Montana State Library Announces Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State Winners

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Contact: Sara Groves
November 25, 2013                                                                                                        

(HELENA) —The Montana State Library is pleased to announce the winners of its “Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State” online scavenger hunt.  The “Treasure Hunt” was promoted by public and school libraries statewide and was available to play during the week of Sunday, October 27 – Saturday, November 2. 2013.  Players could access the scavenger hunt online – anywhere, anytime – just like most library resources. 

All of the “Treasure Hunt” answers can be found through the electronic resources offered by participating Montana libraries.  These online library resources are provided for all Montana residents through funding from the Montana State Legislature and the Governor of Montana.  Prizes for the contest are provided by EBSCO, the vendor that provides the electronic resources used for the “Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State”. 

There were four separate contest categories with questions of varying difficulty available for students K-5, middle school, high school, and adult age groups.  The K-5 students were encouraged to play as a class and the winning classrooms will receive in Apple iPad™.  The two winning elementary classrooms were both from Frenchtown Elementary School in Frenchtown.  The teachers are: Dalene Normand and Jean Whaley.  The school librarian is Niki Evans. 

“We had excellent participation from schools from around the state,” said Jennie Stapp, Montana State Librarian.  “However, Frenchtown Elementary School classrooms submitted numerous answers every day, which obviously increased their chances of winning.  We hope that they had a great time playing the game and that the Frenchtown students grew more comfortable using these electronic resources for research purposes, which will only support their education and growth as students far into the future.”

Winners in the middle school, high school, and adult categories will each receive an Apple iPod™ nano. 

Middle school winners were Jadyn Traub from Broadus Public Schools and Spencer Parke from the Drummond School and Community Library. 

High school winners were Keeley McNew from Glasgow High School and Liam Stevens from the Missoula Public Library.

Adult winners included Justine Alberts from the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena and Kate Vassar from the Fairfield/Teton Public Library. 


“The electronic resources used in the Treasure Hunt game are provided to every public and school library in the state through the Montana State Library,” said Stapp.  “While people often turn to Google for answers, the information resources provided through your local public library are accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased.”

For more information about the Treasure Hunt for the Treasure State or the Montana State Library, contact Sara Groves at (406) 444.5357 or via email at


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