Local Libraries Team Up for First-Ever "Library Crawl": Adventure, Prizes & More!

Dianna Carney

(MASSACHUSETTS) The Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) is hosting its first-ever Library Crawl this summer, encouraging South Shore residents to explore 23 libraries spanning three counties and 22 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. The collaborative program, designed to promote library cooperation and resource-sharing, will run from June 5 to June 17, 2023.

Participants in the OCLN Library Crawl will receive paper passports to present at each library they visit, where they will receive a stamp as proof of their visit.

Those who visit at least five libraries will be eligible to win one of three gift baskets. The baskets include prizes for kids, such as a digital camera, Crayola art case, binoculars, books, and games. For adults, the prizes include an insulated cooler bag, a water-resistant picnic blanket, books, and more!

The libraries participating in the crawl include:

  • Abington Public Library
  • Avon Public Library
  • Braintree - Thayer Public Library
  • Brockton Public Library
  • Canton Public Library
  • Cohasset - Paul Pratt Memorial Library
  • Duxbury Free Library
  • Hanover - John Curtis Free Library
  • Hingham Public Library
  • Hull Public Library
  • Kingston Public Library
  • Marshfield - Ventress Memorial Library
  • Norwell Public Library
  • Plymouth Public Library
  • Quincy - Thomas Crane Public Library
  • Randolph - Turner Free Library
  • Rockland Memorial Library
  • Sandwich Public Library
  • Scituate Town Library
  • Sharon Public Library
  • Stoughton Public Library
  • Weymouth Public Libraries
  • Whitman Public Library

The OCLN Library Crawl is open to all ages, and anyone can participate, regardless of residency. For more information, visit https://malibraryroadtrip.com/ocln/

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