July 1 – 31

Scavenger Hunt

Taking place July 1 to 31, this year’s hunt will have families searching for “secret words” accompanying each of 33 custom-painted baseball banks placed in businesses, restaurants, library branches and other venues in the community. The scavenger hunt is a great way to explore businesses and restaurants. Scavenger hunt seekers will be visiting venues such as Al’s Café, Elgin Public House, Herb’s Bakery, KCT Credit Union and Elgin History Museum



Download the map or grab one from any Library location and find the painted baseball banks to fill in the secret words at each location. After collecting the secret words, return your entry slip into one of the entry boxes by July 31.


Prize Information

  • 10 secret words to receive a small prize at a Gail Borden Library location.
  • All 33 secret words to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a baseball-themed gift basket with movies, books and more.
  • The gift basket drawing will take place August 7.

Click on the numbers on the map below to pull up more information about each participating location.