Page Frights


This October, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is co-producing Page Frights, a month long social media celebration of Halloween, library and archives style.

October 1-31, 2016, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world will be sharing spooky, creepy, and otherwise frightening or Halloween-related books and images from their collections on social media using the hashtag #PageFrights. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media sites.

We also invite you to carve pumpkins using patterns inspired by #PageFrights content. Explore our Pumpkin Patterns Gallery today to find free patterns that you can download, and be sure to share your carved pumpkins on social media with the #PageFrights hashtag!

Finally, see some spooky images come alive through GIF IT UP. Learn more.

Visit the Page Frights website to find lots of great content and explore collections around the world. 

Page Frights was inspired by the 2015 #creepyarchives campaign launched by the Medical Historical Library at Yale University. #PageFrights is spearheaded by the Biodiversity Heritage Library, The New York Academy of Medicine, the Medical Historical Library at Yale University, and Smithsonian Libraries.

BHL Page Frights Content

We'll be producing lots of social media content as part of #PageFrights. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our blog to explore our posts.

We're also making some of our favorite images available in Flickr and Pinterest. Get your Halloween #SciArt fix by exploring our image collections today.

Get Your Own Sea Monster & Support Biodiversity Research


With our Page Frights CafePress collection, you can purchase your very own piece of the Page Frights fun and help support scientific research at the same time! 100% of the proceeds from product sales will be used to digitize more books for BHL.

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