We’re all familiar with the adventures we take when reading a great piece of fiction from our local library. But what if the library could inspire an actual physical adventure? A real, live treasure hunt unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before?
Guess what? It can!
Libraries all over Indiana have known for years about a sport called geocaching (pronounced gee-oh-cashing). The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a geocaching website to explain what it is and how to use it in Indiana parks. Geocaching can be done anywhere on the globe, but it needs to be organized first. Once you’ve decided what group you’d like to geocache with, you’re in for an adventure!
In 2013, the American Library Association’s magazine published a story called Libraries “Cache” in on Geocaching Treasure Hunts. It featured New York’s Liverpool Public Library and its summer programming that included all sorts of fun geocaching activities.
If you want to know more about this new sport, or about other libraries in Indiana which have already incorporated geocaching into their programming, look below!
- A Modern Day Treasure Hunt Indiana Insider Blog
- Geocaching at the Libraries Lake County Public Library
- Geocaching at Jasper County Public Library
- Geocaching: How to get started REI
I have always wanted to try this! According to Geocaching.com, there is a cache hidden in the parking lot northeast of the State Library!