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Posted on: July 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Summer Community Book Scavenger Hunt

Image of book laying in a green plant

It's Summer at Your Library, and the fun has just begun! In July and August, Washington County Library will be hiding books each week for our next community book scavenger hunt. This time, you'll have a chance to find bundles of books with titles for the whole family! Each bundle will include books for kids, teens, and adults. 

How it works:

Each week, a themed book bundle will be hidden somewhere in Washington County. All bundles will be hidden outdoors. You will not need to enter any buildings or businesses to find them. 

  • On Tuesdays: We will share the first clue on social media and this page. 
  • On Thursdays: We will share a second clue if the book hasn't been found. 
  • If you find a book, let us know by tagging us on social media!

Follow us on social media:

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 

The Clues:

Week Seven: August 24-31


book bundle sitting on the ground against a tree trunk

Hidden at a place where sand and water meet,
these beach reads are such a treat!
By a tree is where you need to look,
at this destination where you can play, eat and cook.

Not found

Week Six: August 17-23


Book bundle hidden in a bush near a sidewalk.

Markers, crayons, and stickers, oh my!
Creating art really makes the day fly by.
To find this bundle you'll need to go
Outside a place all craft lovers know.

Found! This book bundle was hidden in the parking lot near Michaels in Woodbury.

Week Five: August 10-16


book hunrt week 5 clue 1 IG

To find some spooky tales of fright,
Look no further than an old library building site
Close to a lake, and you're in luck!
It's usually near water that you'll find a duck.

Found! This book bundle was hidden outside Mallard's Restaurant in Forest Lake.

Week Four: August 3-9


book hunt week 4 1

They say that lakes were made by Babe the Blue,
Which may or may not actually be true!
If a cold drink is what you seek
on your way to a day at the beach,
look for a bovine of scarlet hue,
and a nearby feathered friend too!

book hunt week 4 2

A furry red pal from Sesame Street
might think this town is pretty neat!
There are lakes, an airport,
and many parks to explore.
For an espresso or cold brew,
you'll want to visit this store!

Found! This book bundle was hidden outside Ox and Crow Coffee in Lake Elmo.

Week Three: July 27 - August 2


Image of a book bundle hidden in grass.

First, dessert. That's the place to begin
To look for the books you hope to win.
Chocolate, vanilla, and confetti too!
Nothing but the best, dear Reader, for you.

Found! It was hidden outside Nothing Bundt Cakes in Woodbury.

Week Two: July 20-26


Book hidden in weeds near a wooden structure.

When seeking a book, visit this 21.6 acre green,
a space named for amusement, it's a place to be seen
When planning a visit you can bring a pet,
just be sure to avoid getting wet!

Found! It was hidden near the dock at Wildwood Park in Mahtomedi.

Week One: July 13-19


bundle of books hidden in tall grass

Way down yonder where the air is clean,
Sat five lovely books just waiting to be seen.
Head south and east, to a laborer's place,
Your eyes will feast when you're at the base.

Found! It was hidden at Carpenter Nature Center on the lookout to the east of the main building.

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