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Spooktober Spectacular: Contests & More

Have safe, spooky and contactless fun during our Spooktober celebration! All-ages pumpkin coloring contest, virtual Monster Mash party, Haunted Legends night, DIY crafts and so much more is available online or through Curbside delivery. Find a small Halloween surprise in every Kid Book Bundle!

All AgesPumpkin coloring contest

Pumpkin Coloring Contest
Color a pumpkintake a picture of your completed artwork and email to Include name of artist, age group (Child or Teen/Adult), email and phone number.
Use crayons, markers, paint, collage or any other media to decorate your pumpkin, which will be displayed online in a virtual pumpkin patch.
Entries Due October 29.
Randomly selected winners will receive a jack-o-lantern bucket stuffed with art supplies.

See the entries in our virtual pumpkin patch!


Storytimes are available any time after they premiere, on the library's YouTube Channel.
Pumpkins!  NOW POSTED! Virtual Storytime Premiere, Wednesday, October 14, 10 a.m.
Campfire Sing-A-Long, Virtual Storytime Premiere, Wednesday, October 21, 10 a.m.
Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party! Virtual Storytime Premiere, Wednesday, October 28, 10 a.m.

Cooking Class
Haunted & Healthy Virtual Cooking Class for Adult with Child, Pre-register now for class on Monday, October 19, 7 p.m. Some ingredients and pre-planning required.

Children: Take & Make Crafts

DIY crafts for kids are available while supplies last at the entrance to the Children's Department, or call 630-487-2578.
3-D Pumpkins, Available starting October 12
Coffee Filter Bats, Available starting October 19
Paper Bag Monsters, Available starting October 26
Grade 1 & Up: Ghost Lanterns, Available starting October 19

Grades 1 - 8

Slime Contest
Win A Year* of Slime Supplies! Enter by 10/28, One entry per person.
To enter, take a picture of some slime you've made and send us the photo at
Tell us a little about how you made it and we'll enter you into a random drawing to win a lot of slime supplies - which just might last you a whole year. Include your name, grade and phone number.
See entries in our virtual slime collection!


Tweens/Teens: Make & Take

Halloween Mug, available starting October 19, Kit Reservation Recommended 

Adults: Scary Stories & Fearless Planning

Haunted: Local Myths & Legends, Recorded October 14. Program will be posted on the library'ds YouTube channel shortly.
Bullet Journaling 101, Live demo on Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m. Registration required to obtain kit; attend virtual demonstration. Kits available for pickup beginning Thursday, October 22.

All crafts and surprises are while supplies last. Please call with any questions regarding contactless options. Happy Spooktober!