For one month, Wagga families have been enjoying the spoils of Look 4 a Book, a kind of literary hide-and-seek, encouraging a love of reading.
Heather Hassall and Sue Honey decided to start a chapter of the hunt in the region in an effort to engage the children in their families.
"It is such a brilliant idea," Ms Hassall said.
"Sue posted the original version, and I thought 'we could do this in Wagga really easily'.
"It has been running for a month, and we have had almost 350 people join the page."
Ms Hassall said books, placed in a plastic bag, are left in parks, playgrounds, or anywhere out in public.
They have a note attached from the hider, and the seeker has the option to post to the Look 4 a Book page to show that they have found it.
"We really encourage people to post a picture so we can share their delight," Ms Hassal said.
The person who found the book can then hide it again when they have read it.
The Look 4 a Book project was started this year in the UK by Dave Judge and his partner Claire Tate to help stave off her daughter's boredom during the summer holidays.
There are now groups around the world.
Ms Hassall said it is a great way to recycle, while also getting children actively involved in their reading.
"It appeals to kids of all ages," she said.
"We have some really beautiful chapter books which we have been hiding at the skate park, and the pool - places where you might find some older kids.
"Parents can take their kids, grandparents or carers can take the kids - it really is just a fun activity to do."
Ms Honey said it is an excellent way of building a sense of community.
"It's a way to get kids outside and off their iPads," she said.
"There is a bonus of recycling, and it is building a community spirit.
"We would like to thank everyone who has gotten involved, and we hope people will join in finding the books, but also leaving them out for others to find."
To find out more, or join the hunt search for Look 4 Books Wagga Wagga online and join the social media group.