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Letterboxing and Geocaching

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Letterboxing and Geocaching


Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels.

Once a letterbox is found, a small ritual called "stamping up" is performed. The letterboxer inks the stamp from the box and presses it into his own notebook, then inks his personal stamp and presses that into the little visitors' book that's kept in the box. It's double proof that he's found the box. The stamp copy he takes home is the reward for his effort. Then the letterboxer reseals the box, replaces it in its hiding place, checks the clue sheet and the compass beatings, and heads off in search of the next letterbox.

Join us at the Library as we discover Letterboxing with letterboxing aficionado Randy Roberts in the Multipurpose room April 6th at 11:00a.m.


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

A typical geocache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.

Join us at the Library as we discover Geocaching with geocaching expert Josh Prettyontop in the Multipurpose room April 6th at 12:00p.m.

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