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Rowan Public Library

Teen Summer Reading


June 14th-July 29th
Mondays @ East Branch**
Tuesdays @ Headquarters
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ South Regional
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Weekly programs and prizes
for readingand free food!
Letterboxing 101: June 14th-17th
Letterboxing and how to create your own stamp
Light Painting: June 21st-June 24th
Paint a digital picture using glowsticks
Water Crafts: June 28th-July 1st
Get creative using water and other art supplies
Underwater Explorations: July 6th-8th
Horizons presents
Sound Factory: July 12th-15th
Create a digital sound effect library
Photo Scavenger Hunt: July 19th-22nd
Scavenger hunt throughout the library
Beach Blast and Prize Auction: July 29th
5:30-7:00 pm
End of summer celebration @ South Regional

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
**Library is closed July 5th & teen
program will be held Wed. July 7 @ 3:30 pm
Letterboxing is a treasure hunt game for participants of all
ages. You will need to have a personal stamp of your
choosing, a notepad, and an inquisitive mind.

Letterboxes are hidden inside Rowan Public Library.


Follow the attached clues to try and find the
letterbox at each location: Headquarters, South, and East.

Take the letterbox to a table and carefully open it. Inside


you will find a notepad, a stamp, inkpad, and a pencil.
Stamp your notepad using the stamp inside the letterbox
and write any comments in your notepad. Then, turn to
the next blank page in our notepad, stamp the librarys
notepad using your stamp, and write your name and
the date. When you are done please place all of the items
back into the letterbox and return it to the exact
location where you found it.

Dont forget to check out these great sites to search for


other letterboxes in your area and around the world:
www.letterboxing.org, www.atlasquest.com and
www.geocaching.com
Letterbox: South Rowan Regional Library
Clue #1: Locate the planets in the solar system and count the surrounding stars.
(Hint: The stars can be found in the librarys sky). Take that number and multiply
it by 12. Then divide it by 30 and add 3.8 to get the answer.

Answer: _______________________________________

Using sources in the library (books, catalog, and/or Internet)


answer the following questions.

Clue #2: Use the answer to clue #1 and turn to that page number in volume 1 of
The New Book of Popular Science (2008 edition) which can be found in the Adult
Reference section. The Big Dipper is part of which constellation also known as the
Greater Bear?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #3: Locate The World Of Science astronomy book in the Adult Reference
section. Look up Stars: brightness in the Index. Find the page number and then
turn one page before it to find the chart that identifies the magnitude of the stars.
Add up the brightness in magnitude for Clue #2 by adding together the numbers in
the stars. Then find the constellation Ursa Minor and Corvus and add up their
brightness. Total the three numbers and multiply it by 12.46 to get the answer.

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #4: What is the second planet from the Sun in the solar system and also the
brightest?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #5: Who was the first Italian scientist to make the telescopic confirmation
that Clue #4 has phases (variations of lighting seen on its surface) indicating that it
orbits the Sun?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #6: Clue #3 is a call number. Add the first five letters of Clue #5s last name
to the call number. This is the location of the letterbox.

Answer: J VT _______________________________________
Letterbox: Headquarters Library
Clue #1: In the library find the flying hot air balloon carrying animals. Add
together the number of animals flying in the balloon to the number of colored
stripes on the balloon. Then multiply that number by 32 and subtract 364 to get
the answer.

Answer: _______________________________________

Using sources in the library (books, catalog, and/or Internet)


answer the following questions.

Clue #2: Use the answer to clue #1 and turn to that page number in the book titled
Mammals (Vol. 3 of the World of Animals 2003 series) found in the Childrens
Reference section. Male California sea lions range as far north as what island in
Canada during the fall and winter?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #3: Find the exact latitude and longitude coordinates in degrees and
minutes for Clue #2 using the Oxford Atlas of the World 2008 edition found in the
Adult Reference section. e.g. 35 40N (Latitude) 80 29W (Longitude) for Salisbury, NC

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #4: What is the title of the Newbery Award winning book about a girl named
Karana who was stranded for eighteen years on an island? (Hint: The island looks
like a big fish)

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #5: What is the scientific name for the largest member in Clue #4s family?
(Hint: Its common name is the killer whale)

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #6: Clue #3 is a call number. Combine the latitude and longitude coordinates
from Clue #3 into one eight digit number. Separate the number by putting a period
after the third number. Subtract your answer from the number 1094.5426. Take
the first five letters to Clue #5 and add that to the end of the number. This is the
location of the letterbox.

Answer: J VT _______________________________________
Letterbox: East Branch

Clue #1: Count the number of purple fish, green turtles, and orange puffer fish found
on the decorative bookends located in the Childrens Department. Add the three
numbers together. Then multiply it by 82 and subtract 127 to get the answer.

Answer: _______________________________________

Using sources in the library (books, catalog, and/or Internet) answer


the following questions.

Clue #2: Use the answer to clue #1 and turn to that page number in Vol. 4 of the The
World Book Encyclopedia (2009 edition) found in the Childrens Reference section.
What city and town was the explorer Christopher Columbus born in?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #3: Find the exact latitude and longitude coordinates in degrees and minutes for
clue #2s location using the Oxford Atlas of the World 2008 edition found in the Adult
Reference section. e.g. 35 40N (Latitude) 80 29W (Longitude) for Salisbury, NC

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #4: The quote O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father
and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I'll no longer be a
Capulet" is from a play that takes place in what city?

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #5: What is the second longest river in Italy after the Po River? (Hint: This river
flows past Clue #4s location).

Answer: _______________________________________

Clue #6: Clue #3 is a call number. Combine the latitude and longitude coordinates
from Clue #3 into one seven digit number. Then separate the number by putting a
period after the third number and add 15.7563. Take the first five letters to Clue #5s
answer and add that to the end of the number. This is the location of the letterbox.

Answer: J VT _______________________________________