Compass Course Challenge

Find your own way and learn orienteering. You will be provided a compass that you can keep and instructions to help you find each checkpoint. Participate at the following locations:

Hadley Montbello Challenge #1 Montbello Challenge #2 Park Hill Pauline Robinson Smiley Valdez-Perry Virginia Village Challenge#1 Virginia Village Challenge #2 Virginia Village Challenge #3

It’s important to learn how to use and read a compass in case you get lost and need to find your way back. It can also help you give others directions or find someone or something. Before you get started with your Compass Course Challenge, learn about the following:

  1. What is a compass?
  2. What and where are the cardinal directions
  3. How to read a map
  4. How to use and read a compass.
  5. What is a bearing and how to take a bearing?
  6. What should you do if you get lost in the mountains, forest, or any other place?


scavenger hunt mapScavenger Hunt Challenge

If you enjoy exploring new places and games with clues, you’ll want to participate in our Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Complete any of the scavenger hunt challenges and pick up a limited edition coin. Select a challenge to get started:

A Very Hamp-some Scavenger Hunt!Between Football and FireBranch Name Hint: "I Would Bury My Treasure Here"Here There Be MonstersIt Takes A VillageJack and Jill Went Up The (name of neighborhood) To Fetch A Pile Of Books!Star ScavengersThe Hippo Who Lived In The CloudsThe Old ChurchThe Misplaced BookThe New 100 Year Old BranchThe Swan TreasureUniversity Hills Library Explorer ChallengeWestwood: Small But MightyWhere The Windows Shine Like DiamondsYou Can COUNT On Us This Summer!

Looking to complete the Challenge for your local branch? Give them a call and ask for the Challenge title.


person on sidewalkSidewalk Obstacle Course

Do you like to skip, jump, run, and zoom around? Stop by your local branch location to complete a sidewalk course that will get you moving, learning and having fun! Visit the following locations to participate:

Athmar ParkRoss-BarnumBear ValleyFord-WarrenGreen Valley RanchHadleyHampdenPark HillRodolfo "Corky" GonzalesSam GarySmileyValdez-PerryVirginia VillageWestwoodWoodbury

The Ross-University Hills branch library will participate but is currently undergoing outdoor remodeling. Stay tuned for updates.


map pinDPL Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Find all Denver Public Library Geocaches and Win a Geocoin!

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Find virtual and in-person activities for your kids using the following tools:

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