Posted on May 24, 2021

by Jenny Minich

Join the world’s largest treasure hunt – try geocaching! Geocaching is the perfect outdoor activity to get outside, explore new places, and even look at familiar places through fresh eyes.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaching is for all ages! While they are playing, kids can learn important life skills like how maps work, geography/ spatial skills, problem-solving, and estimation. Go with a group and flex those teamwork muscles!

LPCPL’s Geocaches

We have geocaches at all 7 of our locations. During June and July, library geocaches will be stocked with beads that you can use to create a custom piece of jewelry or keychain. Collect all 7 to spell out an adventurous word! While you are here, don’t forget to sign up for summer reading, record your minutes, and collect prizes. We can’t wait for you to stop by! For more information and instructions for how to geocache at the library, visit the library’s page on

How do I get started?

Getting started with geocaching is simple!

  1. Create an account online at or through the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches near you.
  2. Use the map to navigate to a geocache nearby. (It’s a good idea to bring a pen!)
  3. Once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log your experience online. Some caches have a space for you to trade SWAG.
Jenny Minich

Jenny Minich

Jenny stays up-to-date on the newest tech for kids and teachers, and her favorite days at work are STEAM Camp days. She likes all the stuff your grandma probably likes – genealogy, DIY, and Midwestern resourcefulness. Jenny lives on a farm with her husband, their 2 teenage children, and an unofficial petting zoo.
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