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November 8, 2021 - December 20, 2021
November 26, 2021 - December 26, 2021
December 1, 2021
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Newton Public Library Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Join our biggest, spookiest, virtual scavenger hunt ever! Just download the free GooseChase app on your phone or mobile device and search for game name Newton Public Library Halloween Hunt or enter game code WPKE6K. Find as many of the items on our list as you can while competing with other teams. One lucky team will win a Halloween prize bag! All ages are welcome to play along.
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Wondering what to read next? Check out our monthly mystery bags for adults!
Mystery bags have a different theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 books and movies, and an adult craft. Return the books and movies when you're done with them - keep the craft!
October's theme is "Thrills & Chills". The October bag will include a selection of thrillers, mysteries, and slightly spooky (not scary!) books just in time for Halloween. The craft is a decorative lace doily spiderweb. Registration opens September 20th. Please call the library at 641-792-4108 to register.
Our annual pumpkin decorating contest for children is back! Decorate a pumpkin or gourd as your favorite book character. Pumpkins may be painted, dressed, or accessorized, but not carved. Pumpkins will be accepted for Youth/Family/Classroom and Independent Child categories. Independent child categories will be divided into age groups (4-7, 8-12, & 13-18) with a winner from each age group. The public will vote for winners in all categories October 22 - 28, with winners announced on October 29th! Winners in each category will receive a Halloween treat basket.