Central Library is open Monday - Saturday with modified services and hours. Mariners and Balboa are open for curbside services Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Corona del Mar is open for curbside services Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. All programs and storytimes are currently cancelled until further notice.  


Spook-Tacular Kids Program

Virtual Costume Parade

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  • Spooktacular Costume Parade

    Ezra has mastered the super secret ninja arts to blend perfectly in this pumpkin patch!

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    Do the Monster mash! Punk rocker Sasha is baaaad to the bone!

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    Is that a bird or a plane...! No, it's Wampa to the rescue!

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    All hands on deck for this Halloween! Beatriz looks absolutely fa-boo-lous as Uma from the Descendants

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    A pirate's life is all Leticia needs. Meet Uma, daughter of Ursula, from the Descendants series!

  • Spooktacular Costume Parade

    Roses are red and ghosts are white, beware the dead on Halloween night!

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    Something wicked this way comes! Benjamin gave us all a fright here at NBPL with his fanastically spooky Grim Reaper costume.

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    They say the devil is a ghoul's best friend. We couldn't agree more!

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    No tricks and only treats for this law enforcer. Fighting crime never looked so fun!

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    Life is always better with a little magic. Witching you a Happy Halloween!

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    It's showtime for these two ballerinas! Blake and Paige show off their dance moves for our Halloween parade!

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    It's always a royal (Frozen) treat to be visited by Elsa, the Hallow-Queen of Arendelle!

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    If you've got it, haunt it! Time for a ghoul's night out this Halloween!

Spooktacular Virtual Costume Parade!

Give us a fright and show off your costumes in our 2020 Spooktacular Virtual Costume Parade! Simply dress up, send us your spookiest photo, and check back in a couple days to see your costume added to our Virtual Parade and on our Instagram account. Be sure to give your favorite costumes a like on Instagram, too!

Where do I send my child’s photos?

Email all photos to no later than Saturday, October 31st, 2020. 

• Submitted photos must be suitable for all audiences
• Accepted file types: JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG
• Submission does not guarantee your photo will appear on the website. All photos will be reviewed by an NBPL staff member
• Submitting your photo grants the Newport Beach Public Library the right to publish your photo on our website and social media outlets

If you have any questions please contact us at

Spooktacular Halloween Craft Kits and Prize Drawing!

Craft Bag

Due to unexpected demand, Grab and Go kits are no longer available. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. For examples of craft kit contents to recreate using supplies from home, be sure to check out the Spook-tacular craft video!  You may still participate in the prize drawing though.  Prize drawing tickets can be picked up in Children’s at the Central Library or via Curbside at the Mariners, Balboa and CDM Branches.

Prize Drawing

Winners will be drawn November 2nd and notified by phone.