SURPRISE! Two more NEW ITEMS as Summer Game 2015 DRAWS TO A CLOSE!

Wait! WHAT'S THIS?! Two COMPLETELY NEW items have hit the Summer Game Shop in the closing days... the Adorable new SNAZZY SWANKY WRITING SET and the Super-Useful POCKET POWER TOOL! And that's not all... we've also restocked the MUG & BEANS COMBO! So get in there and HAVE AT IT!

And for you hardcore superplayers, an announcement: after careful consideration, we've decided not to drop any other SUPER PACKAGES this year. While they are fun to make and fun to buy, they ultimately result in more prizes going to less people, and well, that's just not the LIBRARY WAY. So, we're going to regroup our quantities we were holding aside for possible packages, and RESTOCK SEVERAL ITEMS in the shop with additional, limited quantities AFTER THE GAME ENDS NEXT WEEK! So, stay tuned, play nice, make the most of the WANING GAME DAYS, and as always....


Summer Game 2015 GAME OVER Gala!

Monday August 31, 2015: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library Lobby
Let's take the Summer Game out with a bang with a building-wide scavenger hunt, badge coloring, a free photo-booth and light refreshments to commemorate the 2015 summer game! Check out the new digs at the Downtown library and get a chance to meet other summer game players!

Badge Drop #11: T-Minus 10 and Counting

Time for Badge Drop #11! Those of you who have been in the Summer Game...uh, game for a while know that there is something awesome and terrible about Badge Drop #11: it is the last of the drops with original badges. Just to clue those of you who don't know in (or to remind those of you who didn't spend the months of September to May biting your nails and peeking between the curtains waiting for your obsession to start up again), the final badge drop (that'll be #12 for those of you keeping track at home) consists of Master Badges, awarded to those select few who have managed to complete all badges in given series (or given subsets of those badges)! So that's great, right? You can start knocking off those series and feeling like you've accomplished something. But now for the terrible part: Badge Drop #11 also mean THERE ARE ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT OF SUMMER GAME 2015!!! So if you look at the Badges page and see a sea of ghosted out badge images, you've got a lot of work to do!

Oh, and before I forget: IT'S STILL SUMMER GAME SHOP MADNESS WEEK! Today we've got a couple of perfect additions for your AADL Ultrapremium Embroidered Logo Messenger: AMAZING LUNCH PODS, available in radish orange or chargrilled lime! That's right, when you are hitting the town to collect ALL THOSE CODES for the LEGO Quest, Arbor Explorer, and PowerArt! badges, you'll now have everything you need: Sip-top Bottle, Microdrivers, Pocket Stitchery, Mug and Beans, and now something to pack your lunch in!!! It seems like that bag is getting pretty full, so surely that must be all the shop items for this year, right? NOT ON YOUR LIFE! Stay tuned next week for 2 MORE BRAND-NEW ITEMS TO HIT THE SHOP!

What do you say, should we get to the badges? For this badge drop we've got a plethora of Amazing Animals, a foolish samurai warrior, the world's greatest detective, and some delicious word origins! We've also got the final badge honoring our friend Jan and the end of Arbor Explorer! Let's badge it!

2015 Badge Drop #11

With the end of Summer Game 2015 only 10 days away, now seems like a good time to take stock of how far we've come this summer:
5,285 PLAYERS playing!
59,747 BADGES earned!!
293,435 CODES redeemed!!!
101,145,081 POINTS awarded!!!!

That last number is 101 million. Like a million times 101. THAT IS AN ASTOUNDINGLY GINORMOUS NUMBER!!! Sorry to shout, but seriously 101 million? You guys are something else. But not you've got a decision to make. You (this is, again, the collective you, not you personally) have topped 100 million points for the first time in Summer Game history! Does it seem like a good time to retire? Hang up your Summer Game hat (collective hat), which I'm picturing sort of a beret but instead of just being black it is a big badge, and call it quits? OR DO YOU ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES (collective sleeves), DIVE BACK IN, AND START WORKING TO BLOW 101 MILLION POINTS OUT OF THE WATER?!

I think we all know the answer. But better get to it. Your 10 days starts...NOW!

Oh, and in case I didn't mention it, THANKS FOR PLAYING!


SHEESH! Will this BARRAGE of new items ever end? NOT YET IT WON'T! Today we bring you not just ONE but TWO remarkably unsettling colors of our adorable new POCKET STITCHERY! Super-tiny but SUPER-USEFUL is how we roll... and you will too, with this amazing item! And we're not done yet... more items yet to come along with SG2015's PENULTIMATE BADGE DROP tomorrow evening! Stay tuned and.... THANKS FOR PLAYING!


WHOA! You've never seen something quite like this in the Summer Game Shop... it's the astounding AADL MICRODRIVER MINISET! Come follow AADL on our ADVENTURES IN TOOL LAND with this amazing item! There are still several more amazing new items waiting to be revealed, so stay tuned, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!


But what, you ask, is an ALUMI-FADE SIP-TOP? Well, it's just a water bottle. BUT DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU! This new item, available in Teal or Lime is just what you need to stay cool and collected in the waning days of the HOTTEST SUMMER GAME YET! Check it out and enjoy.... and come back tomorrow for more new items as SHOP MADNESS WEEK CONTINUES!


The end of Summer Game 2015 is just a few short weeks away, but there's still TONS of points, badges, and prizes yet to be earned! And THIS WEEK we'll be releasing new shop items EVERY DAY! Starting with today's return of the long-awaited Mug and Beans Combo Pack! But there are many new items yet to come, so STAY TUNED ALL WEEK LONG for amazing STUFF!

And you're going to need MORE POINTS to get that stuff, right? So come to TONIGHT'S AADL BOARD MEETING, starting at 7 PM on the 4th Floor of the Downtown Library, and make a public comment at the beginning or the end of the meeting to earn the ABOVE BOARD badge, worth 1000 Points and the SATISFACTION OF TRUE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT!

Plus, stay tuned for our upcoming GAME OVER GALA at the Downtown Library on the last day of SG2015, Monday August 31st, from 6-8 PM. MORE CODES, an amazing chance to swap FRIEND CODES, and delightful REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL! Please join us, and as always.....


Badge Drop #10: Summer Game Gets FRIENDLIER THAN EVER!


Our fabulous new FRIEND CODE FEATURE just dropped a few days ago and already this week’s Summer Game has gotten so FRIENDLY it’s a little bit NUTS. Never before has the comment section seen such a CRAZY assortment of SEEMINGLY RANDOM WORDS AND NUMBERS.

So to match that running theme, here’s a SEEMINGLY RANDOM assortment of AWESOME BADGE AWESOMENESS:

2015 Badge Drop #10

This week we’ve got THREE different Gutsy Girls, THREE ever-more-exciting ARBOR EXPLORER BADGES chock full of RIVETING RIVER ART, and TWO mysterious mystery badges (because ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH) with a massive overload of FAMOUS BEARS, 90’s KID STARS, MAGICAL MAPS and everything else piled on top like a really good plate of BADGE NACHOS.

With only TWO WEEKS LEFT in the Summer Game it’s time to really GET THE LEAD OUT and EXPLORE YOUR LIBRARY like there ain’t no tomorrow!

But we wouldn’t just drop these badges and leave you to it, NO WAY. We’re also excited to announce a veritable TIDAL WAVE of AADL-LOGO COVERED THINGS that will be rolling into the Summer Game shop over the next week. So for those of you stocking up on points like it’s the END TIMES, stay tuned because there are MORE PRIZES on the way!

Until next week, FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, and of course….


What's This? A NEW FEATURE appears: FRIEND CODES!

August, AMIRITE? So sleepy, warm, and humid; everybody's out of town, nothing ever happens. BUT NOT TODAY! From the Secret Software Development Complex buried deep below Summer Game Central comes an AMAZING new feature we think you're gonna love.... FRIEND CODES!!!

BUT WHAT, you ask, IS A FRIEND CODE? Well, we are so GLAD YOU ASKED! You'll now find on your player page a randomly-generated FRIEND CODE. This is unique to each player, and you can re-generate it and get a new random code if you don't like yours. The idea is that you distribute your FRIEND CODE however you'd like; make it into a button, put it on facebook, add it to your comments... that's totally up to you. But when another player REDEEMS your Friend Code by entering it like any other Game Code... they become one of YOUR FOLLOWERS! They get 100 points, and you get 100 points too!

When YOU enter SOMEBODY ELSE'S Friend Code, you become THEIR FOLLOWER, and you get 100 points, and they get 100 points too!

When YOU follow someone WHO FOLLOWS YOU (or vice versa), you become FRIENDS and you each get another 50 point bonus! IT'S AMAZING!

You can view your lists of players you follow, players who follow you, and your friends on your player page, and their names or numbers will show up just like on the leaderboard.... which also means that your player security settings REMAIN IN EFFECT for what shows to whom.

Also, once you have given out your FRIEND CODE, and some other player has REDEEMED IT and become your FIRST FOLLOWER, your FRIEND CODE is locked and can no longer be changed. So make sure you like it before you give it out to anyone!

This feature is HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL and we'll see how it goes; but we hope it is the foundation of lots of WONDERFUL NEW GAMEPLAY in SG SEASONS YET TO COME!

Questions? Bugs? Suggestions? Let's hear it! And here's my friend code to get you started: FELT373! YES! Now I'm like Tom from MySpace. ENJOY and as always....


Badge Drop #9: I-Spy, Canoes and Civic Selfies!

WHEW! This last week involved a WHOLE LOTTA LEGO! Our (little plastic yellow) heads are STILL SPINNING from all of the excitement of yesterday's 10TH ANNUAL LEGO CONTEST!

If you missed it, don't fret — this week you can get deep into the LEGO side of the Summer Game in the comfort of your VERY OWN HOME by taking a close look at your 2015 Summer Reading Game Card for Kids. The brand new I-Spybrary badge will have you rhyming your way through a careful card examination!

Speaking of SPYING, we've got a badge that involves the CIA! Well, OK, in this case CIA ACTUALLY stands for "Canoe Imagine Art" project, NOT the secret spy agency. But you have to admit that's a catchy acronym, right? Beat the heat by Galluping over to the river to see some artwork! Or, if rollin' on (or near) the river isn't quite your thing, you can still get out and about to snap a civic selfie — it's part of the Self Actualization badge!

2015 Badge Drop #9

Does early August heat have you feeling LISTLESS? We have your cure — become a Super, Mega, Giga, Ultra or SUPREME List Master! Or, if that's not really the right way to cool off, we also have FANS! OK, OK, they may not be the breezy kind, but we're willing to bet that they're still pretty cool. Know what else is cool, dawg? Find out through the 90s-lovin' HOT DAWG badge!

Hmmm... what more can we offer? Well, the AUGUST RUSH of NEW SHOP ITEMS is beginning, with TWO amazing new items today:

And next week we're planning a veritable TORRENT of amazing new shop items you've never seen before... so use your points wisely, and for now — stay hot, stay cool and as always...


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