Summer Library Challenge: Library Scavenger Hunt

This week’s challenge: “We’re winding to an end, so I thought I’d come up with something fun. So here is a little scavenger hunt, you can do it virtually or in person, up to you. You don’t have to do all, but let me know in the comments or a post/tweet which one you did and if you enjoyed what you found.”

  1. Go to your favorite section of the library. Close your eyes and feel out, picking a random book. If it’s a book you haven’t read before, see if it’s one you would like and then check it out and read it.
    • I had a tricky time deciding which area I would choose as my ‘favourite’ but in the end I decided on the section of Tolkien criticism. Even if I haven’t yet read a lot of books from here, I also like to sit and read in this area.
    • I found The Spiritual World of The Hobbit by James Stuart Bell. This is a recent release and only arrived at the library in April. I’m not sure if I will read it before I leave, but I hadn’t heard of it before so I’m glad I found a new book to check out.
  2. Go to a section of the library you’ve never been to and pick out a book you normally wouldn’t.
    • The only sections of the library I don’t visit at least on occasion are westerns, romances and inspirational, and since there’s no chance I would read one of those in the week before I move, I went to the magazines instead. I have nothing against magazines; I just never read them because there’s so many books to read!
    • I took out National Geographic (Apr 2014), Shambhala Sun (Nov 2013), and National Geographic Traveler (May 2013).
  3. Talk to your reference librarian, ask them a question (or two), skip the computer and go straight to the source to help you find something.
    •  I couldn’t think of a question to ask so I skipped this one ^-^;
  4. If you normally use self checkout, go to an actual circulation clerk to check out. Or opposite.
    •  I used the self-checkout at the new exit into the park. Very convenient!
  5. Find a movie, CD, or other non-print item to check out.
    •  I took out a CD – French Violin Sonatas. I hope it will prove to be relaxing music to read by.

  • Ooo! I love a good sonata, I hope it was very soothing!

  • This is fun, should do it one time.