Well, sort of. The fire, fashioned out of colorful tissue paper and Christmas lights, and the crackling, courtesy of a sound effect tape, were just parts of the Ghosts in the Library festivities led by Youth Services Librarian Rachel Cuzzo.
Campfire-themed snacks and drinks were provided, and Cuzzo kicked off the story-telling with the scary story "The Golden Arm."
She also shared a potentially true ghost story, for those who believe in ghosts, about the Frankfort Fire Station, which is believed to be haunted by a man in a cowboy hat.
The kids brainstormed possible reasons the cowboy would haunt the station, but in the end, his presence was still deemed a mystery.
Following the stories, an acting contest of sorts was held to see who could demonstrate the most dramatic, the funniest and the saddest deaths.
Winning most dramatic was Jordan Lott, funniest went to Carter Sheehan and saddest was awarded to Thomas Bullaro.
The event closed with a craft, with the kids making a bend-able, clay-headed man made out of pipe cleaners.
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