The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite literary/book character! All ages are welcome to participate.

To submit, send a photo of your pumpkin to with your name and phone number any time from October 1-25.

Congrats to the winners: Christy Broderick, Lydia Heffner and Drew Draper! You can see all of the amazing entries on JDL’s Facebook page.

Disguise a Gingerbread Man: Book Character Contest

Run, run as fast as you can! Kids ages 3-10 are invited to pick up a gingerbread man at any JDL branch starting Nov. 16 to decorate as a book character. Return your gingerbread man to your library branch by Dec. 7 with your name and age on the back.

Can’t make it into the library? Gingerbread man templates and instructions can also be downloaded and printed off at home! Click here for template. Send a photo of the competed masterpiece along with the child’s name, age, the book character, and home branch to by December 7.

Photos of the entries will be shared on our Facebook page starting Dec. 14 where you can at vote for your favorite one! Voting ends Dec. 19. The gingerbread man with the most votes in 3 age categories will be awarded a prize!