Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kay Cassidy has done the coolest thing. Today the Great Scavenger Hunt Contest went live.

The Hunt is a brand-new, super easy, totally FREE library outreach program for teen and youth librarians. The program is open to librarians in the U.S. and Canada, in public libraries and school libraries alike. It offers year-round free programming that’ll keep your readers coming back to the library for more.

Over 120 YA and middle grades authors have created a 10-question scavenger hunt (i.e. super fun trivia quiz) for one or more of their books. Scavenger hunts include questions like “What was the color of Moe’s hideous car?” or “What is Gemma’s favorite comfort food?” Every scavenger hunt also has a special note from the author to give it a personal touch.

You can find my books here - it was so hard coming up with the clues, I actually had to go back and read the books!

To participate, readers (called hunters) simply read a scavenger hunt book, complete the scavenger hunt, and turn it in to you. If they get 8 out of 10 answers correct, you get to enter them in the monthly contest. Easy, right?

Every month, Kay will choose one lucky hunter as the winner. The winning hunter will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card (good in stores or online) to use for whatever their heart desires. Even better, when you win, libraries win too… a library prize tote filled with more terrific scavenger hunt books for their library collection.

Fun, fast, simple plus free prizes. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
Learn more about how The Hunt works and join us today!

1 comment:

Kay Cassidy said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out about The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest, Jenny! Without gracious authors like you contributing scavenger hunts for their books, The Hunt simply couldn't exist. :-) Cheers to you!