31 Days of Horror in Books and Movies

Count down the days to Halloween with spooky books, movies, and more. Use your library card to find scary stories to enjoy all October long.

Watch horror films on DVD and streaming services

Your library card lets you borrow DVDs. You can also use it to enjoy movies on streaming services such as Kanopy and hoopla. Check out our top picks for family-friendly Halloween films. Do you enjoy some laughs with your scares? Try one of these horror-comedy films. Looking for something a bit scarier? Find spooky television series you can borrow on DVD. Explore 31 scary films to stream or borrow on DVD. Watch 20 horror films directed by women. Or, browse all horror DVDs in the catalog.
 
Read a scary story 
 
See what's new in horror fiction- check out recently published horror books. Get lost in creepy comics. Revisit or share nostalgic scary stories for kids. Or, browse all horror books and eBooks available in the catalog.
 
Listen to audiobooks that will keep you awake at night
 
Make the most of a dark and stormy night by listening to spooky audiobooks. Browse all horror audiobooks, including CDs and downloadable audiobooks.
 

hoopla FAQs

  • If you've replaced your library card or updated your PIN/password you'll need to update your Library Settings in hoopla.

  • Please visit the hoopla site, opens a new window for more instructions or contact Ask KCLS, opens a new window for help.

  • Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.

    To return a title early, click return now, located next to the date the title expires on the title information page. Please note that returning a title early does not give you additional borrows for the month.

  • hoopla works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts to 10 per month helps us stay within our collection budget.

  • If you are using the hoopla app on a mobile device, you can download titles for offline access. If you are using hoopla in a web browser on a computer, you must have an internet connection to access titles.

Kanopy FAQs

  • To check out streaming videos on Kanopy, you need the following:

    • A KCLS library card in good standing
    • Internet access
    • For mobile devices, the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku
    • For PC or Mac users, any current web browser (Supported browsers)
    • A Kanopy account (You can create a Kanopy account on the Kanopy login page.)
  • For help, visit Kanopy's help page or contact Ask KCLS.

  • No, films cannot be downloaded to a computer or device; they only stream through the internet.

  • Kanopy works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts helps us stay within our collection budget. 

    You do not need to use your monthly tickets to access Kanopy Kids content. 

  • Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.

OverDrive FAQs

  • DIA celebra la literatura infantil, las familias, la lectura y la diversidad multicultural. 

    El Día del niño y del libro (también conocido como DÍA o Diversidad en acción) comenzó hace 28 años. Pat Mora, escritora mexicano-estadounidense introdujo esta celebración en los Estados Unidos en 1996. El Día del niño y del libro enfatiza la importancia de leer en el / los idiomas de la familia y preservar la/s cultura/s de origen a través de los libros. 

    ¡Gracias a nuestros socios! 

  • The reading challenge is part of our yearlong Celebrate the Freedom to Read campaign. Celebrate our freedom by collectively reading or listening to 1 million minutes. 

  • Book Group Kits are bags containing 10 copies of the same book that you can check out and use for your book clubs or other groups.

    1. Follow the link for Rosetta Stone on our Databases page in a browser. Enter your library card number and password.
    2. Select Rosetta Stone Library Solution from the list.
    3. Create an account with your email address and a password. Select a language to learn. You can only learn one language with the Rosetta Stone.
    4. On your mobile device, download the Rosetta Stone app from your provider’s store. You can follow the link in the “View available apps” section on our Databases
    5. Open the app and select “Log In” underneath the blue “Get Started” button.
    6. Select “Work or School” for the account type.
    7. Enter the email address you used to create your Rosetta Stone account for the user name. Enter the password you created. On Android devices, choose Next.
    8. Enter the Workspace ID on Apple devices and when prompted for Android device. The workspace ID is s9225476.
    9. Choose Sign In for iOS or Next for Android.
    10. Start learning!
  • A Teen Advisory Board is a group of teen volunteers who meet regularly with a librarian facilitator to offer input on library services and co-design library programs. Teen Advisory Boards help librarians create programs that meet the needs of youth in their community. These programs align with the library’s mission and goals. Contact your local library to learn more about recent events planned for and with teens.

Updated 9/30/22