The Washington Library Association recently reported the below story:
What's lurking in the stacks? From old creaky Carnegie buildings to librarians overstaying their welcome, here are a handful of Washington's reportedly haunted libraries.
Toppenish Library, Yakima Valley Libraries (pictured): There are stories of paranormal activity on the second floor, which is kept locked from patrons. A man and women have been seen looking out of the second-story windows.
Snohomish Library, Sno-Isle Libraries: Catharine McMurchy, who worked in the old Carnegie building as a librarian from 1923 to 1939, is said to haunt the library.
Wilson Library, Western Washington University: Mabel Zoe Wilson, the first librarian at the Normal School (now WWU), is reported to haunt the university's library.
Tacoma Public Library, Wheelock Branch: Maintenance workers have reported strange disturbances, and one person saw an apparition of a gray-haired woman believed to be Anna McCormick, the library's founder.
Centennial Middle School, West Valley School District: Students have reportedly witnessed a woman with no legs floating around in the old library.
Anacortes Museum: The museum, located in the old Carnegie library, has had reports of cold spots and disembodied footsteps, as well as the apparition of a former librarian.