Free program teaches kids about rockhounding

July 21, 2013 

Children ages 7-17 can find out what it takes to be a rockhound July 26 at the Puyallup Public Library.

Starting at 3 p.m., members of the Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club will show what kinds of rocks are “keepers,” talk about rockhounding rules and what tools and equipment are needed. Members also will offer ideas for places to look for rocks, tips for getting started and maintaining a rock collection,

The library is located at 324 S. Meridian, in downtown Puyallup.

The free event is part of the “Dig Into Reading!” summer reading program for children, designed to keep children reading during the summer. The summer reading program runs through Aug. 17. For more information call 253-841-5454 or visit

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