Bartlett Library Fall Fest a Success

Roslyn Summerville
Updated 10/12/2018 10:29 AM
  • Karen Kreterfield

    Karen Kreterfield

The Bartlett Public Library District and 350 attendees welcomed in the fall season at the Library's Fall Fest on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Those in attendance had plenty to do on the Library Lawn during the Fall Fest. There was a bouncy house and lawn games, picture opportunities with scarecrows created by library staff members, a teen volunteer made balloon creations, staff members broke out the face painting kits and then there was a coloring station for kids to enjoy.

As for food, there was plenty for everyone. Pasta Mia in Bartlett donated 15 boxes of pizza, which was enjoyed by all. The Friends of the Library donated apple cider donuts and apple cider, which was another big hit with attendees. Then, to wrap up the food selections, there was a caramel apple station.

At 1 p.m., the Library kicked off its pie-eating contest, with kids up first and teens and adults to follow. Attendees had fun cheering on the participants as they munched down on pumpkin pie.

To wrap up the event, the band called Animal Farm put on a performance that had kids dancing and clapping along.

If you couldn't attend this event, an upcoming program at the Bartlett Library is "Prime Suspect Mystery Game - Hollywood Homicide" and takes place on Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. You're a producer, director, actress or actor. If your movie is a success, you can get many times the return on your investment, if not, oh well, that's show biz! You don't just watch this performance - you experience it, through total audience participation. One thing is certain - a murder has been committed and you're involved. Can you discover the PRIME SUSPECT? Registration required.

For more information and a complete listing of scheduled programs, call 630.837.2855 or visit

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