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Ridgefield Teens To Take To The Streets For A Scavenger Hunt

Teens in grades 6 to 12 will be heading up and down Main Street next Wednesday to go on a scavenger hunt as a part of the Ridgefield Library teen summer reading program.
Teens in grades 6 to 12 will be heading up and down Main Street next Wednesday to go on a scavenger hunt as a part of the Ridgefield Library teen summer reading program. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - As part of the summer reading program at the Ridgefield Library, teens are invited to spend time searching Main Street for a scavenger hunt.

The hunt is the brainchild of Geri Diorio, head of the Children and Teen Department at the Ridgefield Library. She wanted to add something beyond just book discussions for the summer reading program for teens.

Teens in grades 6 to 12 will be split into two teams and will spend an hour Wednesday, July 17, finding the answer to 30 questions put together by Diorio. None of the questions require the teens to go in to a store or pick up things.

"I want them to walk and just notice things about Ridgefield that maybe they hadn't before," Diorio said. "The questions can be answered just by looking closely and noticing things."

She and a fellow librarian went up and down Main Street from Ballard Park to the Fountain, just checking out the little things. For instance - do you know the color of the Chez Leonard umbrella?

"I wanted it to be more about information and observation than just picking things up," Diorio said.

There is nothing to gain in finishing the hunt first, she added. The point is to take it slow and make sure you get everything right before heading back to the library to see who won.

To participate, fill out the registration form here or show up at the library before 2 p.m. July 17.

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