Summer Game 2016 - All Systems Go!

You've been waiting, mostly patiently. You've fretted a bit, sure. You may have bitten your fingernails down to nubs waiting and worrying. But wait no longer...


And when I say HERE, I mean EVERYWHERE! If you look, you'll find great codes both inside and outside every AADL branch, all over the AADL catalog, onstage at TOP OF THE PARK, at events around town, in the parks, in the museums, IN YOUR HEAD! The only question is: Where will you START? Here's a few suggestions:

-Visit every AADL location and collect the copious codes! Malletts Creek, Pittsfield, and Traverwood all have 10 codes hidden around the building, Downtown has 15 codes PLUS every building has a BIG code on the banner outside (all banners are going up as we speak)!

-Revisit everything you've read, watched, and listened to since last September and tag, rate, and review them in the catalog!

-Join the conversation and comment on any post on (including this one)!

-Just sit down and read a book or watch a movie! Remember, you get up to 1000 points a day for every minute/page you read, watch, or listen to! It all counts!

-Try the first round of badges, our GETTING STARTED series!

Getting Started

If you don't have any idea what ANY OF THIS is about, don't worry! Head over to the Get Started page to learn how YOU can join in on the fun and start earning points to spend on AMAZING PRIZES in the Summer Game Shop starting on JULY 8!

And the rest of you? Well, what are you waiting for? GO!


I'm so excited, the library game is one of my favorite things about summer! Only now I am officially worried about getting everything done that I must to do in the next week......

Yay for summer game! The energy in the library is tangible :)

Yes! I've been waiting for this all year! Let's go AADL!

Hooray! I'm so excited to get playing this year!

Wow! I cannot believe that the Summer Game has started! Can't wait!!

Oh, boy! Here we go!

Thanks for doing such a fun program! I know West is closed for the summer-- does that mean no banner at the construction site as well?

YEA! I look forward to this every year. I'm gonna really give it my all this year.

I wait all year for this! Can't wait to get started!!

Hooray, summer game!

Hooray, was worried due to lack of activity on this page and in general not hearing much buzz in the offseason, that maybe it wouldn't come back! But patience paid off, and here we go!

Question: I'm presuming this is the getting started badge drop. Does this mean that there is still a Week 1 Badge Drop coming this evening like in past years? Or is noon the new time for weekly badge drops, and this is it for today?

I love the Summer Game!!


That's right! No codes at the closed branch this year. Next year there will be plenty of codes for your big, beautiful new branch!

Hooray, the 2016 Summer Game has arrived! My friends and I have been counting down to this day all week :) Can't wait to start earning points and badges!


Don't worry! A full badge drop is on the way at the end of the day, just like always! We couldn't take the joy of the BADGE DROP away!


Yay! It's not summer without the Summer Game!!

Woo hoo, summer game! Can't wait for the badge drop!

What exactly is the theme this year? I see that there are animals, but are they taken from something?

The AADL Summer Game of 2016 its happening now, let's get this party started quickly.
There will be lots of fun, adventure, discovery, and learning not be missed! :) :) :)
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

The theme this year is choose your own adventure.

Summer game is the best way to procrastinate cleaning, gardening, errands,...just about any chore you can tiink of!

Welcome back!!!!!

Yay, let's get started!

The Summer Game is Here, The Summer Game is Here, The Summer Game is FINALLY Here - Whoo Hoo!!

I am so happy that the summer reading game started again. I can't wait for the new badges and riddles. Thank you AADL for making this game!!


Summer is finally here...

Hope the Summer Game is fun for everyone.

Out of curiosity, do lists earn points this year?


Welcome back, everyone! (including the hard working behind-the-scenes techies :^)

Super excited! I'm sooo ready for another giga chocolate.

What badge series will there be? Can't wait. My friend code is HARD737

Get your Game On!!

Are you going to get points for creating and putting items into lists? Is there going to be a list badge?

It's going to be a fun summer!

Cool, I'm excited!

Yay for the Summer Game!

What is going on with the Kermit badge?

Great, I am so excited!

Yay I'm third on the leaderboard! I love the summer game!

You are correct! No Banner at West - why send everyone there only to be disappointed it's not open yet!

The Kermit badge may not be completely done - remember the BADGES that go out weekly get dropped at around 6PM - so if it's acting wonky wait to it's officially released!

WE wanted to have the Getting Started badges up when the game started. We'll be dropping more badges tonight around 6PM for the first official Weekly Badge Drop! Thanks for playing!

Sorry no list badges this year!

Yea! Summer Game! I'm afraid I won't have nearly the amount of time in years past to play though. But it's so addicting... must earn all badges...

Quite excited. Have to manage to get to all the branches this year.

Always look forward to the summer game. It's my motivation to visit other branches.

Ahhh so pumped I love the summer game!!

awesome cant wait to see what the ebages we will be earnig look like this year

Yay for summer game!!!

But how do some players already have over 10,000 points????

Can you still get badges from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015?

Ahh, so excited to have Summer Game back again! Looking forward to the summer. :D

@Katharina Geschner

You can still get badges from 2013-2015 Summer Games, but 2011 and 2012 have now been retired. They'll soon be moving off the Badgelist and into the Badge Graveyard.


Thank you andrewjmac. What a bummer. I wanted to complete some more badges

I am working on the Danger on The track badge and I need help figuring out the very first clue. I am hoping that one of you gameres out there can help me with one more clue.
Thanks so much

Yes! It's back. And I'm sooo slow in getting started. More than 100 people have already earned some of those badges.

We have waited what seems like forever for the summer games!! Super EXCITED!!!!

Ready with my AADL bag from last year!! :)

yay!! can't wait for the shop on the eighth!

Summer's begun! Thanks to everyone who puts this together.

Aww, since I only discovered the joy of the Summer Game last year I have been working through all the badge clues for previous years over the winter. Bummed that the time I spent on 2011/2012 has no payoff, but I suppose that's my own fault for not playing sooner! :D

I'm excited to get started. It's too bad the are no list badges though. Oh well.

And speaking of lists, I just looked at my lists and I'm sure a couple good, long ones that I had worked on for my and my children's benefit are missing. Were lists deleted? It's frustrating to put that effort into something and have it disappear.

What is the silliest badge?


I'm so so so excited for the summer games! Super pumped.

RIP my freetime

Love the summer game

Yay! We're back at it again!

I absolutely LOVE the summer game!

@SBNB, I can see the lists I've created when I go to "My Account" and click on the "My Lists" tab. Are they missing from there?

By the way, if you have to get a new library card (e.g. you lose your wallet, maybe just a few months after you got another new card because the previous one was cracked and losing bits), the checkout history gets turned off by default. If you want to earn points for checkouts, make sure you re-enable it!

My family has been waiting for MONTHS for the Summer Games to begin. Can't wait to start earning badges and learning lots of new information.

My family counts down the days till AADL Summer Game. Can't wait for another rousing summer of trivia, scavenging, and participating.

Woohoo! Now summer has started.

Love the summer game. Now I get to do it with my daughter!

Ready set go! Hoping for some more badges that encourage us to explore Ann Arbor and the parks!

Well, the top for are me and my friends,and we collaborate to get all the codes, we've gotten all of the badges so far. Other than that, we went and rated all of our checkout history.

Yay! I've been waiting all year for this :D

Yay! Let the games begin!

Woo Whooooooo!! I'm so excited for the summer game!!

I love the summer game! So much fun!

Summer Game is so-o-o fun! Our family looks forward to it all the rest of the year.


I'm so excited for the summer game to come back!! I'm ready to read, watch, collect codes and more! I can't wait to see what the summer game shop has in store for us this year!

SBNB: did you find your lists? I have never had any disappear, but items have been deleted from my lists. I spent a lot of time -- and I mean a LOT -- over the winter, working on my lists. Especially as the library now keeps most TV series together instead of individually, and I had a lot of lists with TV shows! I hope you found them.

I have enjoyed the summer game the past couple of years. Enjoyed exploring several city parks last year.

The summer game is my favorite thing about summer! Three cheers for the game!!!

So excited that the game is back! Already digging into my history and searching the catalog. Looking forward to upcoming events too. Can't figure out how to enter friends this year, but expect to soon!

I can't wait to get started!

i love it so much