This seasonal celebration begins Friday, October 21 with our Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off and runs until October 28. It will feature special pumpkin or spooky themed library programs, contests, and activities for all ages! All programs are entirely free. We hope to see you there!
See below for our schedule of events that you can join in on all week long!
Friday, October 21 6–8:00pm
LaGrange Library 308 Yager Ave LaGrange, KY 30041
Join us for a spook-tacular evening of fall fun for all ages!
Come in costume and enjoy free activities, games, and snacks.
Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off Activities:
Bring your kiddos to enjoy small-scale trick-or-treating in a safe, sectioned-off portion of our parking lot.
Adult Volunteers Needed! Do you love getting trick or treaters? Sign up to decorate your vehicle and to provide and pass out treats.
Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Got a knack for pumpkin painting? Enter this all-age contest!
Bring your own pumpkin to the LaGrange Library on October 21 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm to decorate it like your favorite book character or create at home and drop off by 5:00pm. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off and voted on by patrons. Painting and decorating only please, no carving.
A classic carnival game meets delicious Dough Baby donuts—what a perfect pairing!
Pumpkins and candy and leaves oh my! What will your kiddo choose as a festive fall face paint?
Join us in The Workshop for Kahoot-style trivia for all ages. Show what you know about Halloween, pumpkins, and scary movies!
Gather round our fireplace to enjoy crafts for artists big and small!
Grab a fall family portrait at our DIY photo booth!
Tonight's menu includes an outdoor s'mores station and warm bevarage station featuring hot chocolate and hot apple cider!
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
We need enthusiastic teens to help out during the Pumpkin Palooza Kick-Off!
October 21, 3–5pm Help decorate the library van for our Trunk-or-Treat! Sign up here!
October 21, 6–8pm Sign up for a one hour shift to help hand out books at our Trunk-or-Treat! Sign up here!
DROP-IN PUMPKIN CHUNKIN (K–5)
LaGrange Library 10 AM-12 PM
Make a catapult to launch a tiny "pumpkin". How far will it go? No sign-up needed.
Goshen Library 5:00–6:30PM
Make pumpkin-themed notes for residents at Beehive Nursing Home. Apply online!
LET'S GET CRAFTIN'
Goshen Library 6:00–7:00pm
Come make a fall felt wreath! Sign up online!
DROP-IN PUMPKIN SCIENCE AND SENSORY PLAY
LaGrange Library 10 AM-12 PM, For Preschoolers, No sign-up needed.
Open Workshop Wednesday: Pumpkinpalooza Edition
The Workshop, LaGrange Library 12-2 and 4-6
Decorate 3D printed pumpkins with 3D pens, make cricut pumpkin stencils, and build pumpkin catapults! No sign-up needed.
DROP-IN PUMPKIN BOWLING
LaGrange Library 10 AM-12 PM, For kids of all ages! No sign-up needed.
LaGrange Library 11:30–1:00 PM
Join us to make Halloween candy jars! Sign up online!
COZY CRAFT CORE
South Oldham Library 5:00–6:30 PM
Join for a pie picnic! No sign-up needed.
DROP-IN PUMPKIN NATURE ART
LaGrange Library 10 AM-12 PM
Help us make a collaborative art project! For kids of all ages. No sign-up needed.
STRANGER THINGS AT LAGRANGE
LaGrange Library 6:00–8:00PM
Come in costume and be transported to the Upside Down at this Halloween party for teens! No sign-up needed.
Bring your own snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy a PG rated spooky movie on a big screen under the stars! Each movie will start promptly at 6:30pm at the back of the Goshen Library.
October 6: Scooby Doo (2002)
October 13: The Addams Family (2019)
October 20: Hotel Transylvania (2012)
October 27: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Free! No sign-up needed; admission will be capped at 200.