The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting New Milford throughout July. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity (mainly for kids but if you’re taller or older we won’t turn you away!) and is a wonderful way for you to get to know our beautiful town so dust off those walking shoes, dig out those water bottles and prepare for a summer adventure!

Waldo is hiding in 25 local New Milford businesses for the whole month. You need to grab a passport from us (most participating stores have them too) and get searching! When you spot Waldo at any of the stores listed on the passport you can collect a store stamp. At the Book Nook you need to find Waldo and also Waldo’s key, Woof’s bone, Wenda’s camera, Wizard Whitebeard’s scroll, and Odlaw’s binoculars! Once you find them all we'll stamp your passport.

When you’ve collected stamps from at least 10 different stores bring your passport to the Book Nook to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a Waldo bookmark. You can stop there or carry on searching for the rest of the Waldos if you like. If you collect stamps from at least 20 of the 25 possible stores, bring your passport to the Book Nook to get the button, bookmark, a sheet of stickers, a Waldo chocolate bar plus a coupon for $1 off any Waldo Book, and you will also be entered into the raffle for a chance to win a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.

Put this date on your calendar - Tuesday July 31st, 2018 at 4.00 pm. That's when we'll be hosting the Waldo grand celebration party and prize drawing right here at the Bank Street Book Nook. We'll have refreshments (cake!!), games and activities so lots of fun to be had by all!

We hope you'll join in this annual nationwide tradition - see you soon!