This month the Friends of the Olathe Public Library are sponsoring a Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin as a favorite children's book character.  Paint it, dress it, accessorize it, but NO CARVING!  Click here for the rules.  One entry per family.  Registration is required.  You may register online for either the Main Library contest or the Indian Creek Branch contest.  The deadline to register is October 13.  Deliver your pumpkins to the library on October 19 or 20.

The pumpkins will be on display at the libraries from October 20 - 28.  The pumpkins will be judged on October 27 by the Friends of the Olathe Public Library.  The winners will be announced on October 28.  First prize will be a one year family pass to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm (a $50 value).  Second prize will be a $25 gift card to AMC Theaters.  All entrants will receive a Friends membership and a Friends book bag.  The contest is in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week.

So get registered and get decorating!  We hope to see a lot of creative pumpkins in our contest.  To get inspired stop by the Main Library to see the Olivia and Pete the Cat pumpkins, or visit the Indian Creek Branch and see the Elephant and Piggie pumpkins.

Happy decorating!