Yorba Linda Public Library “Trick or Treat” Event


The program’s books will be located on the 2nd floor of the Yorba Linda Library. Credit:Megan Wang

Megan Wang, Photojournalist


Halloween is a worldwide tradition dating all the way back 2000 years ago; it can be enjoyed by adults, kids, and even pets. It is a month-long preparation, and many events and programs occur during this time. One event that is local to Yorba Linda is the teen book program “trick or treat.”

This program can be enjoyed by teens 13 and up and adults 18 and up who are familiar with the Yorba Linda Public Library. The program is located on the 2nd floor in the library in the teen and adult sections. 

“I think it gives a good experience for young teens who want to try something new,””

— Hannah Chong (9)


The program’s goal will be for readers to discover new genres such as thriller, horror, mystery, or adventure, and for them to find new books or interests that they may enjoy, as stated on the Library’s website. “Discover a new author, genre, or series! Check it out, take it home, and give it a chance to make an impression,” as mentioned on the Website. 

How the program works is that readers may pick up a book in a package completely sealed and be unaware of what the book is. Even though it may be tempting, it is suggested that the reader opens their book at their home. It is recommended that even if the first few pages may seem unappealing,  the reader reads at least the first 50 pages to see if they enjoy it and for them to be open-minded and optimistic. After finishing or ending the book, you will be able to rate and submit an online form, which is very short and straightforward. All documents must be completed by November 30th at 11:30 p.m. in order to be eligible for the prize of an amazon gift card of 25 dollars. 

This annual, two-month program will get teens and adults excited and in spirit for Halloween. Hannah Chang(9) a student at Yorba Linda High School, has shared her perspective on the event, “I think it gives a good experience of young teens who wants to try something new.”  There will not be a limit on the amount of books read or taken, and readers are encouraged to take as many spooky books as preferred, so they will get a higher chance of winning a prize. “There is no limit to the number of books you can read. So read lots and increase your chances to win a fabulous prize.” stated the Yorba Linda Public Library website.