Compete for prizes in Becker’s Instagram scavenger hunt!

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently launched a Becker Library Instagram account (follow on Instagram @BeckerLibrary) and will be holding an Instagram scavenger hunt from Oct. 15-31 as part of our Becker Library Reopening Celebration. See below for rules and instructions for participation. Happy hunting!

Instructions and Rules for Participation

  1. The scavenger hunt will run from Oct. 15, 2018 – Oct. 31, 2018. Entries posted after 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018, will not be eligible to win prizes.
  2. Participants must be affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine to win prizes.
  3. To participate, take a picture of at least five (5) items on the list below.
  4. Post the pictures to Instagram* and be sure to tag @beckerlibrary along with the coordinating hashtag in your caption for each post. Tagging and appropriately hashtagging each post is required for prize eligibility!
  5. Participant accounts must be set to public, and posts must remain visible, until the end of the game.
  6. Instagram “stories” will not count as entries – only Instagram posts.
  7. Becker Library may share entries (whether submitted via Instagram or email) on Becker Library’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.
  8. Be respectful! Only use photos of people who are okay with having their photo taken.

*If you would like to enter without posting pictures to Instagram, send your photos (clearly labeled with hashtags) to Laura Simon at


  • All prizes will be awarded following the game’s conclusion at midnight on Oct. 31, 2018. A minimum of five (5) different entry posts from the list is required to be eligible for prizes.
  • At the conclusion of the game, all eligible participants will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a $25 Kaldi’s Coffee gift card.
  • An additional $25 Kaldi’s Coffee gift card will be awarded to a different eligible participant (i.e. not the same person who won the raffle drawing) for best display of creativity, as determined by the Becker Library reopening planning committee.
  • Prizes and award process are subject change depending on participation.

The Scavenger Hunt

Submit images of a minimum of five (5) of the following:

  1. Complete a coloring page from our rare books collection (materials available at the library’s front desk as of 9 a.m. on Oct. 15) and show us your colored-in creation. #BeckerColors
  2. Take a pic of a book at Becker that’s at least 400 years old (no flash, please!). #OldBooks
  3. Download UpToDate Anywhere and upload a screenshot from your mobile device. #BeckerApps #UpToDate
  4. Take a picture of Becker Library’s Research Pod. #BeckerSciPods
  5. Show us what you think is the best study spot at Becker Library. #BeckerStudy
  6. Attend the Becker Library Reopening Celebration on Oct. 25, 2018 and post a pic from our photo booth. #BeckerLibrary
  7. Get creative and take a “shelfie” in the Becker Library stacks.  #BeckerShelfie
  8. Find the 1831 edition of Mary Shelley’s book “Frankenstein” in the Glaser Gallery and snap a pic (no flash, please!). #Frankenstein
  9. Take a pic with a book at the Feuerstein Health & Wellness Information Center #FeursteinHeatlh&Wellness #BeckerHealth
  10. Take a pic with a furry friend at our WashU Food Truck Row pop-up library table on Oct. 17, 2018. #Bark4Becker
  11. Find the print version of a clinical app available at Becker Library and snap a pic. #AppsInPrint
  12. Check out Becker Library’s disarticulated skeleton, Mortimer, and take a pic with your new friend (or part of him). #FindingMorty
  13. Show us the Madelein Veron Kraus Study Area in the library’s Lower Level. #MadeleinVeronKraus
  14. Get creative with a book from the free book cart #UpcycleBook