Geocaches at Library Outdoor Educational Spaces

Posted on April 9, 2020

by Greg Coulter

If you want to get out and stretch your legs, try geocaching. The La Porte County Public Library has all new geocaches at each of the seven locations.

Geocaching is an outdoor scavenger hunt. “Geocachers” access a map of geocaches in their area and use GPS to find each cache. Many caches include prizes or souvenirs for the people who find them.

One thing is for certain: geocaching is “an especially valuable activity during this difficult time since it’s a way to get outdoors and be active while adhering to social distancing standards advocated by health authorities,” according to

The Library’s geocaches range in size and difficulty. Some branches have small geocaches that include a logbook and tradable items. Other locations have geocaches that are so tiny and hard to find that they are called “micro-caches” that still have log books but are too small for tradeable items.

For more information and instructions for how to geocache at the library, visit the library’s page on

Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter

Greg is Community Engagement Librarian, a seventh-generation Hoosier, a historian, former poutine cook, and a celebrated vampire hunter (have you seen any vampires around here? No! You’re welcome). They enjoy reading graphic novels, cooking, and traveling.
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