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Open to All Ages, birth to 101!
 
Decorate a mini pumpkin inspired by your favorite book, movie, or television character and see it displayed outside the Roosevelt Room from October 25 through November 6!


 

 

Participation & Rules

To participate:

  • Pick up a Pumpkin Kit at the Circulation Desk beginning on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

    • Kit includes a mini pumpkin, a copy of the rules and dates, Pumpkin ID form, and 6" paper plate.​

    • If you are unable to get to the library, please contact Casey at 978-897-1010 x102.

  • Decorate your mini pumpkin to look like a book or movie character, a scene from a movie, a book cover, or a famous person. (We'll pair it with its inspiration for the Art Show!)

  • Return the decorated mini pumpkins & a completed Pumpkin ID Form to the Circulation Desk anytime the Library is open by Saturday, October 22, 2021

 

OR

  • Come to a Pumpkin Decorating Event. Pumpkins will be available at the event. Masks and social distancing are required.

    • Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm, outside on the Library Patio.

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in the Roosevelt Room

    • Friday, October 22, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, outside on the Library Patio.

  • Decorate your mini pumpkin to look like a book or movie character, a scene from a movie, a book cover, or a famous person. (We'll pair it with its inspiration for the Art Show!)

  • Leave your decorated mini-pumpkin and completed Pumpkin ID Form at the Library when you are done.

​​​Rules:

  1. One mini pumpkin per person or group.

  2. You can decorate as an individual, group, family, or team.

  3. NO HOLES!!! To avoid rotting pumpkins, please do not cut, carve, or hollow out your pumpkin.

  4. No candles or electrical devices, including battery operated.

  5. No vulgarity of any kind permitted - this is a family art show!

  6. Objects, paper, and materials of any kind except food may be glued to the pumpkins. You can also paint or draw on your pumpkins.

  7. Your decorated pumpkin should fit on the plate included in the Pumpkin Kit. You are welcome to decorate the plate.

  8. Fill out the entire Pumpkin ID form. Lost the one from your kit? You can print one below or as for a copy when you return your pumpkin.

  9. If you would like to pick up your pumpkins after they've been displayed, they will be available beginning Monday, November 8. The last day to pick up your pumpkin will be Friday, November 12. Please note, any pumpkins that rotted prior to the pick-up deadline will be thrown out (because, yuck) and any pumpkins not picked up by 5:00 pm on the 12th will be thrown out.

  10. Staff reserve the right to reject any pumpkins that do not follow these rules!

 

Dates

  • Tues October 12 - Fri October 22, 2020: Pumpkin Kits will be available at the Circulation Desk anytime the Library is open. Contact Casey at 978-897-1010 x102 if you are unable to pick-up a kit during those times.

  • Sat October 16: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 10:00am - 12:00pm, outside on the Library Patio.

  • Tues October 19: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in the Roosevelt Room

  • Fri October 22: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, outside on the Library Patio.

  • October 13 - October 23, 2020: Pumpkins and completed Pumpkin ID Forms can be dropped off during Curbside Pick-up.

  • October 25 - November 6, 2020: The 3rd Annual Maynard Library Pumpkin Decorating Art Show will be on display outside the Roosevelt Room.

  • November 8 - November 13, 2020: Take your pumpkins home! Any pumpkins left unclaimed will be thrown out. 

Looking for ideas?

Check out these pumpkins!

 
Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat

Photo credit: paintingincarlsbad

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Captain Underpants & Greg Heffley
Captain Underpants & Greg Heffley

Photo credit: Preschool Inspirations

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Disney Tsum Tsums
Disney Tsum Tsums

Photo credit: Reddit /u/ kenliri

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Book Character Collage
Book Character Collage

Photo Credit: Deschutes Public Library

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Mrs. Potts
Mrs. Potts

Photo credit: unknown

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Pinocchio
Pinocchio

Photo credit: Estreno Casa

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Disney's Up
Disney's Up

Photo credit: Elizabeth Clawson-Sanders

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The Lorax
The Lorax

Photo credit: Currituck County High School

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The Lorax
The Lorax

Photo credit: paintingincarlsbad

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To see the pumpkins from past

Pumpkin Decorating Art Shows,

click the text or photos below!

 

Forms
Click on the links to download or open a pdf version of the Pumpkin ID Form and Rules.
Pumpkin ID Form
Participation, Rules, & Dates