Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Letterboxing, a great family activity

This summer the library is introducing "letterboxing," a kind of treasure hunt that highlights different sites in Fauquier County. It's fun and easy to do, and it's something the whole family can do together.

In keeping with the Virginia Trails summer reading program, letterboxes – small, weatherproof boxes that contain a log book, a unique rubber stamp, and an ink pad – will be hidden in publicly accessible places all over the county. Online clues will be posted on the library Web site to help families find the boxes.

If you play, once you find a letterbox, you’ll make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on your personal letterboxing log book and leave an imprint of your personal stamp on the letterbox’s log book.

Details on how to play will be posted soon. In the meantime, learn more about the early history of letterboxing.