The Soldotna Library will be sponsoring a pumpkin painting/carving contest for all elementary-aged children, teens, and families! Whether you’re working as an individual or working with a group, you will need to create a pumpkin that will look like a fictional book character. The library will be accepting all painted pumpkins through October 26, and all of the carved pumpkins October 19-26. There will be one award for each of these categories, plus a grand prize that will go to “Best in Contest.” These awards will be given out on October 8 at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, or would like more information, you can stop by your local Soldotna library or visit their website at www.ci.soldotna.ak.us.