Scavenger Hunting in Hopewell Boro

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Throughout the month of July, the Hopewell Public Library (HPL) is hosting two self-guided scavenger hunts that are sure to pass the time in charming Hopewell Boro.

libraryNo library card is necessary! Just go to HPL little red library building at 13 E. Broad Street, Hopewell and pick your booklet. Its a contest and, the library assures us that winning comes as easy as you want it to.

The children’s hunt focuses on nature, in keeping with the science theme of the summer reading program, and takes about an hour and a half of traversing Gazebo Park and the elementary school playing fields making sequential observations and marking them in a booklet provided by HPL. Every child who returns a booklet by September 1st will receive a small prize. And don’t stress — you don’t have to complete the whole booklet to win!

For adults and older children, the scavenger hunt is 1.25 miles long and takes about two hours to complete. The guide booklet prompts participants to observe and record details and, in some cases, search for a “cache” (a tea tin or a tupperware container with a stamp or sticker for your guide booklet). Return adult booklets to the library by August 4th at 8:00pm to be considered for a prize. You do not have to complete the whole booklet to be eligible for a prize (last year’s winners didn’t get everything right!). Prizes will come from Hopewell businesses.

For library hours, check out the library’s website: and HAPPY HUNTING!

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.


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