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Children find bats, ghosts and all things scary at library scavenger hunt

There's still time to compete in the Literary Pumpkin Contest
Kicking off Ontario Public Library Week from Oct. 20 to 26, are the Literary Costume Contest and Scavenger Hunt. Gloria Katch / Thorold News

Children ventured into the Thorold Library all day Saturday and were given picture clues to find numerous pumpkins, bats, ghosts and all things scary, hidden throughout the Library for prizes. The winners' names went into a draw for a bigger prize pack.   

The hunt took about 20 minutes to complete, depending on the age of the child, said Lazarenko. About 20 to 30 people usually participate, and Lazarenko said she was hoping participants from the Canine Costume and Puppy Promenade would drop in.  

There is also a literary costume contest going on all week, where children are invited to dress up as their favourite storybook or comic book character, like superheroes or Peter Pan, she noted. 

Everyone entering the contest gets their picture taken, and the library staff votes anonymously on the best costume.

“Definitely, the event helps children get into the Halloween spirit,” she exclaimed. 

Everyone is also invited to participate in a Literary pumpkin contest, where they bring in their carved and painted pumpkins with all the trimmings. It runs until Oct. 25, and rewards the best pumpkins with some crafty prizes, including a haunted house and a handcrafted Halloween quilt.  

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