Ghosts, goblins and ghouls gathered at the Fairbury Public Library on Thursday night to celebrate Halloween with a Hobbit-themed party, including a visit from the infamous dragon Smaug, brought in by Children’s Librarian Linda Dux.
The Halloween party was a hit for kids of all ages, Dux explained. Children received treats, Halloween bookmarks and books, which were donated by Linda Dux and Kathleen Dux. There was also a costume contest, which was won by Makena Lantz, Ryler Kessler and Kemper Ambrose.
The winners of a reading contest were announced at the party. The winners were Makena Lantz, Dane Anderson and Adam Mascarenas. Mascarenas read over 40 books. Each of the winners received a set of ear buds.
Here are some photos from the party taken by Georgann Friedrichsen: