richland library halloween pic

Photo obtained from Richland Library's website.

Richland Library staff are getting in the Halloween spirit by welcoming children to a family-friendly afternoon event. The Not-So-Spooky Halloween Stroll will be held Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., beginning at the library's main location (1431 Assembly St.). The stroll is geared toward children, and is free and open to the public.

Kids can go trick-or-treating throughout the library, and enjoy holiday-themed activities. Then, children and their families can take a stroll across Assembly Street (assisted by the Columbia Police Department and City Center Partnership Yellow Shirts), to trick-or-treat along the Main Street District.

Participating businesses include:

  1. The COMET Bus (Parked on Hampton Street & COMET Central)
  2. Columbia Museum of Art & CMA Shop
  3. Carolina Hair Studios
  4. Mast General Store
  5. Nickelodeon Theatre
  6. The Grand
  7. Hendrix
  8. 1626 on Main
  9. The Shoppes on Main
  10. One Columbia for Arts & History
  11. Columbia Arts Center
  12. Main Street Public House
  13. Something Special Flowers & Gifts
  14. Drake's Duck-In
  15. Doctors Care
  16. Sylvan's Jewelers
  17. East Bay Deli
  18. Franklin's Printing & Marketing
  19. Capitol Places
  20. WXRY
  21. Indah Coffee
  22. Uptown Gifts

    A little later in the evening, the library is hosting teens from 12 to 18-years-old, back at the main location, for Ghoul's Night In. Participants will get to make a gourmet caramel apple and watch a Halloween favorite, Hocus Pocus.

More information can be found at

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