ArkGeo Members and Website Users:
We received the email listed below requesting that someone put together a program on geocaching for the library in Jacksonville.I spoke with Ms. Seymour, the library manager, this afternoon and she said she was looking for a program of about 1 hour duration, with maybe a discussion of geocaching first, followed by a hunt for a cache placed on the grounds for the program. She selected a date of Oct. 18 for the program to be held, to start at 10:30 AM (when the library opens) or 11 AM. However, I think this might be flexible and could be adjusted to a different date or time if needed.To Whom It May Concern,
Nixon Library is a participant in your geocaching efforts in the state. We have something in our shelves that members come to locate. I am planning programs for Mystery Month in October and think Geocaching really fits that theme. I wondered if you could either create a scavenger hunt in the area near the library for us to hand out to the community or if you could present a program in the library in October to explain what geocaching is all about. I want to make it fun and informative for the participants. Time is tight for me to get a certain date and program decided. This Monday, I have to turn in to the CALS headquarters the programs I will have in October. So I hope you possibly may read this today Saturday. I’m here at the library till 5:30 if you want to call 982-5533. Otherwise, just e-mail me your reply.
Also I wanted to make you aware that we will be moving into a new library building at year’s end so the coordinates for locating the item we have will need to be adjusted at that time. We’ll need to stay in touch. Thanks!
Esther D. Nixon Library
Central Arkansas Library System
308 W. Main St.
Jacksonville, AR 72076
If there is someone interested in taking this on, please contact me by email ASAP at [email:2tnx3li8][email protected][/email:2tnx3li8] and I will provide you with Ms. Seymour's email address. As noted in her email, she needs to turn something in by the end of business (5 PM) on this coming Monday, August 25. So time is short. She checks her work email from home over the weekend, so I think that you will be able to work out the details with her before Monday.
I told her that there were many active geocachers in the Jacksonville area, so let's show her what Arkansas geocachers are all about! If the Events or Community Relations Committees want to take this on as a project, that would be great, too!
Frank / ORR