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Ready to go trick-or-treating? Want to collect some non-food treats? If so, pull on your costume, grab your bag and head over to one of five BCLS locations participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween!

Once again, the library is showing support for the Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. All little ghosts, superheroes and other costumed characters are invited to collect some non-food treats at the Burlington County Library and the Bordentown, Cinnaminson, Evesham and Riverton branches on October 31 from 10am to 8:30pm. Special treats are being generously provided by the Friends of the Burlington County Library, Inc.

Adults can show their support too! Simply place a teal-colored pumpkin in front of your home to signify you’ll also be passing out non-food treats to trick-or-treaters who stop by this Halloween. You can also display a free printable sign or poster from FARE (Food Allergy and Research and Education) to explain the meaning of your teal pumpkin. FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids.