The Newport Library is kicking off celebrations of its 100th year during September. As part of these efforts to celebrate the centennial at the library, the library will be throwing a huge party on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. The celebration will include a library geocache starting at 10:00 A.M.
Learn everything about geocaching ahead of time on Saturday, August 31 from 2-3:30 P.M. in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street.
Alex and Amanda Smith, owners of Southern Oregon Geocaching, will teach participants about the amazing world of geocaching so anyone can start finding the hidden treasures all around! Southern Oregon Geocaching provides outdoor educational services and recreational activities to promote environmental stewardship and strong community ties through geocaching. What is geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This special geocache program with Southern Oregon Geocaching is part of the Newport Library Centennial Celebration. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.newportlibrary.org or call 541.265.2153.