Arrrrrrre you ready for this?!
During our Summer Reading we hosted a Pirate's Treasure Hunt around the library; kids and their grown-ups had to hunt around the library, getting a stamp on their maps when they arrived at the proper location. Once everyone found the 6 clues they met up in the Meeting Room, then Prairie Dawn read a series of clues for everyone to figure out together, which eventually led the group outside and to our buried treasure! Yes, we actually buried a (cardboard) treasure box (wrapped in a garbage bag!) under one of our trees--this is when it's nice to be the Director because I can say, "YES!" to these things...I hate saying "no!"(P.S. the treasure box with toys inside can be ordered from Oriental Trading Co.)
The kids had a blast, the parents profusely thanked us for this fun event, and the local paper snapped photos and we made the front cover! So, to help others out there, thought I would share our clues, save you some time if you ever want to host this fun event! Feel free to reuse at your library (there are only 5 of the 6 clues here as one was very specific to something in our library!)
many you like and most moms’ love flicks.
Science is where you will find me, I’m in the know.
(**KIDS NF DVDs--we tucked ours in between 2 Bill Nye the Science Guy DVDs, hence the "up Nye" reference.)
while you look for this rack.
but my Sunday edition is wrapped in color tight.
(NEWSPAPERS/Our Reading Room)
for these cosmic sounds.
for 3 weeks--come take a look!
Head toward the shimmering lids. (CD collection)
(Picture Books, Clue was tucked in with Dr. Seuss books!)