The Children’s Room, at the Rochester Public Library, recently held a February Vacation Scavenger Hunt and organizers are hailing it “a huge success!”
Families were encouraged to walk around the downtown area where they were challenged to solve riddles in order to find various locations hosting book character silhouettes.
“Most families were able to locate and identify all of the characters in about an hour,” said Christina Paquette, Children’s Room Assistant. After completing the no contact program, all participants were entered for more than $150 in randomly drawn prizes.
“The children were excited to report back about which characters were difficult to find,” said Paquette. “Several parents were pleased that the warm weather allowed them to lull around downtown and discover businesses they didn’t know where there, or to see what they sell in the stores.”
The Children’s Room staff sends thanks to the downtown businesses and city departments that hosted characters and donated prizes.
Organizers also expressed thanks to the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Fire Dept., Bernier Insurance Agency, Tri-City Bicycles, Town Square Barber, Jet Pack Comics & Games, Hervey’s Tire Company, Rochester Police Dept., Fallen Leaf Bistro, Collec-tiques, Sweet Peach’s Candy & Confections, Riverstones Custom Framing, Postal Center USA, First Seacoast Bank, and Rochester City Hall for their respective participation.
For more information about upcoming children’s and family-oriented programming, visit the library’s website or call the Children’s Room directly at (603) 335-7549.