Community and Business

Halloween might take on a different look this season, but the Watauga County Public Library is getting into the spirit with a “spook-tacular” Halloween themed decoding scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt will be all around Watauga County.

The Youth Services staff will place a scavenger hunt, complete with a new riddle, at a different park each week. Three books will also be hidden at each designated location.

Participants will unveil the mysterious location using GPS coordinates provided at the library as well as on the Watauga County Public Library’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The coordinates will lead families to a park where they will find the hidden books, and a brochure holder with decoding answer sheets.

There will be 15 stakes posted around the park that will provide the answers to the riddle.

Once the riddle is solved, bring the answer sheet to the library and receive a special Halloween prize, will supplies last, and be entered into a drawing for free Mystery Hill tickets. Participants who arrive in their Halloween costumes will also receive a free cookie coupon provided by Stick Boy.

The library would like to thank the mystery parks and donors: Dollar General, Publix, Mystery Hill, and Stick Boy Bread Company for their cooperation and generous support. Please contact the Youth Services department at the Watauga County Public Library at (828) 264-8784 EX. 3 if you have any questions.