CCLD Trivia

Monday, December 19, 2022

Question: How many inches of snow equals one inch of rain?

Answer: According to NSSL NOAA Winter Weather FAQ, “on average, thirteen inches of snow equals one inch of rain in the U.S., although this can vary from two inches for sleet to nearly fifty inches for very dry, powdery snow under certain conditions.” –  NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Question: Which author worked for the Oxford English Dictionary doing research and explaining the etymology of words starting with “W,” like “waggle,” “walrus,” and “want”?

Answer: J.R.R. Tolkien – When J.R.R. Tolkien and the OED by Peter Gilliver, OED

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Question: Which online resource gives you access to 5 major daily papers for free?

Answer: ProQuest’s 5 US Major Dailies feature The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angles Times, & Chicago Tribune. Patrons can read the latest issue every day (the newest content is available by 8 am EST), and provides archives that stretch back as far as 1980.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Question: When Just Born acquired original Peeps maker Rodda Candy Co. in 1953, the marshmallow chicks were made by hand. Before the process was industrialized, how long did it take to make one Peep?

Answer: 27 Hours! Amazing! Want to check out even more amazing Peeps? Check out these works of art!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

True or False

Question: Federal and Junior Duck Stamps are postage stamps.

Answer: False. Federal and Junior Duck Stamps serve as a hunting license and a conservation tool. They benefit wildlife and for every ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the purchase of a Duck Stamp goes to purchase or lease wetland habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System (2012). Want to learn more? Check out Quick Facts About Duck Stamps or 5 Cool Things About the Duck Stamp.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Question: What does the word “polyglot” mean?

Answer: B – A person who can speak multiple languages. Want to learn how to speak multiple languages? Be sure to check out our newest resource — Mango Languages!

Thursday, November 4, 2021


This one is fun, as it requires two rounds of rearranging letters.

First, you have to unscramble the five jumbles to create five actual words.

Second, use the clues provided to extract certain letters.

Then, take that jumble and rearrange them to form the name of a country.

1. LZEA. (Take the 1st, 2nd, and 4th letter.)

2. USDK (Take the 1st and 3rd letter.)

3. ABIS (Take the 2nd and 3rd letter.)

4. NTURK (Take the 1st and 4th letter.)

5. CWEKR (Take the 1st and 2nd letter.)


1. ZEAL (Z,E,L)
2. DUSK (D, S)
3. BIAS (I, A)
4. TRUNK (T, N)
5. WRECK (W, R)
Country: Switzerland

Check out our travel books to help plan your next getaway or dream vacation.

eNewsletter: What Are You Thankful For?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Question: What Lewisburg, OH attraction holds a Guinness World Record at 3,563 feet?

Answer: The Lewisburg Haunted Cave. Not only is it 3,563 feet in length, but takes visitors 80 feet underground! Find more haunted house fun at the library!

eNewsletter: Book Free For All

Thursday, June 20, 2021

Total Eclipse…Not Really, But…

Question: An annular eclipse (which occurred on June 10, 2021), is named for the ring shape the sun’s appearance takes behind the moon. For this eclipse to occur, what phase must the moon be in?

Answer: New. Want to learn more about eclipses? Check out these eclipse books before they pass you by.

eNewsletter: Summer at the Library

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Question: What do the hundred folds in a chef’s hat, known as a toque, represent?

Answer: The hundred ways you can cook an egg. Find 100+ egg recipes and more to tickle your taste buds.

eNewsletter: It’s No Joke! Programming Resumes April 1st

Monday, August 3, 2020

Question: What name was used for pirates operating in the Mediterranean?

Answer: Corsair

Are you looking for more adventure on the high seas? Check out these pirate stories!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Pirate Story

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Question: What has 13 hearts but no other organs?

Answer: A deck of playing cards

Are you trying to remember the rules to card & board games? Or maybe how to play certain sports? Check out our books that explain the rules for good, old-fashioned games.

e-Newsletter: Be Mask Aware & Prepared

Monday, July 27, 2020

Question: What is the name of the oldest play in existence?

Answer: The oldest play in existence is the Persians and was written by Aeschylus in 472 B.C.

Check out Aeschylus and other playwrights from the library today!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Theater Story

Monday, July 20, 2020

Question: What legendary screen star started their performance career as an acrobat and juggler?

Answer: Cary Grant

Want more circus fun? Check out these circus titles today!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Circus Story

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Question: What is the original meaning of the Pacific Ocean? Bonus: How much of the Earth does the Pacific Ocean cover?

Answer: Peaceful Sea Bonus Answer: 30%

Want to learn more about water, oceans, lakes, and underwater life? Check out our watery reads today!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Water Story

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Question: Ruby is July’s birthstone. What was the most expensive ruby ever sold?

Answer: The “Hope Ruby,” weighing in at 32.08 carats, sold for $6.74 million.”

Bonus Question: Whose 8.24 carat ruby ring sold at auction for $4.2 million in 2011?

Answer: Elizabeth Taylor’s. Van Cleef and Arpels made Taylor’s ring. Check out more gemstone facts today

eNewsletter: Join The Club…Book Club That Is

Monday, July 6, 2020

Question: “It’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!” For this statement to be true, at what temp does the sidewalk need to be?

Answer: 158 F. Are you a true foodie buff or what to wow friends and family with a new dish? Be sure to check out our plethora of cookbooks!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Cooking Story – Week 6

Monday, June 29, 2020

Question: Which painting has its own mailbox at the Louvre?

Answer: The Mona Lisa. Looking for more books to inspire you? Check out this music and art to find your muse or kickstart your imagination.

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Music & Art Story

Monday, June 22, 2020

Question: Which beans did Mexicans once use as payment for goods and services?

Answer: Mexicans used cocoa beans not only as food but also used the beans as payment.

Want more adventure stories? Check out these books

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Friday, June 12, 2020

Question: Which character has the fewest number of lines in a Disney film?

Answer: Dumbo

In the animated movie, Dumbo, the small elephant with big ears doesn’t have any dialogue lines. The second is Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, who only has 18 lines of dialogue throughout the film. The third is the movie Bambi which only has 1,000 words spoken during the film.

Want to learn more about film and animation? Check out these books.

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Science Story – Week 3

Monday, June 8, 2020

Question: Is space silent?

Answer: Yes, space is completely silent. There is no atmosphere in space, which means that sound has no way to travel to be heard. That is why astronauts use radios to stay in touch while in space since radio waves can still be sent and received.

Want more facts and trivia about space? Check out our space books today!

eNewsletter: Imagine Your Space Story

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Question: In Disney’s 1959 film, by what name does Sleeping Beauty go by?

Answer: Aurora

Bonus: In the Brothers Grimm story of “Sleeping Beauty,” what is her name?


Check out our Brothers Grimm tales and retellings

eNewsletter: Summer Reading Challenge and More

Friday, May 29, 2020

Question: Who tricks the Gingerbread Man by offering to carry him across the river?

Answer: The Fox

Check out these classic fairy tales

eNewsletter: Summer Reading Challenge Week 1

Friday, May 22, 2020

Question: What is the oldest known fairy tale?

Answer: The Smith and the Devil.
Researchers believe that this story dated back 6,000 years ago. You can check out that article at the Royal Society Open Science. Want to check out some other fairy tales? Look for fairy tales in our card catalog.

eNewsletter: Summer Reading Challenge Starts in 5, 4, 3…

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Question: In the story of “Rapunzel,” the witch asks for the farmer’s firstborn for stealing from her garden?  What did Rapunzel’s father take?

Answer: Rampion Our summer reading challenge theme this year is “Imagine Your Story” and is based on new and old fairy tales.  Find a classic favorite or explore a retelling today!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Question: Which classic board game is honored on April 13th?

Answer: Scrabble.

Bonus Question: What is the highest-scoring Scrabble movie ever made?

Bonus Answer: This is the Highest-Scoring Scrabble Move Ever

eNewsletter: We Miss You!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Question: Can you name the team that has won 10 out of 12 Titles from 1964-1975?  Bonus Question: What was the name of the coach who led this winning team?

Answer: UCLA Bonus Answer: John Wooden. Check out our March Madness and Basketball books today!

eNewsletter: 4 Ways To Get Your Groove On

Friday, January 31, 2020

Question: Which player was named MVP of Super Bowl IV?

Answer: Len Dawson became the fourth consecutive winning quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP.  He completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, with one interception.  Bonus: What was Len Dawson’s jersey number? Bonus Answer: 16.  Check out our football and other sports-related books, games, and more!

eNewsletter: Get YOUR Game On At The Library

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Question: What is a herd of zebra called?

Answer: A dazzle!  Take an African Safari without ever leaving home!

eNewsletter: 4 Titles That Transport You

Monday, December 2, 2019

Question: In 1955, who started tracking Santa’s travels on Christmas Eve?

Answer: NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and in 2004, Google started tracking Santa and his travels, too.  Don’t forget your library has many different holiday books and movies!

eNewsletter: What’s New at the Library?

Friday, November 1, 2019

Question: What year was the green bean casserole, a Thanksgiving staple in many households, first created?

Answer: In 1955, by Dorcas Reilly in Campbell Soup Company test kitchen.  Want to find more holiday favorite recipes? Check out our holiday recipe books!  For more Thanksgiving Trivia, visit 21 Thanksgiving Trivia Questions.

eNewsletter: Update: November 2019 Events

Monday, September 30, 2019

Question: A full moon on Hallowe’en is scarce.  When is the next time it will occur?

Answer: 2020. Click on the word Halloween for more fun facts and books.

eNewsletter: 20 Fun Events @ Your Library

Friday, August 30, 2019

Question: Banned Book Week is Sunday, September 22-Saturday, September 28.  What was the most challenged book of 2018?

Answer: George by Alex Gino want to learn more about Banned Book Week and the books that have either been challenged or banned?  Visit ALA’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books Lists, which contains titles from before 1990.

eNewsletter: What’s New at the Library

Friday, August 2, 2019

Question: What’s the oldest public school in the United States?

Answer: Boston’s Latin School opened on April 23, 1635.

Bonus Question: Do you know the name of the oldest school in the world?

Bonus Answer: The King’s School in Canterbury, England, was first opened in 597 A.D.  It remains open to this day but has been outfitted with modern equipment and education.

To learn more about schools or find more crazy facts about where we spend most of our youth, click here.

eNewsletter: Psst…Are You Ready For This?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Question: Why are they called the “Dog Days of Summer”?

Answer: They are called the “Dog Days of Summer” because according to the ancient Greeks and Romans, this is when they noticed that the star Sirius, the dog star, Canis major in the Orion constellation, began to rise with the sun not long after the summer solstice. To learn more about the stars, constellations, and more space facts, click here.

eNewsletter: 15 Ways to Beat the Heat…

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Question: Why is the date July 21, 1873, significant to Jesse James and his gang of notorious outlaws?

Answer: This was the first staged robbery of a moving train. Check out our books on Jesse James!

eNewsletter: CCLD Summer Reading Contest 2019

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Question: Which Apollo crew was awarded a special Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences?

Answer: Apollo 7 astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham made the first live television transmissions from inside a crewed spacecraft. To read more on the Apollo missions and space, click here.

eNewsletter: What Do These 3 Items Share?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Question: Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but where did he land?

Answer: The Bahamas. To read more on Christopher Columbus, click here, or read more on the Bahamas, click here.

eNewsletter: Don’t Miss These October Events

Thursday, April 4th, 2018

Question: Who wrote the poem, “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud,” about yellow daffodils?

Answer: William Wordsworth.  April is National Poetry Month; why not check out our Poetry Section?

eNewsletter: Spring Has Sprung, What Events Are Waiting For You?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Question: Who was the first woman to be the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party?

Answer: Geraldine Ferraro was chosen by Walter Mondale, Democrat, as his running mate in 1984.  Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? 

eNewsletter: You’re Invited!  Join us for the following events…

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Question: In 1846, who invented, built, and patented the first successful sewing machine?

Answer: Elias Howe, to find patterns, quilt ideas, and more for your sewing machine, check out our sewing section.

eNewsletter: Fall into the Camden County Library District

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Question: In the Cars (Disney Pixar) movie, the Wheel Well Motel is based on what motel on Route 66 in Missouri?

Answer: The Wheel Well Motel in Cars is based on the Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, MO, located on Route 66.

eNewsletter: 5 Hot Reads to Beat the Mid-Summer Reading Slump

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Question: Who was the first Vice President of the United States?

Answer: John Adams. Want to read more on the Leaders of the United States?  Check out our Presidential Reading.

eNewsletter: Reminder ~ CCLD Will be Closed on Tuesday, July 4th

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Question: What unusual item can you check out from the Chicago Library system?

Answer: A fellow human being!  While we don’t have fellow humans to check out, we have the following Specialty Items available for checkout.

eNewsletter: New on Axis360 ~ Time to Get Social

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Question: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which play has been running since November 25th, 1952, in England?

Answer: Agatha Christie’sThe Mousetrap has been running November 25th, 1952, where it opened at Ambassadors Theatre in London, and on March 25th, 1974, the play moved to St. Martin’s Theatre without missing a show.

Bonus Question:  What other name did Agatha Christine write books under?  Answer

eNewsletter: Programs You Won’t Want to Miss

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Question: Where and when were potatoes first cultivated?

Answer: Potatoes were first cultivated in Peru about 7,000 years ago.

Want to start a garden of your own?  Not sure what to plant?  Please take a look at our Gardening Section…

eNewsletter: What’s New?!

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Questions: Which bestselling science fiction author passed away at the age of 91, on June 5th, 2012?

Answer: Ray Bradbury

eNewsletter: Help CCLD Go Purple ~ Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness June 2017

Monday, May 22nd

Question: A “lawn mullet” refers to what landscaping faux pas?

Answer: It refers to a neatly manicured yard in the front and an overgrown mess in the backyard.  Don’t pull a mullet.  Visit the Lawn and Garden section of the library to help tame that “party in the back.”

eNewsletter: Your Local Library Wants to Help Keep You Safe this Memorial Day Weekend