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USF SLIS Sponsors the Great Palm Beach County Library Treasure Hunt

Who: Libraries in Palm Beach County (public, academic, special, and school)
What: The Great Palm Beach County Library Treasure Hunt
Where: Every library in Palm Beach County (visit virtually or in person)
When: April 10 -17 during library hours OR 24 hours a day for online treasures!



Join the Palm Beach County Library Association (PBCLA) and explore the treasures hidden within the more than 100 libraries in our county during “The Great Palm Beach County Libraries Treasure Hunt,” which will be held April 10-17, 2010. The Hunt is open to the entire community and is a fun and challenging way to learn about some of the things that make each library in the county unique. Participants will receive a list of clues and will have to visit libraries and school media centers either in person or online to find a treasure at each location. The participant discovering the most treasures will win the grand prize of a Sony E-reader digital book.

Beginning on March 10, hunters will be able to register online at www.pbcla.info. A $5.00 registration fee includes a tee shirt, map, and other pirate goodies. Registrations will also be accepted in person on April 10, the first day of the hunt, at four Palm Beach County Library System locations: Main Library on Summit Blvd., Belle Glade Branch, Hagen Ranch Road Branch and Jupiter Branch. On opening day, registered hunters will receive a list of questions to answer, and the person with the most correct responses at the end of the week will be awarded the grand prize of a Sony E-reader.

Funds raised from the Treasure Hunt will be used to fulfill the mission of the Palm Beach County Library Association, a nonprofit organization, which is to support and advance libraries and those interested in library service.  

“There are more than 100 libraries in Palm Beach County, some are public libraries serving all of our residents, some are part of our schools and universities, and some are “special” libraries associated with businesses and nonprofit organizations,” said Ethan Allen, president of PBCLA, “but they all share a purpose of collecting and sharing information with the community, and I cannot think of a more important or relevant mission in our world today.” 

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event, contact Liz Locke, Event Chair at 561-703-7637. Both Ethan Allen and Liz Locke are USF SLIS Alums. USF SLIS is proud to be a part of this event. 

~JV

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