Eastern Shore Public Library

Letterboxing Activities

Try this family fun activity! Get clues to find hidden letterboxes. This is a great, very inexpensive hobby for the whole family to enjoy!

What is Letterboxing?

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with “treasure-hunts” in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. Small boxes are hidden in various locations–usually outdoors, though many are planted indoors as well–and the creator of the box will release clues so others can go out and find them later. The box is expected to have a logbook that finders can log into and a unique stamp, usually hand-carved, that the finder can stamp into their own personal logbook as a record of all the letterboxes they’ve found. Most letterboxers have a unique stamp to represent themselves, called a signature stamp, which they stamp into the logbooks found inside letterboxes so others who find the letterbox later know they found it.

For more details about this hobby and the boxes we have hidden around the ESVA please click below.

ESPL Letterboxes 2021

 

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