October 21, 2019 – October 31, 2019 all-day
Youth Services Area, Transylvania County Library
Youth Services
828-884-3151 ext. 3
Literary Pumpkin Decorating @ Youth Services Area, Transylvania County Library

All Ages! Decorate your literary pumpkin at home and bring it to the Library to be on display! Pumpkins can be dropped off October 21-31, 2019.

Anyone who brings in a literary pumpkin will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate to Highland Books!

Literary Pumpkin Decorating Guidelines

  • Your pumpkin can look like your favorite book character or resemble a literary theme from a book, such as your favorite scene or quote.
  • No carved, cut, or pierced pumpkins will be accepted. Pumpkins must be decorated without carving, cutting, or poking holes. Include a plate or tray to catch any drips.
  • For decorating, acrylic paints or permanent markers work best. Spray paint can lead to rotten pumpkins. Yarn, construction paper, cloth, wigs, tape, paste, or glue can be used.
  • Pumpkins will be on display in the Youth Services Area of the Library from October 21-31. The first day to drop off pumpkins is Monday October 21. The last day to drop off pumpkins is Thursday October 31.
  • All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Highland Books gift certificate.
  • All pumpkins must be picked up by November 2.


For more information, call the Youth Services desk at 828-884-3151 ext. 3 or email youth.services@transylvaniacounty.org.