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Family Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Bring a pumpkin decorated with a literary theme to the library and win!

October 23 - October 30

| Free

The Round Rock Public Library is hosting a family Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest that begins on Friday, October 23, 2020. Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin (or gourd) as a book character or with a literary theme and drop it off at the Round Rock Public Library children’s desk for display from October 23 – October 29. Library staff will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pumpkins on Friday, November 6, 2020. The winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card!

Contest Rules:

  • One pumpkin entry per family may be entered into the contest. Pumpkin submissions must be based on a book and/or book character. 
  • The library cannot accept carved pumpkin submissions. Only painted and/or decorated whole pumpkin submissions may be entered into the contest.
  • Submissions will not be accepted before Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10 am.
  • All contest submissions must be accompanied by a Pumpkin Entry Form – 2020.
  • Contest submissions must be turned into library staff by Wednesday, October 29, 2020, at 5 pm. Late pumpkin submissions will not be accepted.
  • A ballot box will be available for in-library voting between Friday, October 30th – Saturday, October 31st at 2 pm.  Voting on social media will take place between Saturday, October 31st – Wednesday, November 4th.
  • Winning families will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card: 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, and 3rd place $10.
  • All pumpkins must be picked up by Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 5 pm. Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of.

For more information, please contact the Children’s Desk, (512) 218-3275.


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Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.
Round Rock, TX 78664 United States
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