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Wanaque Youngsters Start Halloween Early At Library Party

Denise Carrozza, children's librarian, leads story time at the Wanaque Public Library's Halloween party Saturday morning, Oct. 31. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Daniel Kurcz reads a story to Zoe, 3. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Brayden Smith, 3, takes his turn at pumpkin bowling. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Peter Iodaci, 5, finds a hidden pumpkin. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Sebastian Zak, dressed as Woody from "Toy Story," listens to story time with his mom Agnes. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Tyler Behrens, 2, dressed as Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars." Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Gabriella Behrens, 2 months, takes a nap in her Princess Leia costume. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Denise Carrozza, children's librarian, dressed as the book fairy to promote reading. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma

WANAQUE, N.J. — Pumpkins and candy were scattered throughout the Wanaque Public Library for its Halloween party Saturday morning.

A dozen or so youngsters came to the library for story time, games of pumpkin bowling and a scavenger hunt -- plus dessert.

Allowing the children to come in costume early helped spread out the festivities, said Wanaque Children's Librarian Denise Carrozza, dressed as a book fairy for the event to promote reading.

"Having had four daughters I know if [Halloween] is on a weekday, they want to get up and get right out to the houses," Carrozza told Daily Voice. "I thought this would be a good place for the kids to come and get their start without ringing doorbells."

The children brought home goody bags filled with more treats, donated by Braen Stone Industries Inc. 

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