The Crawfordsville District Public Library Children’s Department hosted its annual Book Character Pumpkin contest, families or individuals were invited to create a book character from a pumpkin or gourd without carving it. In past years, the winner was determined by popular vote, with family and friends stopping in the library to vote. This year we had a record number of votes by sharing all of the entries online. We had 1,207 votes coming from all over the United States and the world. Thank you to all of our participants who amaze us every year. This year’s winners are: first place, Baby Shark, “Baby Shark Wash Your Hands,” created by the Dominguez family; second place, Darth Vader and Storm Trooper, “Tales from Vader’s Castle” created by Keyur and Aarav Desai; and third place, The Pigeon, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” created by Elijah Hendricks and family.