Library scavenger hunt combines fun, learning

By Mary Louise Ruehr Published:

The Aurora Memorial Library, in partnership with the Aurora Historical Society, will host a Scavenger Hunt featuring Underground Railroad quilt codes and Civil War era clues.

Families and children of all ages may participate in this program, which will be available at any time during the library's operating hours the week of Feb. 18 through 23.

Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the scavenger hunt, plus children can design their own "Freedom Quilt Square" in the children's area of the library.

Quilt squares will be displayed through March 15, when artists may pick up their designs.

Anyone who turns in a completed scavenger hunt form to the Aurora Historical Society's "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War Exhibit" will receive an additional prize.

This exhibit, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, opens Feb. 23 and will continue through April 5.

For more information on this or any other library programs, call 330-562-6502 or visit www.portagelibrary.org.

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