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Expedition Happy

Wed January 18 - Wed April 19


Expedition Happy is a virtual wellness challenge course using eleven of Oregon's over 140 public libraries as stops on the journey. A fundraiser for the Public Library Division of the Oregon Library Association, Expedition Happy is designed to motivate participants to stay joyful, active and healthy in 2023 while introducing them to the breadth and variety of outstanding public libraries in our great state.

Participation is easy; after signing up, participants simply log different wellness or health activities (including walking, running, swimming, biking, and more). Every activity logged adds miles to participants’ total, helping them progress through the 969-mile virtual challenge course.  Throughout the challenge, participants will make virtual stops at 11 public libraries in Oregon, learning more about each library’s history, collections, unique services, and more.  The libraries on this year's inaugural route, in the order they will be "visited" by participants, are: the State Library of Oregon, Salem Public Library, Molalla Public Library, Garden Home Community Library, Washington County Law Library, Athena Public Library, Baker County Library District, Crook County Library, Sweet Home Public Library, Coos Bay Public Library, and Curry Public Library.

While learning more about libraries throughout the state and staying active and healthy, participants will also be supporting PLD’s ongoing efforts to support public library employees throughout Oregon. Funds collected from the $20 entry fee will be used to support PLD’s ongoing training and continuing education efforts throughout 2023. 

All participants will be eligible to purchase an exclusive and stylish “Expedition Happy” commemorative t-shirt.

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