A GROUP of volunteers are planning to strike fear and terror in Ellesmere later this month to celebrate Hallowe’en.

The Friends – or ‘fiends’ – of Ellesmere Library will be staging a ‘spooktacular’ event at The Vault in Scotland Street on Wednesday, October 30.

Among the hair-raising activities will be a ‘tomb-bola’, Hallowe’en-themed games, ghost stories, eerie music and a spine-chilling quiz.

“It’s going to be really scary,” said vice-chairman Sue Ardill. “But apart from having an evening of ghoulish fun, we hope it will encourage people take the opportunity to borrow some excellent books from the library that will give them a bit of a fright.”

Committee member Kate Westgate added: “Since the Friends of the Library group was set up four years ago, we’ve held a wide-range of events and activities and this one will be truly terrifying in the nicest possible way.”

Library staff dressed as vampires will be on a recruiting mission to “draw fresh blood” to the library’s membership.

The library – in the Our Space community centre – is also putting on a special display of creepy stories for adults and children to coincide with Hallowe’en. The evening will include a two-course supper and welcome ‘blood-coloured’ drinks. Tickets are £10 and are available at the library, from Ismay’s or by ringing Sue on 01691 624331.