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Allamakee Libraries Rock (ALR) is hosted by  the Allamakee County Libraries; Delores Tillinghast Memorial Library/Harpers Ferry, Meehan Memorial Lansing Library, New Albin Public Library, Postville Public Library, Waterville Public Library and Robey Memorial Library/Waukon; and Allamakee County Economic Development.  ALR is a fun way for you and your family or group to share your creativity in the community by painting/decorating rocks with a positive message or image. Once a rock is decorated, you then place it in a park, wayside, playground, nature trail, etc. for someone else to find.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Using acrylic paint, paint pens, permanent markers, nail polish etc. decorate a rock with a positive, up-building message or image. Let dry.
    (OPTIONAL: Apply a clear coat of polyurethane or similar product to make your image hold up to the weather.)
  2. Write on the back of your rock:
    @Allamakeelibrariesrock  
    #Allamakeelibrariesrock
  3. Find us on FB, @Allamakeelibrariesrock, post a picture.
  4. Keep or re-hide the rock.

Tips for hiding rocks:

  • Hide rocks in outdoor areas in Allamakee County like parks, landscaped areas, flower beds, etc. Avoid private property, mowed areas, and walking paths.
  • Take a photo of the rock or you with the rock in its hiding spot and post to our FB page @Allamakeelibrariesrock, with hashtag #Allamakeelibrariesrock and # (your local library)  (example #RobeyMemorialWaukon)

Tips for finding rocks:

  • Take a photo of  you finding a rock and post to our FB page @Allamakeelibrariesrock, with hashtag #Allamakeelibrariesrock and # (your local library)  (example #RobeyMemorialWaukon)
  • You can keep the rock or re-hide it, again posting to FB including hashtags as mentioned above.

Things to remember:

  • All ages are welcome to participate; you’re never too young or too old to be creative!
  • Attend a rock painting program at your local library. (Contact your library for program details.)
  • This is a family-friendly group, please keeps all images and messages positive.
  • Get together w/ friends or a group to paint and distribute in the community.
  • Remember that not everyone is on social media. So your rock may not be seen here. You can smile knowing your creation made someone’s day a little better.
  • Posts will be approved by administration.

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