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Multi-Library Geocaching Competition

Ends August 15

There is still time to participate and get out of the house with your family while maintaining physical distancing. Oak Lawn Public Library is one of twenty-five libraries participating. They have modified the program due to Covid-19, so even if you have participated in previous years, it will be different for this summer.

To play, you will need to use any QR reader app on a smartphone.  Next, visit the ATLAS Geocaching website for your clue card .  Enter the coordinates of a cache, exactly how it is written on the clue card, into Google Maps and go directly to that pin.  Look at the geocache name and description because they are clues to help you find the cache's QR code once at the library's exact coordinate location.  Decode the hint for an additional clue. Once you have spotted the QR code, scan it with your QR reader and a form should appear on your phone's screen. This is your virtual log & drawing ticket for a $25 gift card.  Fill out all the questions (name, library card number, home library, and contact information) and click submit. No need to touch anything or come in contact with anyone. All QR code caches are visible on library property even if the building is physically closed to patrons.

There is additional information on the ATLAS Geocaching website including a general map of participating libraries and a FAQ page.  This program also has a Facebook page with regular updates so make sure you like and follow.

If you still want to learn more about this program as well as traditional geocaching, watch our Geocaching 101 video on the OLPL YouTube channel:

Created by Emily Kenny on Jun 1st, 2020 @ 7:08 PM.
Updated on Aug 26th, 2020 @ 1:27 PM.