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Library Orientation QR Code Scavenger Hunt for Grades 4-7


Grade Levels:
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, and 7th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1 class periods

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This Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt allows students to independently explore the library while locating important items and areas that they will use regularly throughout the school year. It is a great low-prep lesson for Back to School!  

This activity has 25 slides & pages, and it includes:

  • Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt grid (3 pages)
    • Editable in PDF and PowerPoint
  • 24 QR codes (4 pages, 6 QR codes per page)
    • Editable in PDF and PowerPoint
    • These will work for any location in your library.
    • You can hand-write or type the locations on the QR code pages.
  • 24 “Non-QR code” cards (4 pages, 6 cards per page)
    • Editable in PDF and PowerPoint
    • These have the secret word on them, so you can use them if you do not want to or cannot use QR codes.
  • Directions presentation for students (9 slides)
    • PowerPoint and Google Slides formats
    • All text is editable.
  • List of suggested library locations (1 page)
    • Editable in PowerPoint and PDF
  • Cheat Sheet (1 page)
    • Editable in PowerPoint and PDF
    • Record your locations and the secret word for each.
    • The Cheat Sheet makes it easier if a code gets lost or damaged in the middle of a busy day or class period.
  • Detailed directions for librarians and teachers. No lesson plan included. (3 PDF page, tips and prep)

This is a great back to school library lesson because it gets students exploring the library on their own!

When students find the items, they will scan the QR codes. Each QR code reveals one word. Students use the words to unscramble the secret message, which is: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore, The Goblet of Fire

You will also need:

  • Printer, copier, large monitor for presentation slides
  • Students will need: pencil, copies of scavenger hunt grid, cell phone or tablet with a camera or QR code scanner app
  • NOT needed: internet connection. The QR codes will scan with or without Wi-Fi.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – A.2. – C.1.
  • Include – B.1. – D.1.
  • Collaborate – A.1. – A.2.
  • Engage – A.1. – D.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6.

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Grade Levels

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?


Teaching Duration

1 class period


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