Geauga County Public Library Sponsors Literary Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Geauga County Public Library (GCPL) is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1, 2013, to

Photos may be displayed on the library’s Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Who: GCPL patrons, all ages.

What: Carve a literary-inspired image into your pumpkin. Email photo and your name / phone number / book inspiration author and title to

When: Photos must be received by Nov. 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. to be considered

Where: Anywhere you want to display your pumpkin and take a photo of it

Prize: $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble

Need inspiration? How about Poe’s “The Raven” or Shelley’s “Frankenstein”? Or, simply carve a book or your favorite book title. Ghosts, witches, spiders and haystacks are all viable candidates. All deserving entries will be shared on GCPL social media sites.

Geauga County Public Library thanks the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture for judging this contest.

About the Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library includes four full-service community libraries in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West) and Middlefield; two library stations housed in schools in Newbury and Thompson; one Bookmobile that serves farms, nursing homes and nursery schools; and one administrative center where technical services, computer services, facilities and administrative functions reside. GCPL has more than 500,000 books and e-books. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio / video items and 400 research databases available through its website. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library online.

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