Do you have the skills required to help us track down an elusive cryptid running loose through the library? Are you familiar with creatures of myth and legend? Have you seen Bigfoot? Review our requirements and then submit your application to help us catch this beast. All applicants will receive their Cryptozoologist badge for their work!
- Cryptid-hunter binoculars – Check out our activity bag for supplies!
- Notebook – Take notes so you have all the information you need.
- Lure – To attract a beast of legend (Something tasty perhaps?)
- Compass – Always find your course while on the hunt.
- Spare socks – Don’t neglect your feet, you might need to make a quick getaway!
- Handbook to Bigfoot, Nessie, and Other Unexplained Creatures by Tyler Omoth
- Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts by Federica Magrin
- How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace
- The Cryptid Catcher by Lija Fisher
- Monstrous: the Lore, Gore, and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters by Carlyn Beccia
- At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen
- The Missing Season by Gillian French
- Haunted: On ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies, and other monsters of the natural and supernatural worlds by Leo Braudy
- Atlas of Cursed Places : A travel guide to dangerous and frightful destinations by Olivier Le Carrer
- Monster Hunters : On the trail with ghost hunters, bigfooters, ufologists, and other paranormal investigators by Tea Krulos
- American Monsters : A history of monster lore, legends, and sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey
Previous Hunter Notes:
- Jersey Devil: A ferocious beast, do not approach without protective equipment!
- Squonk: A creature with very wrinkly skin that’s always crying as it roams the forests of northern Pennsylvania. Bring many towels!
- Bigfoot: They prefer mountainous areas. Bring something to plug your nose – that fur can stink!
- Unknown: Last seen lurking in the Nonfiction section and leaving a trail of Summer Quest badges in its wake…
Allison W. & Dawn M.