Decorate a pumpkin as a book character: paint, dress, and/or accessorize it, but do not carve it. Entries will be accepted October 20th-24th and can be made individually or as a family. Pumpkins will be displayed in the Children’s Library, and the public is invited to vote ballot-style for their favorite entry. The winner will be announced on October 31st and will win a gift basket of children’s books, DVDs, and other Halloween treats. Entry forms are available at the Youth Service’s Librarian’s desk. Call Phyllis Peter, Youth Service's Librarian at 641-792-4108 with questions.