- Haunted Library
Haunted Library 2022Guess what? It’s baaaaack…
Haunted Library returns to Longview on October 14 & 15, and we’re ready to stir up some of your nightmares!
For two nights in October, the Longview Public Library becomes the Haunted Library - a terrifying haunted house where the stacks are transformed into a dark lair of monsters and spirits!
Your job is simple: make it through.
Usually we tell you to be quiet when you're in the library. We'll make an exception for screaming this time.
Haunted Library has grown exponentially, and we now see over 3,000 patrons during the two-night event!
• $2.00 - Adults
• $1.00 - Children 12 and under
Due to the cost of materials and size to which the event has grown, the Friends of the Longview Public Library, a non-profit organization that sponsors and supports Library programming, is charging a small entry fee to Haunted Library.
Admission cost will be considered a donation to the Friends, and will be used to aid future children's programs and purchase new Library books!
- Presale tickets will be available for purchase at the Library during business hours.
Tickets will also be sold outside on the days of the event.
- Those who purchase a ticket prior to the day of event will receive line priority and may enter the Haunted Library via a separate line before those who did not purchase a ticket ahead of time.
- Cash and cards are both accepted as payment.
- Patrons must present a ticket for entry to the event.
- Due to potentially large crowds, patrons should arrive by 7:00 PM to guarantee entry into the Haunted Library.
- No refunds for tickets under any circumstances as this is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Longview Public Library.
Haunted Library is a project of many working parts, and lots of volunteers are needed!
Volunteers primarily scare our patrons at the event in our many different scare zones.
But, they can also help with set up and tear down, prop building, advertising, and makeup.
You MUST be signed up as a volunteer, and attend one orientation date prior to the event in order to participate.
Anyone who shows up in costume and is not on our volunteer list will NOT be allowed to volunteer.
If interested in volunteering for the Haunted Library, or would like more information, please contact Terri at (903) 237-1027 or by email.
Volunteer Orientation DatesVolunteers for Haunted Library are required to attend one of the following orientations:
• September 29
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
• October 1
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
• October 6
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
• October 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Anyone caught in violation of these rules will be escorted out of the Haunted Library.
- No running or pushing.
- No strollers.
- No photos or videos.
- No touching actors or props. Our actors WILL NOT touch you, so please do not touch us!
Bringing ChildrenThe Haunted Library is a full-fledged haunted house, complete with fake blood, various frights, and high-impact scares; therefore, it is recommended for patrons ages 10+.
While our Haunted Library is by no means extreme, it will most definitely be very creepy, and there will be lots of loud noises, scares, and potentially frightening props/costumed people.
We strongly advise parents to use caution and discernment when deciding whether or not to bring children to the Haunted Library.
If you decide to bring your children and they are too scared to enter the Haunted Library, please be respectful of other patrons and do not force them to participate..
Physical DemandsPatrons can expect to experience loud audio and visual effects that will include strobe lights and fog, creating low visibility.
Our environments can be physically demanding. Patrons should not participate if they are pregnant, have any physical limitations, are prone to seizures, or have heart or respiratory problems. Patrons using crutches, or wearing a cast or brace, are not recommended to participate.
All patrons who enter the Haunted Library do so at their own risk.
Patrons who appear to be intoxicated will NOT be admitted.
MediaBehind-the-Scenes Photos from Haunted Library 2017
Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Haunted Library 2015
Spaceship Video from Haunted Library 2015
Check out the photo galleries of past Haunted Libraries on our Facebook page as well!