All Ages Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt

    October 1st - October 28th

    Winners announced on Halloween!

    Have some Halloween fun with this photo scavenger hunt for all ages! Take photos of each of the items on the list below. Each item is worth one point, with extra points awarded if multiple items are in the same photo. Can you find them all?

    No need to register - simply find the scavenger hunt list and instructions below or the printable PDF here, and submit your photos by email to with the subject "Halloween Scavenger Hunt" by Friday, October 28th.

    If you have any questions, contact Lauren at or (401) 822-9104. 

    Second & Third Place Prize: $5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts
    First Place Prize: $20 gift card to Pippin Orchard in Cranston for some apple picking, cider donuts, maple syrup, or homemade pie!


    Coventry Public Library All-Ages Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Photograph the following things and don’t be afraid to get creative! If you are doing the scavenger hunt as a team, designate one person to submit photos so that they all come from the same email address (this is how we will know that they are all from the same team).

    Submit the photos via email to with the subject “Halloween Scavenger Hunt.”


    Points system:

    1 point for each place, creature, or thing listed below

    2 extra points for each photo that contains two or more different creatures or things listed below (Example: A photo of a black cat with a witch would earn 4 points. 1 point for the black cat + 1 point for the witch + 2 points because they are both in the same photo = 4 points.) 


    Haunted Places:

    Take a photo in front of each of these historic houses in Coventry. We also encourage you to take tours of these spooky houses and support local history!

    *Bonus points* Take a photo at the Nathanael Greene Homestead and/or the Paine House and post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag @CovPubLib and the house (@nathanaelgreenehmst OR @painehousemuseum) with the hashtag #covphotohunt for one extra point per house!

    1. The Nathanael Greene Homestead
    2. The Paine House


    Creatures & Things:

    Take a photo of each of these creatures and things.

    1. A black cat
    2. A “Dead End” sign
    3. A jack-o’-lantern that is not a face
    4. The number 13
    5. The oldest gravestone you can find (1 point for an old gravestone, 2 points if it is the oldest gravestone that anyone finds!)
    6. The scariest book you’ve ever read (1 point for the book, 2 points if it’s a library book)
    7. A skeleton wearing a hat
    8. A vampire
    9. A werewolf
    10. A witch


    Make a Video:

    1. Do the Time Warp dance in a public place!
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