by April HelmsSpecial Products EditorFamilies who are interested in trying their hand at geocaching, but are not sure where to start, can come to the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library June 28 at 2 p.m. to learn how this form of technological treasure-hunting works.Lydia Gamble, head of children's services at the library, said she took a course on geocaching through PBS 45 and 49."It's a lot of fun, and it gets the kids moving, exercising," she said. "It gets people out and about, and they can see the beautiful areas in Stow and Munroe Falls. It's a nice family activity."For the uninitiated, geocaching is an activity where participants use a global positioning system and coordinates to find a spot, where there is usually a "treasure," according to may include a trinket or a notebook, which explorers are encouraged to write in, Gamble said. The idea, too, is to leave an item behind for the next explorer to find, she added.The library will not host an actual hunt on Pride in Your Library Day, although such an activity may come to fruition in the future, Gamble said. Rather, the library workshop will teach others how to do their own hunt.Those looking for possible geocaching sites in the Stow area will find plenty of opportunities: a quick search on using the ZIP code 44224 returned 118 sites."There are a lot of beautiful spots in our community," said Gamble. "It teaches kids that there are things out there, hidden."Two Web sites that can jump-start those interested in Geocaching include and, she said.Jazz concert, other activities planned for June 28Returning to the library's Stow Pride docket this year is the Community Jazz Band, which will play on the lawn of the library June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., said Ann Malthaner, head of public relations. If the weather is inclement, the concert will be inside the library."The highlight for Pride in Your Library Day is the jazz concert," she said. "People bring their brownbag lunches and their lawn chairs, and listen to the band outside, weather permitting."Also returning is the History of Stow PowerPoint presentation, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Local History Room."This was really popular last year," Malthaner said of the presentation, which covers the first 200 years of Stow's history, presented in three parts.Visitors also can view works by Stow watercolor artist Denise Hart, who is highlighted this month in the Corner Gallery in the library, Malthaner said."She's a great watercolor artist," said Malthaner. "She is just fantastic."During Pride in Your Library Day, the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library also will host its Friends Mini Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.In addition, three library patrons who check out library materials have a chance to win a prize, Malthaner said. Prizes include a backpack, a mug and an umbrella.E-mail: ahelms@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3153