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October 1 - October 31

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Halloween fun returns to downtown Middleton with this season’s newest StoryWalk® adventure.


Come downtown to Middleton Oct. 1-31 for an outdoor, interactive reading of “Trick Arr Treat,” by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Jorge Monlongo — the story about children looking for adventure on Halloween by dressing up as pirates and seeking “treasure” from their neighbors.


The StoryWalk® takes readers on a 23-stop reading adventure to different businesses to read a page or two from the book with a coordinating activity. The map and businesses are numbered so that readers can follow the stops in order and find out what happens next in the story.


Begin at the Middleton Public Library to pick up a free map and guide to the StoryWalk®, as well as one free copy of the book while supplies last, provided by Friends of the Middleton Public Library. StoryWalk® maps are also available online at the Downtown Middleton website:


“Kids will love the fun pirate theme, the many different Halloween costumes, and the wonderful pictures,” said Katie Ganser, Youth Services Librarian at the Middleton Public Library. “All of the StoryWalks® are fun, but the Halloween one, with families roaming around downtown in costumes, makes it even better.”


Although there will not be a downtown trick-or-treat event this year, participants are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the StoryWalk® in full costume. Snap some photos along the way and tag Downtown Middleton, the Middleton Public Library or Middleton Tourism and your photos might even be reshared to their social media pages.


This is Downtown Middleton Business Association and the library’s fifth StoryWalk® since launching last October.


How to tag:

Middleton Public Library: Facebook @midpublib; Instagram: middletonpubliclibrary

Downtown Middleton: Facebook: @downtownmiddleton; Instagram: downtown_middleton

Middleton Tourism: Facebook: @MiddletonWI; Instagram: visit.middleton


Safety guidelines: Please practice social distancing during your StoryWalk®, giving others six feet of space, and follow Dane County Public Health guidelines regarding COVID-19.


StoryWalk® is presented by Middleton Public Library and the DMBA. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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Middleton Public Library *START HERE*

7425 Hubbard Ave

Middleton Historical Society (1)

7410 Hubbard Ave

Middleton City Hall (2)

7426 Hubbard Ave

Middleton, WI 53562

Grape Water Wine Bar (3)

7466 Hubbard Avenue


JOHN/Christine Designs (4) 

1835 Parmenter Street


Roman Candle Pizza (5) 

1920 Parmenter Street

The Regal Find (6)  

]1834 Parmenter Street

(608) 833-1633

Villa Dolce (7)
1828 Parmenter Street



Stone Horse Green (8) 


Isthmus Eye Care (9)

7601 University Ave #102

(608) 831-3366

Diny's Diamonds (10) 
1903 Cayuga Street

Mane Hair Company (11) 
1903 Cayuga Street

(608) 445-7266

Barrique’s Wine & Spirits (12) 

1901 Cayuga Street

Board and Brush (13) 

7605 Elmwood Avenue

(608) 400-5246

Poke Bar Middleton (14) 

7603 Elmwood Avenue

(608) 821-1199

Peter Kraus Fitness (15) 

1826 Aurora Street


Longtable Beer Cafe (16) 

7545 Hubbard Avenue


Fontaine Home (17) 

7535 Hubbard Avenue


Cloth & Metal (18) 

7530 Hubbard Avenue



Journeyman Co. (19) 

7525 Hubbard Avenue


Middleton Visitor's Center (20)

1811 Parmenter Street


REFORMadison (21)

1819 Parmenter Street

(608) 820-1058



Women's / Children's Clothing (22)

1823 Parmenter Street

(608) 841-2345

National Mustard Museum (23)

7477 Hubbard avenue


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