Daniel Boone Regional Library is hosting several spooky fall events for older children and teens this month. In Columbia, you can compete in the library’s pumpkin art contest or create your own zombie Barbies. Our Ashland location will also be hosting an afternoon of Halloween crafts and activities.
Don’t forget that the library has an amazing selection of holiday books to help make your celebration the creepiest, like “Extreme Pumpkins,” “The Original Duct Tape Halloween Book” and “A Zombie Ate My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes.”
Pumpkin Art Contest
Columbia Public Library
Pumpkin Drop-off: October 9 & 10
Pumpkin Parade: Tuesday, October 10 from 4-6 p.m.
Carve or paint an amazing pumpkin to be part of our “Pumpkin Parade” on October 10. Show off your creative flair by crafting a pumpkin with a reading, libraries or book character theme. We’ll invite kid judges to vote for their favorites.
You must be 12 or older to submit an entry into the Pumpkin Art Contest. Adults are welcome to participate, too! Turn in pumpkins Monday, October 9, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. or Tuesday, October 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Flameless tea light candles provided for carved pumpkins. Prizes awarded to the best-loved pumpkins; need not be present to win. Displayed pumpkins can be picked up through Wednesday, October 11.
Wednesday, October 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Come for an early Halloween celebration where we’ll play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks for a thriller of an afternoon! Ages 8-14. No registration required.
Project Teen: Creepy Crafts
Monday, October 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Studio
Bring your best fiends and join us for macabre makings and creepy crafts like zombie barbies! Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, October 17. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.