The Selbyville Public Library, 11 S. Main St., with host its 16th annual Haunted Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Library Director Kelly Kline is anticipating another record breaking turn out this Halloween night and is planning accordingly.

“The Haunted Library grows in complexity every year, therefore we need more time to set up. We are going to close down the library on Oct. 29 and 30 to ensure that we will be ready,” said Kline. Last year, more than 500 patrons turned out to enjoy the Haunted Library, and this year staff and volunteers are excited to be able to have extra planning/set up time to enhance their vision.

To make all this scream-worthy fun possible, Kline is also asking for community volunteers for set-up, break-down, and the performance part of the evening.

“Set-up and break-down generally happen at times that are inconvenient for our school-aged volunteers, so we need adults for that. However, for the dramatic event, we love using students with acting backgrounds, ages 13 and up,” said Kline.

Kline credits the volunteers with making the event a success over the years, including Josh Vickers, who designs and builds the sets, and her husband, Tony Kline, who has a knack for automation.

The Haunted Library is a free attraction for families with children of all ages, but they do accept donations at the door. Haunted Library is appropriate for children age 7 and older.

Volunteers will be required to attend a meeting at noon Oct. 20.

For more, visit or call 436-8195.