Halloween photo and costume contest

Keep an eye on the La Valle Public Library as our spooky residents set up shop! They might seem larger than life, but word on the street is they’re very friendly! Pay them a visit in your Halloween costume and take a picture with them! Send over your best photo to the La Valle Public Library email (Lavallelibrary@mwt.net) or as a message to our Facebook page to enter.

(If you don’t have a camera or aren’t savvy with technology, no worries, just stop by the library while we’re open and ask a librarian for assistance with taking your photo!)

One entry per person. All ages welcome. Please provide your name, age, and costume, as well as your email address and phone number to be entered to win a prize.

Submit your photo by November 1st. Photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page on Monday, November 2nd. Once they’re posted, you’ll be able to share your photo to get as many likes on it as possible. Each like (reaction) is a vote. The seven photos with the most votes will each win a prize. Voting will close the second week of November, Monday 16th at 2:30 pm when the library opens.

Although we will only let you enter one photo for the contest, feel free to send in more to share with our community. (Just be sure to specify which photo you are entering into the contest.)

This contest is sponsored by local businesses: Hartje Family Charitable Foundation, inc., Hartje farm and power equipment, Hartje Market, Health Habitat in Reedsburg, Culvers in Reedsburg, and the LaValle Telephone Coop.

Prizes to win:

  • Gardening pack Provided by Hartje farm and power equipment. Contains: STIHL Value work gloves, PP 10 precision hand pruner, and PS 10 Pocket Pruning Saw.
  • Red Hartje Sweatshirt
  • Red Hartje T-shirt
  • Sleeping Puppy Diffuser Provided by Health Habitat in Reedsburg. (Runs for up to 12 hours, plays multiple gentle sounds, projects light onto ceiling.)
  • 7 participants will be picked at random to win a free value basket at Culvers.
  • Two winners will receive 1 bag of Reese's Peanut butter Pumpkins provided by Hartje Market.


  • One entry per person.
  • Photos must be taken in front of the library with at least one of the photo-stand boards.
  • Photos must be appropriate for a wide audience.
  • By entering this contest, you understand that you photo will be publicly posted on the internet and may be used to promote or publicize future library photo contests or the library itself.
  • If entering a minor’s photo into this contest, please make sure to sign the photo release form, either copy and paste the form below and write in your name, or pick up a physical form at the library to sign and turn in.
  • Although this contest is happening via Facebook, Facebook is in no way endorsing, sponsoring, administering, or associated with this contest.

Minors consent form:

I, ____________________________________________ consent to and authorize the use and reproduction of photographs and/or audiovisual materials of my daughter, son, or other minor in my care by the La Valle Public Library for use in publicity material, whether print or electronic format (Brochures, Newspapers, Website, Facebook, etc). I understand that my child's picture, name and/or age only may appear in such publicity material.