Halloween Booktacular Giveaway

Ghost reading book and drinking warm beverage against a pumpkin. Text: Booktacular Giveaway.

Get a Free Book: October 22 – 31, 2023

SJPL is once again excited to present our annual Halloween Booktacular Giveaway, this year running from Sunday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Kids and teens ages 0-18 can stop by any SJPL location and pick out one free book!

Basic participation rules include:

  • No sign up required
  • No library card required
  • Costumes encouraged, but not required
  • Youth MUST be present to claim a prize book -- one book per person


How do you pick up a free book for Halloween?
Youth ages 0-18 can visit any SJPL library location. No sign up is required.

Do we have to sign up for a library card or any other program?
A library card is always encouraged, but is not required to participate in this program.

Does my child need to be present to pick up a free book for Halloween?
Yes, all youth MUST be present to claim their free giveaway prize book—one book per child.

Do youth need to wear a costume to get a free book?
No, but costumes are always welcome and encouraged.

Are there only Halloween books available as giveaways?
Nope! Giveaway books are available in a wide variety of genres.

Where can I find out about Halloween events at SJPL locations?
SJPL is offering a wide variety of Halloween-related events for youth of all ages:

See All Halloween Events