To kick off the New Year, Washington County Library is hosting a virtual author series featuring Minnesota writers. Learn more about the authors and events on our calendar.
You'll also have a chance to find a free book from each of these Minnesota authors by participating in another Community Book Scavenger Hunt! The week before each author talk, we will be hiding a book from that writer somewhere in Washington County and posting clues here and on social media. If you find the book, you get to keep it!
Each week, a book by our next Minnesota author will be hidden somewhere in Washington County. All books will be hidden outdoors. You will not need to enter any buildings or businesses to find them.
We'll add scavenger hunt information on this page, but be sure to follow us on social media to get clues and updates more quickly: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
During the week of Feb. 15, look for a book by Shannon Gibney. Then, join us for a virtual author talk on Feb. 23.
Shannon Gibney's the author of our last hidden bookA town named for a lake is the first place to look.Find it somewhere you can fill up and stop for a biteWhile there listen closely for near sounds of flight.
During the week of Feb. 2, look for a book by Bill Green. Then, join us for a virtual author talk on Feb. 9.
William Green's book can be found,in this eastern city (or perhaps small town?).Look next to a street that's also water,then have an iced beverage (or something hotter)!
Snow is white and coffee is black,you'll now need boots to bring this book back!It's near a seat that comes out in the sun,go Wild while hunting, it is so much fun!
During the week of Jan. 26, look for a book by Gretchen Anthony. Then, join us for a virtual author talk on Feb. 2.
This book by Gretchen AnthonyYou'll find on ten (like our library)!Step by step, go down the block,Near a burger joint we know will rock.
During the week of Jan. 19, look for a book by Marcie Rendon. Then, join us for a virtual author talk on Jan. 26.
Near the Mississippi you should look,To find a Marcie Rendon book.To claim new treasures (or with old ones part),Keep an eye out for a small, red heart.
During the week of Jan. 12, look for a book by Kao Kalia Yang. Then, join us for a virtual author talk on Jan. 19!
Yang's novel is yours to enjoyYou'll find it nearby the St. Croix.Search for a village with no homeA hiding place of steel and stone.
During the week of Jan. 5, look for a book by Allen Eskens. Then, join us for a virtual author talk with Eskens on Jan. 12!