Celebrate National Library Week with the Montana State Library
Highlights Include Online Fun and Prizes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2011
Contact: Sara Groves
(HELENA) -- As libraries around the country celebrate National Library Week from April 10 to April 16, 2011, Montana will have their own unique celebration. A statewide scavenger hunt, called "A Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State," will be held for Montanans from Alzada to Zortman to play and win prizes. People can access the scavenger hunt online - anywhere, anytime - just like most library resources.
The "Treasure Hunt" questions can be found at http://mymontanalibrary.org or at a local libraryís web site. Participants will find the answers by using the library electronic resources available online. All answers must be submitted electronically and will be verified for correctness, as well as for the library resources used.
There will be four separate contest categories with questions of varying difficulty available for students K-5, middle school, high school, and adult age groups. New questions will be posted every day of National Library Week. Montana participants will submit their answers via an online submission form for verification.
The questions for Sunday, April 10, 2011 are:
Elementary: Why is tickseed annoying?
Middle School: Who is credited with steering China away from a strictly controlled economy to one that was open to foreign trade?
High School: Where did Mao Zedong devote most of his revolutionary activities in the 1920s?
Adult: When was Thomas Meagher appointed territorial secretary of Montana?
The questions for Monday, April 11, 2011 are:
Elementary: Where does the Lewisí woodpecker like to hang out in the summer?
Middle School: What makes people who are called Heyoka special?
High School: Who is considered the father of Magical Realism?
Adult: What are the estimated sales of Montana Coffee Traders?
The questions for Tuesday, April 12, 2011 are:
Elementary: What ended open range in the west?
Middle School: How do our eyes perceive light?
High School: When was vegetarianism first documented?
Adult: When should you not take ginger?
The questions for Wednesday, April 13, 2011 are:
Elementary: What is Sijo?
Middle School: Where did Ming Yao get his start in basketball?
High School: Who helped William Faulkner realize that his true mÈtier was not poetry, but the novel?
Adult: Of the cities listed below, where can you find the American dipper year round?
The questions for Thursday, April 14, 2011 are:
Elementary: What was the first wildlife management area in Montana?
Middle School: Where can you find Fringed Sagewort?
High School: Who was Joe Lewis?
Adult: Where did Annie Lazzari live in 1937?
The questions for Friday, April 15, 2011 are:
Elementary: What are three of the six factors that determine weather conditions?
Middle School: Why was Wilma Rudolphís Olympic achievement of winning three gold medals in track and field so impressive?
High School: What is considered the foundation of all other sciences?
Adult: Who was Gary Cooper's mother?
The questions for Saturday, April 16, 2011 are:
Elementary: Who did Tecumseh fight for in the War of 1812?
Middle School: What was Montanaís first state park?
High School: When is the rainy season in Zambia?
Adult: When was the original Columbia Gardens pavilion destroyed by fire?
Winners will be announced by April 29, 2011. Statewide prizes include six Apple iPods, which will be presented to two winners each in the middle school, high school, and adult categories. Two pizza parties will be provided for the winning elementary school classrooms.
All of the "Treasure Hunt" answers can be found through the electronic resources offered by participating Montana libraries. These online library resources are provided for all Montana residents through funding from the Montana State Legislature and the Governor of Montana. Prizes for the contest are provided by Gale, part of Cengage Learning, the vendor that provides the electronic resources used for the "Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State".
To play "A Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State," be sure to visit (your local library's Web site) or http://mymontanalibrary.org for clues starting Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Through its statewide programs, the Montana State Library empowers Montanans; enhances learning in families and communities; builds 21st Century skills; and provides opportunities for civic participation. For more information, visit http://msl.mt.gov or contact Sara Groves, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, at (406) 444-3115 or via e-mail at: email@example.com.