Trick-or-Treat with Your Family in Downtown Columbia on Halloween

Plenty of ghouls and goblins are ready to descend on downtown Columbia. Richland Library is getting in the spirit by offering a safe, family-friendly option this Halloween. Please dress in costume and join us for the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Stroll from 3 - 5 p.m., Thursday, October 31 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). Geared toward children, this event is free and open to the public.

Trick-or-treat throughout the library and enjoy holiday-themed activities. Then take a stroll across Assembly Street, with help from the Columbia Police Department and the City Center Partnership Yellow Shirts, to trick-or-treat in the Main Street District at the following, participating businesses:

The COMET Bus (Parked on Hampton Street & COMET Central)
Columbia Museum of Art & CMA Shop
Carolina Hair Studios
Mast General Store
Nickelodeon Theatre
The Grand
1626 on Main
The Shoppes on Main
One Columbia for Arts & History
Columbia Arts Center
Main Street Public House
Something Special Flowers & Gifts
Drake's Duck-In
Doctors Care
Sylvan's Jewelers
East Bay Deli
Franklin's Printing & Marketing
Capitol Places
Indah Coffee
Uptown Gifts

A little later in the evening, Richland Library is hosting teens, ages 12 to 18, back at our Main location for Ghoul's Night In. We're planning to make gourmet caramel apples and watch one of our favorite Halloween flicks, Hocus Pocus.

To view a complete list of Halloween programs that are planned across our library system, please visit

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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