Saba-Price at 1:30, Stark’s Assistant Principal Joe Claps at 2:00, and Roxbury’s Principal Dr. Mark Bonasera at 2:30. Halloween crafting, themed music, raffles, and trick-or-treating snacks will be on hand, making a perfect start to the Halloween weekend! The event will wrap up with a costume parade through the library lead by SPEF mascot, SPEFy, at 3:30.

The Haunted Halloween Book Give-Away is a completely free event; it is offered through SPEF’s Books Across Stamford initiative. 300 to 400 children and adults are expected to attend this event, with 600 to 700 books being distributed.