Blog > The 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition is on! 

Posted July 15, 2020

By Colleen Vander Hye – Adult Services Librarian

If you want to get out of the house with your family while maintaining physical distancing, try the 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition.  The Matteson Area Public Library is one of twenty-five libraries participating. We have modified the program due to Covid-19, so all QR code caches are visible on library property even if the building is physically closed to patrons.

To play, download any QR reader app onto a smartphone.  Next, visit the ATLAS Geocaching website here for your clue card, general map of participating libraries and a FAQ page.

Enter the coordinates of a cache into Google Maps and go directly to that pin.

Look at the geocache name, description and decode the hint for an additional clue.

Once you spotted the QR code, scan it with your QR reader and a form should appear on your phone’s screen. This is your virtual log & raffle ticket for a $25 gift card.  Fill out all the questions (name, library card number, home library, and contact information) and click submit.

There is additional information on the ATLAS Geocaching website including a general map of participating libraries and a FAQ page.   We post updates on our Geocaching Facebook page here, please like and follow us!

Good luck to all and happy hunting.

The following 25 libraries are participating in the 2020 ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Competition:

Acorn Public Library

Blue Island Public Library

Chicago Ridge Public Library

Crestwood Public Library

Evergreen Park Public Library

Frankfort Public Library District

Green Hills Public Library District (Palos Hills)

Hodgkins Public Library District

Homewood Public Library

Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch

Joliet Public Library – Ottawa Street Branch

Lansing Public Library

Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District

Matteson Area Public Library District

​Mokena Community Public Library District

Nancy L. McConathy Public Library (Sauk Village)

Oak Lawn Public Library

Orland Park Public Library

Peotone Public Library District

Plainfield Public Library District

Richton Park Public Library District

Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library

Three Rivers Public Library District – Channahon Branch

Three Rivers Public Library District – Minooka Branch

Tinley Park Public Library

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