Parking Lot & Drive-Up Lane

For the foreseeable future, patrons will need to both enter and exit the library’s parking lot from the east. The west half of the lot will be blocked off for construction.

  • The southernmost lane will serve as the entrance. Patrons need to make an immediate left upon entering the lot.
  • The northernmost lane will serve as the exit.

A Drive-Up Lane has been added to the southeast corner of the building. Patrons using the Drive-Up Lane must put items on hold in advance. Signage marks the lane and provides instruction.

Learn more about the library's expansion and renovation project at bit.ly/bplexpand.

Teen Geocaching & Instagram Contest

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Age Group:

Teens

Program Description

Teens Geocaching with Instagram Contest

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a mobile device and other navigational techniques to either hide and/or find (and then leave behind) containers called geocaches. Geocaches are hidden at specific locations which are marked by coordinates.

Teens who'd like to get a feel for geocaching are encouraged to attend the library's in-person Teens Go Geocaching Kickoff event at Miller Park on Wednesday, June 1, from 2-4pm. Teens can register for that in-person event at bit.ly/bplgeokickoff

Teens who take part in our 8-week geocache hunt can also take part in the library's Geocaching Instagram Scavenger Hunt which comes with a chance to win an Amazon gift card. To participate in the Instagram contest:

  • Follow the teenZone Instagram account* to receive a weekly cache clue that leads to a hidden cache.
  • Locate the geocache and snap a picture of yourself with the item or a clue in the area to help others locate the cache.
  • Post the photo to Instagram and tag the library's teenZone Instagram account. (DO NOT post photos that show the exact location of the cache. It needs to remain a mystery for other hunters.
  • DO leave the cache behind so other treasure hunters can find it.

Participants will earn 1 entry into our prize drawing for each geocache they find, post, and tag. 

Geocache clues will be available from June 5 to July 24. To receive entries in the drawing, posts/tags must be logged by Friday, July 29. The winner of the drawing will be announced on Saturday, July 30. Participants must be in grades 6-12.

Participants will need to create a Geocaching account and download the free Geocaching app to their mobile device. Participants are encouraged to watch the following video before going geocaching. bit.ly/geoetiquette1

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If you don't have an Instagram account and you're unable to obtain one, email Olivia at oliviab@bloomingtonlibrary.org. In return, she will email to you the weekly cache clues. You can reply with your pictures via email. Pictures submitted may be added to Instagram.