Geocaching is a kind of treasure hunt utilizing social media that is run by volunteers who leave treasures in public places and clues to find them on the Geocaching website. An avid “Geocacher” codenamed “Armorsmith” brought me this book-like vessel and asked if he could place it in the library. I’d been familiar with Geocaching for awhile and couldn’t see any harm in it so, he worked out a call number scheme and we had a label made. The book is now in the collection (but I won’t tell you where…that would ruin the fun) and, if you should stumble upon it, please be sure tokeep the strap on it, it’s important to keep the treasures inside. (Unless you actually find it by following the Geocacher clues. Then you should take one treasure out, and leave something in it’s place. But put the strap back on!)
When “Armorsmith” came to me he said it was refreshing in that it took about 20 seconds to convince the library to allow his geocache, but he’d been working on leaving one at his church for over 2 weeks! Craig, if you come across his book in the stacks, you might be impressed with his craftsmanship.