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GEOCACHING!!!!

 

The Long Beach Public Library foundation is proud to announce a family friendly, exciting element to this year's program... the Geocaching Treasure Hunt

What Is Geocaching?
Using GPS coordinates and navigation, you are invited along on a Racing in the Rain-themed scavenger hunt throughout the City to find hidden "caches."  Be the "first to find" for special bragging rights, and discover book-themed clues and locations throughout Long Beach.  Watch the video below for the full explanation. (You will need a GPS navigation device or a special "app" for your smart phone.)

 

How Do I Begin?
Ready to
add another layer of enjoyment to your reading of The Art of Racing in the Rain by participating in the new 'in' sport of Geocaching? Great! Here are a few general tips to get you started. You don't have to wait for the "official" Art of Racing in the Rain themed caches. Watch the video on how you can select a cache near you and start practicing so you are ready for March!

 

 

So, Where Are They?
During the Month of March, we will have numerous Racing in the Rain related geocaches hidden throughout the city.  Using your GPS as your guide, it will be up to you to figure out the clues and find the treasures!

Enzo 1:  Bark Twice for Yes

Enzo 2:  Dogs Like Books

Enzo 3:  Where Does a Dog Go?

Enzo 4:  Dogs Are Cool

Enzo 5:  Racing in the Rain

Enzo 6:  Start Finish Cache

Geocaching Workshop - Saturday, March 9, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for an "Introduction to Geocaching." El Dorado Neighborhood Library, El Dorado Neighborhood Library; 2900 Studebaker Rd.  Bring your GPS or Smart Phone (if possible, download the Geocaching App in advance). We'll walk you through the process with an informative presentation and then some hands-on experience. You'll be hooked on geocaching in no time.

Enzo Geocaching Super Challenge
If you are really ambitious, enter to win a “special edition” prize by participating in the “Enzo Geocaching Super Challenge.”  (1) Find Enzo Geocaches #1-6. (2) Sign the log in the geocache - and also online once you get home. (3) Pick up a piece of "treasure" from each one. (4) Send an email to di.laplume.geocaching@gmail.com. In it, list the six pieces of treasure, and include your first and last name. You MUST include all six items. One entry per person. All valid entries will be entered in a random drawing for a super fabulous Enzo prize!!! Deadline to enter: April 1, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

Still Lost?
Leave a message on our special Racing in the Rain Geocaching Hotline at
(877) 233-6722 or email
di.laplume.geocaching@gmail.com, and one of our volunteer Geocaching experts will get back to you!  

Need Practice?
If you want to get some additional practice, try looking for THESE geocaches from the 2012 Zorro series.