2007 Library News

Online Scavenger Hunt at Del City Library

What do fuel cell cars, Bob Dylan, and the Texola Baptist Church have in common? 

Not much--unless they are all part of clues in the online and database search competition now going on at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th in Del City.

“This is really a scavenger hunt on the Internet,” said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt, who organized the affair “to give people a chance to test and prove their skills in finding information on the Internet and in the library systems databases.”

Weehunt promises a slate of prizes to contestants who can answer a series of a dozen questions.  Answers can be found online, and Weehunt is offering some clues to help people get started.  First prize is a flash drive, which is a small, reusable data storage device.

“I'm doing this to promote our databases,” Weehunt added.  “Not everybody realizes the wealth of information a person can find in them. I also wanted to introduce people to a few places they can find good information on the Internet.

“The ability to search the net is very important because this is where the information is these days. However, it is an ocean of information, not a superhighway.  Learning how to find good information on the Internet and in databases is critical for people who need good information.”

Weehunt invites everyone interested in entering the contest to come by the Del City Library to pick up a search contest questionnaire and then see if they can answer all the questions correctly by May 1st. Call the Del City Library at 672-1377 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org