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?
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)
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Question: Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but where did he land?
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?
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?
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?
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’s, The 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
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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
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.”