What is Geocaching?
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 hidden at that location.
How does this work at the library?
A group of libraries have hidden their own caches within and around their building! Patrons can pick up a clue card at any participating library and with this information you can find the caches. By visiting each library, you will receive a prize drawing ticket for a $25 VISA gift card. The more caches you find, the more chances to win!
Who can participate?
Anyone can! This is an all ages event and a great opportunity to take the family out and about for the summer. As long as you have a library card in good standing with any ATLAS library, you can also earn prize drawing tickets.
How long do I have to do this?
Clue cards can be picked up starting Monday, June 5th. You have until Saturday, August 5th to visit the libraries, find the caches and earn prize drawing tickets! You can keep your clue card as a memento of your participation and hard work.
What information is in the clue card?
Each box contains the information you need to find a library’s hidden cache. The coordinates will get you very close to the cache at each library, just put them in any GPS, or map site like Google Maps or MapQuest. You don’t need a fancy GPS, you can even use the Maps on your smartphone or tablet.
The other information like size and type, helps you determine what you’re looking for.
Small – Just big enough to fit a sandwich.
Medium – Think shoe box.
Single - These geocaches will be a container at the given coordinates.
Multi -These geocaches involve two or more locations, with the final location being a physical cache. There are many variations, but typically once you’re at the first stage, you will receive a clue to the whereabouts of the second stage and so forth.
Are there other caches we can try?
Yes! Visit geocaching.com to find over 3 million other cache around the world!