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Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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Books Can Take You Places!


Books Can Take You Anywhere!


To earn this badge, pick out a book either about, or set in, another country on Earth. Share with us your book title and the setting of your book. 



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Check It Out!

Check it Out!

Check out a book from either the public library or any MISD library. Let us know what you checked out and why you picked that book. 



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Check It Out!

Check it Out!

Check out a book from either the public library or any MISD library. Let us know what you checked out and why you picked that book. 



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Create Your Own Adventure

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!



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Get Creative




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Get in Sync!

Get in Sync with Sync Audiobooks 


Sign up for FREE audiobooks all summer with Audiofile Magazine. Let us know you've signed up, and tell us what you downloaded to earn this badge!




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Graphic Novel Challenge (3-5 Grades)




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Middle School Book Selfie Time!

We know you are going to read a lot of great books over the summer! Take a selfie with three different books that you read to earn this badge!

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Olympic Scholar

 Learn about the Olympic Games!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed until this year. 

Learn about the Games from sites like
https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/  or other sites of your choosing and complete the Digital Breakout. Type the code word in to earn your badge. 



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25 Pts

Public Library STEM Kits




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Read Play Talk Bus Tour




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Read Together (3-5 Grades)




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Share a Book with a Friend

We all have our favorite books, but we're not always good about sharing things we've read with friends. Take some time to share a book or two with different friends this summer.

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Share a Story


Share what you're reading! You can earn this badge in a couple of ways. 

1. Read aloud to someone for at least 20 minutes - a little sibling, cousin, niece/nephew, neighbor, pet. Share a picture of you and your listener. 
 



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Record a video about a book you read this summer to Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube. Share the link with us.







That's it! 



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Share a Story


Share what you're reading! You can earn this badge in a couple of ways. 

1. Read aloud to someone for at least 20 minutes - a little sibling, cousin, niece/nephew, neighbor, pet. Share a picture of you and your listener. 
 



OR


Record a video about a book you read this summer to Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube. Share the link with us.







That's it! 



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Share Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Share Your Story

Answer the questions below then tell a story based on your answers. Video yourself or write out your story and share it.

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Special Event with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events throughout the summer such as a magic show, weekly movie, painting, and more! Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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Special Event with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events throughout the summer such as a magic show, weekly movie, painting, and more! Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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Special Event with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events for adults throughout the summer. Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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STAFF Year of 21 Million Pages Mission #1

To earn the Self Care Badge, answer the 3 questions about what you do for self care.

Self care restores health to the mind, body, and soul.



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STAFF Year of 21 Million Pages Mission #2 Mindfulness Badge



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STAFF Year of 21 Million Pages Mission #3 Fun Badge



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STAFF Year of 21 Million Pages Mission #4 Vacation Badge



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STEM activity at the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs public libraries offer STEM activities throughout the summer. Attend at least one STEM session to earn this mission badge.

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STEM activity at the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs public libraries offer STEM activities throughout the summer. Attend at least one STEM session to earn this mission badge.

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STEM kit (3-5 Grades)




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Storytime with the Public Library

The Mesquite Public Libraries and Balch Springs Public Library offer fun story-time events each week. Attend at least one storytime at any of these public libraries, or a virtual storytime offered by one of these libraries and complete the activities to earn the badge for this mission.

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25 Pts

Stretch Yourself as a Reader

Stretch yourself as a reader by reading one thing this summer that is outside your comfort zone. Maybe it is a new genre you haven't read before. You might read about a topic that is controversial and find material that addresses both sides of the controversy. Try reading a book with a character who doesn't look like you or have a similar lifestyle. Reading about people, places, and events in different parts of the world opens windows into the lives of others and helps us grow as adults. 



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Take a Look, It's in a Book




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Teen Time! with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events for teens throughout the summer! Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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Teen Time! with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events for teens throughout the summer! Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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Teen Time! with the Public Library

The Mesquite and Balch Springs Public Libraries offer lots of fun events for teens throughout the summer! Attend at least one of these events either in person or online and complete the activities to complete this mission.

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Visit the READ, PLAY, TALK bus!

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Visit the READ, PLAY, TALK bus!

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Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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