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The Great Pumpkin Challenge: Vote!

Lucy Scribner Library Great Pumpkin Challenge


Voting has concluded. Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all of our pumpkin participants.

Happy Halloween!

  • Top Student Pumpkin and Top Overall Pumpkin: The Great Mr. Bobinsky by Natalie Smith
  • Top Employee Pumpkin: Oscar the Grouch by Karen McAuley and Patty Kolberg 

Click here for the entire photo gallery.

Carved Pumpkin - The Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat

Book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Designer: Emma Gill


Painted and knitted pumpkin of a snowman

The Snowman (Runner-Up for Top Student Pumpkin)

Book: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Designers: Sarah Baker, Jacob Adams, Elle Ping, & Quinn Campbell

Pumpkin painted with a portrait

May Bird

Book: May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Designer: Lilas Seno Mitchell

Painted and decoupaged pumpkin


Book: Lit by Mary Karr

Designer: Lori Acee

Clay figure of Gandalf next to a painted pumpkin of the Shire

The Hobbit

Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Designers: Quinn Campbell & Sophia Spelman

Painted and decorated pumpkin in a garbage can

Oscar the Grouch (Top Employee Pumpkin)

Book: Oscar's Book by Jeffrey Moss

Designers: Karen McAuley and Patty Kolberg

Decoupaged and painted pumpkin

The Great Mr. Bobinsky (Top Student and Overall Winner!)

Book: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Designers: Natalie Smith

Painted pumpkin with clay, animal figures

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Book: The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Designers: Library Circulation Team

Carved pumpkin with attached paper cutouts

Charlotte's Web

Book: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Designer: Sophie Cohen

Pumpkin with a face made of leaves and sticks


Book: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Designer: Johanna MacKay

Carved and painted pumpkin


Book: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

Designer: Sabrina Figueroa

Painted pumpkin


Book: The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Designers: Chris, Emily, Dominic, and Annie Briggs

Carved pumpkin

Visit Mordor

Book: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Designer: Leah Moore

The Lorax

Book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Designer: Kaleigh Howard