Bring a pumpkin and wear old clothes on Tuesday, Oct. 29 because we’re painting pumpkins!
People ages 4-94 can pre-register during regular library hours — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — at the Crestview Public Library’s front desk.
Arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29; Boy Scout Pack 799, Webelo Den 11 and Wolf Den 4 will wash your pumpkin in a mild bleach solution, dry it well and spray it with acrylic spray to seal it so the paint stays on top of the pumpkin.
While you’re waiting about 15 minutes for the acrylic spray to dry, pick out your paint palette and begin painting! The painting session ends at 7:30 p.m.
When you visit the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin, keep in mind that it will be wet with paint when you leave. We recommend a small pie pumpkin because they are cost-effective and easier to handle, especially when wet.
Thank you to our Friends of the Library for providing funds for the paint!
Free e-book through Sept. 30
Remember, “Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” by Jane O’Connor is available for unlimited access through Sept. 30 in e-book and audiobook formats. Go to okaloosa.lib.overdrive.com and use your library card number to read a more grown-up Fancy Nancy chapter book — well, it’s more grown-up than the picture books!
Please call us at 682-4432 with questions.
Heather Nitzel is the Crestview Public Library's youth services librarian.