Game Badges

30 Rock & Roll

The fictional misfit comedy artists who run TGS are known for their eccentric characters--now the spotlight's on you to find all 7 codes. First, use the mascot of the head writer's favorite hot-dog-stuffed-with-jack-cheese-and-folded-in-a-pizza to find another beloved feline who loves to eat.

100 point bonus when earned

4 Grams of C12H22O11

The name of this badge is a more technical way to describe what it is all about. To start figuring out what this formula means, look for a movie where you learn what helps the medicine go down.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players shootingstar, KathyD, and gk3!

500 point bonus when earned

A Beep Heard 'Round the World

The Space Race Started with an Ominous Soviet Sphere beeping its way across the sky in October of 1957. Start by finding a DVD in the AADL catalog about this sphere with antennae, and the Mania that resulted; then redeem the game code hidden in that item for your next clue!

100 point bonus when earned

A Challenger Appears

As the Space Race heated up, launches from the US and the USSR became routine, with US rockets even carrying first satellites into space for other nations. But in 1965, a third country entered the Space Age with a launch of their own rocket on November 26, carrying a simple satellite intended to collect information about the launch. The military originally called this satellite A-1, but it's now known by the same name as that country's most famous comic book hero. Find a graphic novel about this scrappy little Gaul in its original language to find out what happened next!

300 point bonus when earned

A Change is Gonna Come

A lady crooner who went Walking After Midnight really helped Country cross over into the mainstream in 1961. Put together the pieces and figure out who wrote a song that was #1 on the Billboard Country Chart in August and #12 on the Billboard Pop Chart in the same month. Once you figure out who this country music icon is, hunt through the catalog for her name, and find some boot-stomping sheet music including one of her hits.

100 point bonus when earned

A Link To The Catalog

The three parts of the Triforce have been hidden somewhere in AADL's Zelda Collection. One is in a CD, one is in a Book, and one is in a Graphic Novel. Can you find all three codes to claim the Triforce and unlock a SECRET POWERUP?

1001 point bonus when earned

A Little Princess

The first of Shirley’s movies to be filmed entirely in Technicolor was  1939’s The Little Princess. Find your first code in the children’s book the movie was loosely based on.

100 point bonus when earned

A New Constellation

The flag carrier of Australia is the oldest continuously operated airline in the world, and it's even operated since its beginning on November 16, 1920 with almost the same name the whole time! Only one word was in the title of this company at its beginning that's not there now. Can you figure out what that word is? Let it lead you to a train DVD in the catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

A Real Drag

Here be dragons! Now it's your turn to find them! For your first code, locate a golden youth book about a saintly slayer of dragons.

100 point bonus when earned

A Tail Dark and Grim

Come close, dear reader, and I will tell you a tale, dark and grim. A tale of ghostly sounds, spooky shadows, and one of the most ominous animals of myth and legend: The Black Dog. Anyone who sees a black dog while, say, strolling through the cemetery alone at night ("That sounds like a great idea!" said no one, ever) can bet that their luck will turn for the worse. But with different myths from countless places, it's tough to tell who has it right! One legend from Devon, England revolves around the "yeth hound," a ghostly black dog believed to be the spooky spirit of an unbaptized child. Yikes! Find a picture in Old News of some orthodox twins, whose protective parents weren't taking any chances! Their last name is your code.

100 point bonus when earned

A Tiny Bit Weird

WEIRD is the WORD this week as WEIRD STUFF ADVENTURE starts off not too WEIRD and not too HARD! But it will get weirder… and more challenging… as the summer continues! Start by looking for something WEIRD about SCIENCE in the Graphic Novels! You shouldn't have to look too hard… for now!

500 point bonus when earned

AA Police Badger #1

This is Ann Arbor’s longest serving police chief, heading up the department for 17 years. Find the beloved chief and the code he has with him.

150 point bonus when earned

AA Police Badger #2

When the AAPD bought their first patrol car, only two of the officers on the force even knew how to drive. This Studebaker drove the streets of Ann Arbor and made sure nobody was speeding downtown: keep it under 10 mph!

150 point bonus when earned

AA Police Badger #3

For most of the 20th century, a cop on the beat could always find a friendly face and a great sandwich at Drake’s, and most of them signed in at the guest book. Who was the first AAPD officer to add his name?

150 point bonus when earned

AA Police Badger #4

The first department motorcycle was purchased in 1940 and soon they had a whole fleet of them. Hop in the sidecar and cruise around the site until you find a code.

150 point bonus when earned

AA Police Badger #5

Bootleggers in Ann Arbor! Prohibition was sure an exciting time to be a police officer. Keep your eyes peeled for jugs full of moonshine!

150 point bonus when earned

AA Streets Sweeper #1

I need some supplies! I can’t find them downtown, but I bet some part of town has what I need. Maybe I’ll head up to Detroit…not the city though, the Detroit in Ann Arbor. Visit the glass panel on the street and the online version to find both codes!

100 point bonus when earned

AA Streets Sweeper #2

Main Street has been a place for shopping since before it was paved. Try not to get any mud on your new clothes. And watch out for the streetcar! Visit the glass panel on the street and the online version to find both codes!

100 point bonus when earned

AA Streets Sweeper #3

Courthouse Square holds a lot of history! See if you can find the panel with the codes on it and learn something along the way. Visit the glass panel on the street and the online version to find both codes!

100 point bonus when earned

AA Streets Sweeper #4

There’s still banking going on in this row of buildings. Find these buildings on Main Street to learn more about why they were built. Visit the glass panel on the street and the online version to find both codes!

100 point bonus when earned

AA Streets Sweeper #5

What is going on here? What are those guys doing up on those poles? What is this an ad for? Take a look around Washington and Ashley to figure it out. Visit the glass panel on the street and the online version to find both codes!

100 point bonus when earned

AADL in the Wild

You know one of the best things about coming to the library? Leaving again with an armload of stuff! We want you to show us where all that stuff is going. Take a picture of lawn games on the Diag, a theremin in the park, or just you reading a book at your house and send it to us! Just put your picture on Twitter or Instagram, hashtag it #AADLInTheWild and we'll send a code your way! We're @aadl on Twitter and @aadlgram on Instagram! Let us know what that library stuff gets up to when it walks out the doors!

250 point bonus when earned

AADL Shelfies

We know you're stopping into the library all summer long collecting those codes and checking things out. Why not show your love for the library by taking a picture of yourself while you're there? Perusing the stacks, going to events, or checking out items: whatever it is you're doing at AADL, show it to us! Just put your picture on Twitter or Instagram and let us know, hashtag it #AADLShelfies and we'll send a code your way! We're @aadl on Twitter and @aadlgram on Instagram! Let's see what you're up to at AADL this summer!

250 point bonus when earned

Aamazing Aardvarks

This badge is all about the aardvark. Aardvarks might not look like much, but if you can make it past those strange noses, you just might be surprised. Native to Africa, the aardvark gets its name from the Afrikaans word “erdvark”. Search for the English translation in the catalog and find your code in a children’s CD that could fill up a zoo!

100 point bonus when earned

Across the Multiverse

Physicists and storytellers tell us that there are more universes than our own. To get started, find a work of fabulous fiction that reveals some deep secrets about the multiverse -- from Ayewards to Naywards, with the Koryfonic Empire across the middle.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player ZackTheCardshark!

100 point bonus when earned

Adorbs Baby Animals

Let's move on to the SQUEE! part of this badge series. Squee! is the squealing sound a person makes at the sight of adorable, fuzzy, big-eyed, tiny or otherwise cute overload induced screams over baby animals, small primates, big-eyed turtles, or inter-species animal love. OMG you want to squish them! Get ready to squee when you find your first code in a book about new animals born in zoos - based on a popular website!

100 point bonus when earned

Alice & WonderStars in DagoEndor!

Found the Alice in Wonderland and Star Wars terrarium, you did! If you missed the workshop be sure to pick-up a handout that tells you how to make your own terrarium!

300 point bonus when earned

All About Eyes

Come to all three AADL events about the science of sight: Periscopes, Light Lab, and Glow Lab!

1500 point bonus when earned

All in the Nightshade Family

Welcome to the Solanaceae, aka nightshade, family! This group of plants can do many different things--they can heal, nourish, or poison people! First we’ll meet a particularly dangerous member of the family, “deadly nightshade.” Livia, the wife of Rome’s first emperor, is rumored to have used deadly nightshade to poison her enemies. Find out this emperor’s name and search the catalog for a book about his life to uncover your first code!

100 point bonus when earned

Allura's Arusian Avenger

From days ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Allura's Arusian Avenger! Start by finding a new graphic novel about this famous Defender of the Universe formed from five giant robot cats!

500 point bonus when earned

ALmost Weird

You can't think about weird without thinking about this guy. Find his greatest hits in the catalog to get started on this 5-code badge, with a HIDDEN BONUS!

500 point bonus when earned

Amazing Acronyms

Acronyms are used all the time in the English language. Sometimes one must answer FAQs. YOLO, so get started on this badge ASAP. Radar, lasers, and scuba are so commonly used, we seem to have forgotten they’re actually acronyms! But, though acronyms are meant to be a convenient, memorable way of remembering longer phrases, sometimes something else gets used more than the acronym. For example, the big health insurance reform of 2010. Though it came ready-made with a convenient five-letter, two-syllable acronym, “Obamacare” is the vastly more popular name for it. Still, the acronym is used occasionally. Find the acronym in a graphic novel (no kidding!) in the catalog to get started.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player ZackTheCardshark!

100 point bonus when earned

Ambassador Black

The later 1940’s would turn out to be the end of Shirley’s professional movie career. One of her last well known films also starred Cary Grant. Find your first code in the DVD of this 1947 screwball comedy about a teenage infatuation.

100 point bonus when earned

Amigurumi Glee

This badge will explore the weird, totally kawaii world of Japanese crafts! Let's start with amigurumi - which is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting adorable creatures, sweet things and anthropomorphized items. They aren't easy to make, but there are lots of books, tutorials and classes (AADL teaches them!) to learn how. Find your first adorable code hidden in a book of patterns for making a whole box of cute amigurumi!

100 point bonus when earned

Amphiprion Percula

One final fish, captain, and ship; can you go the distance?

500 point bonus when earned

Amuro's Amazing Armada

The most famous of all Universal Century Mobile Suits, Amuro's Amazing Armada has 3 pieces hidden in the catalog!

500 point bonus when earned

Anansi & the Tricksters

Some of the best stories are about tricksters who outsmart bigger foes and hilarity often ensues. To earn an Anansi & the Tricksters badge, start by finding a story about a smart rabbit in a book by the king of trickster tales who has strong Detroit roots.

500 point bonus when earned

And Not a Creature Knew It

What can be more topsy-turvy than two babies that are so hard to tell apart? Why, if you switched their red and green hats, you'd have no way of knowing who's in the lead each lap! Use your opera knowledge to help find the red and green capped babies in the catalog, then look for a Music Score, a CD, and DVD from the Savoy Opera about boats and mixed-up babies.

500 point bonus when earned

Angry Birds 2014

In order to get this badge, you need to come out to our Life-Sized Angry Birds event Monday, 7/28 at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Building. Slingshot birdies through the air and get those piggies! Make Angry Birds crafts and take part in all SORTS of other Angry Birds activities!

300 point bonus when earned

Angry Birds Everywhere!

The game Angry Birds has taken the world by storm (or pigs, whichever), and its themed versions keep expanding. Follow the clues to find codes that inspired four special editions, starting with one that has a level for every time of the year! Start with finding a DVD where the same "science guy" who taught you about slingshots tells you about the changing weather throughout the year.

100 point bonus when earned

Ann Arbor Film Buff

Let's go to the movies! Ann Arbor has been saving up their gold for the silver screen for over a century. Find the Founder of Ann Arbor cinema, spot the chandelier that hung over the first Ann Arbor Film Festival, be a good Observer to track down the first film shown in town, and locate the AA Street where a student riot happened in a theater in 1908.

400 point bonus when earned

Another Froggy Evening

Who is that frog? And why will he only perform for the person who found him? And why is he suddenly a network spokesman? Look for this short in the catalog to find out!

500 point bonus when earned

Apps in Space

On February 25th, 2013, a rocket launched from India carrying a very new type of tiny satellite. Developed by a joint UK team from the SSC and SSTL, this currently-orbiting probe brings into sharp focus how far technology has come since the Beep heard 'round the World. To find out more, start by figuring out what the two S's in SSC and SSTL both stand for, and look for those two words in a book in the AADL Catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Arch Madness

Time to test your marksmanship with this badge about a celestial archer. And not just any guy who can shoot a bow, but the constellation that actually means "archer". Give it a shot and see if you can find this constellation in the catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Art of the Fae

Lovers of art have no doubt fallen under the spell of a lovely piece of fairy art or two. Find a book about the era named for a particular British queen when fairy painting thrived.

500 point bonus when earned

Art to Art

Did you know you can check out art prints from AADL? Earn this badge by following the clues through the Art Print collection, starting with a code hidden in another painting by the creator of "The Kiss".

500 point bonus when earned

Aslan

The lordly lion pictured and named on this badge is from movie (from a book) about himself, a hag, and a closet. Find that in the catalog for your first code.

100 point bonus when earned

Astronauts & Astral Planes

Kids Read Comics is coming up, and I am excited! There will be all sorts of comics writers and artists there, giving all sorts of presentations. I'm pretty interested in hearing about writing comics, especially non-traditional narrative formats. One comics author who is coming has written a graphic novel about a mansion that is haunted, but it is one where you get to pick the story. How do you even start to write something like that?

500 point bonus when earned

Asuka's Angsty Ally

Young Asuka has high expectations for herself, but her giant robot is in pieces! Start with the Platinum Head. Then you are (not) alone in looking for the arms, and you can (not) advance without the legs; finally explore the idea of robot angst to find the Entry Plug.

500 point bonus when earned

Athlete's Foot

Olympic feats wouldn't be possible without Olympic feet, so let's talk a bit about those feet and what Olympians put them in. For starters, Jesse Owens accomplished a lot of things at the 1936 Olympics, so many that he proved himself to be the real superman in Berlin. One thing he did that doesn't get talked about much was being the first to African-American to be sponsored by a company. Figure out the shoes that were on his feet and find them in the catalog.

550 point bonus when earned

Audubon Room

Let's explore the Audubon Room, a special room you may not have explored before within Hatcher Graduate Library (1st Floor North, Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 South University Avenue) Sunday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM / Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM / Wednesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM / Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM / Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM / Saturday1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1. The pages are turned once a week and the illustrations in this giant of a book are as scientifically accurate as they are beautiful. Seek out this tome in the U-M Library’s Audubon Room, named after this book’s author, in the Hatcher Graduate Library. This book was the first purchase of the U-M Library, what is it’s title?

2. There’s one more thing you’ll need to know in order to earn this badge. Type in the latin name (species and genus) listed for the birds in the featured (open) pages in this book.

350 point bonus when earned

Aughts-through-Twenty

This badge covers two decades in one — we’ll be working through popular music in the years 1900-1920. To kick things off, let’s begin in 1900. Find out what city built Symphony Hall that year, then find a CD in our collection that was recorded in that same hall.

100 point bonus when earned

Backwards in the Backwoods

To find this most commonly sighted cryptozoological animal we will use the most commonplace of ciphers. Transposition ciphers involve rearranging the letters in a message to conceal it. But often they are easy to crack because of this. We'll start our encrypted cryptids with a simple transposition cipher, reversing the order of the letters. See if you can find the reverse of this in the catalog: TOOFGIB

100 point bonus when earned

Bacon Me Crazy

Bacon has certainly gotten its share of fame in the last few years. But who can really blame folks for getting super psyched about this sizzling treat? This badge will take you through some bacon basics! Like it or not, bacon comes from a specific animal. Find a DVD that has the classic story of three little ones, plus the story of three other critters, too.

100 point bonus when earned

Badge Badge

“BADGES? WE AIN’T GOT NO BADGES!” To start off getting this badge--the Badge Badge--figure out the movie from which this famous quote is taken and find the screenplay of the movie in the AADL catalog.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player sara!

100 point bonus when earned

Badge Things Happen

A local author has recently released a sequel to his hit mystery, set in Ann Arbor. Find it in the AADL catalog and enter the code... before Badge Things Happen!

100 point bonus when earned

Badge-rs

This may be your first badge, or maybe you're a Summer Game veteran, but do you have what it takes to be a badge-r?! Maybe you're sweet like the honey badger or smelly like the stink badger, but either way you'll have to show your searching prowess to win this one! For your first clue, find a region of the U.S. with a strong connection to this weasel-like animal. Choose wisely: there are 50 in all.

100 point bonus when earned

Bandleaders to Bluegrass

The 1940s were a busy time in American popular music. New styles were being recognized and performance and recording technology was changing, too. Let's start our journey through this decade right here in Michigan.

In 1942, Glenn Miller topped the charts with a hit featuring a Michigan city. Once you figure out the name of the city, hunt through the catalog to find a graphic novel based in that same place.

150 point bonus when earned

Barton Nature Area

There are multiple entrances to Barton Nature Area, so you'll want to be sure you're starting in the right spot! Start at the small parking lot at the southeast end of the park, immediately adjacent to W. Huron River Drive. It'll be helpful if you check out (and/or print) [this map before you go.

1. Starting your exploration, you need to be aware of some rules & regulations. For example, do not park in the handicap spot (unless properly permitted), or you'll be fined! Your first code is the amount of the fine excluding the decimal and cents.

2. Before crossing the footbridge, look for a small plaque on the bridge that lists the maximum load limit. Your next code is the weight, including unit of measure, as listed on the plaque.

3. Take a moment to admire the view from the bridge. Your code is the name of the waterbody you are crossing, which runs along the western boundary of the park. Need a hint? Just remember the name of the road you turned off of to enter the park.

4. One more sign sits on the other side of the bridge, and reminds us to "_____ ALL PETS" for the safety and well-being of the nature area's residents.

Now, you'll leave the signs behind for a while. Time to dig out the binoculars and field guides and start discovering on your own. Few man-made features will be encountered, only a bench or birdhouse, here and there. Stay right at the first fork in the trail, keeping on the woodchip portion. You'll walk about 10 minutes, at which you'll start to hear a low, rumbling noise (not the highway noise). Not too long after hearing that sound, you'll come to a larger footbridge.

5. Check the load limit here for your next code. Again, enter in both the number and the abbreviation for the unit of measurement

Enjoy the view from this bridge. The view downstream is particularly nice. Looking upstream, you'll see Barton Dam. The impoundment behind it, Barton Pond, supplies 85% of Ann Arbor's drinking water.

6. You're almost done! Head up the stairs or the steep hill and follow the crest of the hill to the left along the pond. You'll see a sign in front of a large dock. It says BARTON PARK _______ _______.

Those last two words of the name on the sign are your last game code. Hurrah! You're all done with your official badge earning duties!

However, if you wish to explore more, the gravel trail on the west side of the river takes you to either the other parking lot (left fork), or to the dam and Barton Pond (right fork).

On the return trip, look for the path that starts next to the bridge, following the river - it's longer and has more side trails to explore, but it takes you back to the first intersection you encountered at the start of the trip.

300 point bonus when earned

Bashful Biblical Beasts

Time to reach all the way back to the Old Testament to find some truly ancient cryptids. As long as we are looking for animals in the Hebrew Bible, let's use a cipher that originated with the Hebrew alphabet (relax, we'll use a version in English). First, find the name of this Hebrew substitution cipher and enter it as your first code!

100 point bonus when earned

Beatrix's Bunnies

Hop to it with the first badge in this bunnylicious series of hare raising clues and trivia about the popular, and memorable rabbits in literature and pop-culture. If you have visited the Downtown Library lately (and if you haven’t WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Codes! lots of codes!) you have seen the lovely Beatrix Potter display in the Youth Department. Beatrix Potter’s first book was published in 1902. This collection was about the mischievous little rabbit in the blue velvet coat who sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden. Find your first code hidden in a book that features letters between this rabbit and other fairy tale characters.

100 point bonus when earned

Believe It

In 1928, two brothers founded an airline that was initially called Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airways. While this small airline would be bought out, the two brothers went on to found another airline that was much better known by their last name, although it is now almost entirely forgotten. For your first code, look for a book on CD about the younger brother's revolutionary namesake, as told by his horse!

100 point bonus when earned

Beloved Bunny Tale

Published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit, is a beloved classic about a stuffed toy rabbit desperate to become “real” due to the deep love and devotion of her owner. It was the book’s author, Margery Williams, first book. Find your first code in the Youth Book on CD/audiobook of this classic story.

100 point bonus when earned

Bento, Bubble Tea & Onigiri

The bento box is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Many Japanese make an art of preparing a bento, which can be incredibly detailed, elaborate and often kawaii. "Kyaraben" or “character bento” inspired by movies, TV shows, video games and other characters are popular. Find your first code in a book that will teach you how to make your own bento with adorable face appeal.

100 point bonus when earned

Bewitching, Bettering Bats

Bats are one of the most misunderstood and maligned animals in the world. Bats are the only mammal capable of sustained flying. Unfortunately being associated with dracula hasn’t really helped their reputation either. There is only one type of bat that actually feeds on blood. Find your first code in a book about these bats and other blood-feeding creatures.

100 point bonus when earned

Bio-Athlete

Though Olympians are best known for their athletic feats, several have taken the time to write autobiographies. You'll have to find five of these memoirs in the catalog to earn your badge. Begin your search by tracking down the youngest member of the famous 1996 American Women's Gymnastics Team.

Special thanks to Summer Game player Emily for this badge design!

518 point bonus when earned

Bird Hills

Welcome to Bird Hills, the city's largest park! For this badge, you’ll need some good walking shoes and a good amount of time — the trails in this park involve significant hills and are not stroller-friendly, unlike many other Ann Arbor parks. You may even break a sweat! You’ll want to print out the current brochure for the park. This badge relies more on you following that map and identifying features on it as you make your way through than it does on in-park signage.

To get started, park in the lot off Newport Road (if construction makes this difficult, or if you prefer, you can start at the Bird Road entrance). Take a short walk back up the entrance drive to the informational kiosk along Newport Road. The panels summarize the history of the park and have pictures of what the area used to look like. You'll be visiting some of the features shown, but much has changed in the last 200 years...

The previous owner, Henry Graves, initially planned to develop and subdivide the land into smaller parcels. The University of Michigan Dean of Forestry was involved in the planning process— enter his name from the "Past & Present" panel for your first code.

Next, look for the picture of a rocky-sounding road taken in 1928 on this same panel and enter the name for your second code.

You will be traveling a section of that road on this hike, which will take you through the heart of Bird Hills. NOTE: for some of the features, two numbers will be given: the first corresponds to map numbers on the kiosk (and in older park brochures), and the second to those in the current brochure.

Take the trail that starts behind the kiosk. You'll pass some townhouses on the left, then climb a small rise and descends to a four-way intersection. Go straight, up and over another rise to the next intersection (a log bench will be on your left). Continue straight, and you'll start the climb to the top of a ridge. The trail levels off just before coming to an intersection, with another log bench on your right. Take a left here, and go straight where a trail enters from the right (you'll be returning on that trail). The trail is mostly level for a while, then it will take a small dip. Just past this, look for an extraordinarily short side trail to the right (just a few feet!) leading to one of the named features (6/7). Enter its colorful name for your next code.

A short distance past this, look for a side trail to the left, leading to a very distinct tree (5/6). Its name is your fourth code.

Return to the main trail and you'll begin the descent to Bird Road. Look for the short section of concrete tracks, the last remnants of the farm road (aka what you entered for your second code) constructed more than a century ago. Keep descending until you come to a narrower trail entering on the right. The main trail continues straight to Bird Road, but you'll take this new trail back towards Newport Road. This trail (-/7) is named in honor of a former Ann Arbor Parks Commissioner; enter his name for your next code.

The trail starts fairly level and makes a wide right turn shortly after leaving the intersection. There are views of the Huron River, down and to the left, from this section of the trail. Soon, however, the trail starts climbing, with many twists and turns along the way. While walking this stretch, look for the two species of trees described in the brochure that are near the northern limit of their ranges. Both have distinctive leaves, but only one was once used to make refreshing drinks. Enter the name of the park feature (9/9) for your final code.

One last pitch gets you back to the top of the ridge. Hang a left, then a right (you might want to stop at the log bench for a breather and to rehydrate) to get on the trail back to Newport Road.

400 point bonus when earned

Bluth Bonanza

This year, the Bluth family returned to the screen after a seven year hiatus--now fans are wondering if there's hope of another installment; find the family in the catalog to help them reunite again! The youngest Bluth boy shares his name with an 80s singer-songwriter--find some of his work in the catalog and you're on your way to having the best family reunion ever.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players Emily and Caroline!

100 point bonus when earned

Boneheaded

Everybody loves Bone! It's the best adventure-comedy-fantasy-coming-of-age comic out there! To begin your journey through Bone, find a documentary about the author of Bone and the story of making the comic.

500 point bonus when earned

Book Biter

Purchase the Common Classic Summer Reading Button #13: AAPL Reading Rattler to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Bork's Biggest Bully

That's one Big, Bad, Giant Robot! Why is he terrorizing those three?

500 point bonus when earned

Botany Master

Earn all of the badges in the Bizarre Botany Series to learn about peculiar plants and become a Botany Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Bountiful Berry Days

Summertime is the time of bountiful fruit in all of its colors and shapes. Berries are a summer favorite, but, most of what we call “berries” aren’t true berries (scientifically speaking). In Michigan berry-picking is a popular past time - and we usually think of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries when we think about berry-picking. Figure out which of the above fruits is a true, botanical berry and find your first code in a youth picture about a young girl picking them in Maine.

100 point bonus when earned

Branch Explorer

Find and enter the Building Code at each of AADL's 5 locations!

Branch Explorer

Find and enter the Building Code at each of AADL's 5 locations!

1000 point bonus when earned

Branch Explorer

Find and enter the Building Code at each of AADL's 5 locations!

1000 point bonus when earned

Branch Explorer

Find and enter the Building Code at each of AADL's 5 locations!

1000 point bonus when earned

Brave Bumpkin Bunny

This week’s bunny is a brave, country bunny. Her tale was published in 1939 and it’s a beloved classic. Find your first code in the 75th Anniversary version of The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

100 point bonus when earned

Breakfast of Champions

Gold medals are one thing, but once upon a time the true measure of a great athlete was whether they were on a cereal box. And not just any cereal box, but that one orange box. Start by following the name of this badge to your first code.

510 point bonus when earned

Bunny Hop Master

Earn all of the badges in the Bunny Hop Series to learn about the rarest rabbits and become a Bunny Hop Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Buzzy Busy Bees

Honeybees are so sweet, pollinating plants that grow our foods and making delicious honey for us. Let’s give these hardworking girls a break with some fun in the summer game! Just like the efficient, space-saving design of a honeycomb, this yummy badge has six sides. Find the first in a book with the honeybees’ scientific name.

500 point bonus when earned

CAG Superfan

Attend the live recording of Jerzy Drozd's COMICS ARE GREAT! Saturday June 21st at 3:30 PM at the Downtown Library.

1000 point bonus when earned

Caldecotters in our Midst

A local author recently won the Caldecott Medal for her book about a sick zookeeper. Find the book and the code in the AADL catalog and enter it to win this badge!

100 point bonus when earned

Carroll's Cat

For your first kitty clue, identify the dashing striped cat with the slightly creepy smile pictured on this badge. The title of the badge should help you a bit. Once you figure out what story this feline's from, look for the original (1950s) Disney movie version of this tale.

100 point bonus when earned

Carry On, Carrion

Alas, the Bizarre Botany Series is finally coming to a close. So long, oh, strangest of seedlings. Farewell most peculiar of plants. And who better to celebrate The End (dun dun DUN) than a series of plants that have a close and personal relationship with The End (dun dun DUN). Carrion flowers may seem morbid, but really, they're just as colorful and fantastical as any other plant. Their only real problem is...the smell. These flowers give off quite the stink, and if you can figure out what they smell like (maybe by looking at the other name "carrion flowers" go by) you can find your first code in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Cartoon Presidents in Trouble

Find the codes on three Graphic Novels in the AADL catalog about US Presidents who were (or almost were) assassinated.

1240 point bonus when earned

Cartoon Revue Master

Earn all of the badges in the Cartoon Revue series to become a Cartoon Revue Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Cat in the Hat

Start by finding a biography about the author who wrote "Cat in the Hat" and many others

100 point bonus when earned

Cat-a-log Master

Earn all of the badges in the Searching the Cat-a-log series to become a Cat-a-log Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Cephalopodalooza

First let’s be clear: some of us have loved cephalopods since WAY before it was cool - who knew animals could be hip too? Most people know the creatures in this group, but may not know them all. Let’s start with the one that’s the trendiest and known for its smarts and shape-shifting ways. Find your first cephalopod in a youth book about this gentle, eight-armed ocean animal - his lack of a skeleton makes it easy for him to squeeze into tight spaces.

100 point bonus when earned

Certified Gundam Newtype

You're going to have to think like a Newtype to find 4 codes scattered across AADL's Gundam Collection. Look for a code in 2 DVDs, 1 CD, and 1 Graphic Novel.

1000 point bonus when earned

Checkout Historian

Activate your Checkout History (if it's not already activated) and check out at least 1 item!

Checkout Historian

Activate your Checkout History (if it's not already activated) and check out at least 1 item!

Checkout Historian

Activate your Checkout History (if it's not already activated) and check out at least 1 item!

100 point bonus when earned

Checkout Historian

Activate your Checkout History (if it's not already activated) and check out at least 1 item!

100 point bonus when earned

CLAMP Manga Extravaganza

Oh the beauty of cherry blossoms in spring! However, this little girl has more on her mind than to simply view them. With the help of Cerberus, her mentor (who happens to look like a stuffed animal), and Tomoyo, her best friend (who happens to want her to wear different outfits for every adventure), she has to undo her accidental release of some magical cards. Wait, CARDS?!!!

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player Bookbird!

100 point bonus when earned

Clark Library Exhibits

For this badge, you'll venture to the Clark Library, located inside Hatcher Graduate Library (2nd Floor South, Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 South University Avenue), and explore its exhibits and maps.

1. Start at the desk with the globes behind it. Explore the large, curved glass case behind you, celebrating Ann Arbor’s contribution to World War II.

Find the poster promoting knitting that’s a play on words referring to a US military base. Which base is it? Spell the name out with no spaces.

2. Start at the desk with the globes behind it. Head to the long row of cases on your left with maps of Ann Arbor. Find the map called “Down in Ann Arbor Town.” What furry friend sits between ASK and THE?

3. Start at the desk with the globes behind it. Head to the long row of cases on your left with maps of Ann Arbor. Go to the maps above the last case, furthest from the globes. Explore the maps there about buses. How many bus lines did Ann Arbor have in 1976? Spell the number out.

400 point bonus when earned

Codex Torso Bear

Purchase the Very Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #17: AAPL Reading Teddy to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Collect Shirley

Shirley was so popular that starting in the 30s there were many different Shirley Temple dolls, and other collectibles were really popular. One of the popular items made with Shirley's likeness was a set of cobalt blue bowl, mug and pitcher. Figure out what cereal company released this set and find your first code in a CD by an act who doesn’t like their Wheaties.

100 point bonus when earned

Comics Creator

Feeling inspired to make your own comics after KRC? Follow the clues to discover some things to help you along the way. The author pictured here (in cartoon form) is well known for his books on the art of comics. Though he does have a book focused on making comics, he has another 1993 book with LOTS of helpful information for both comics lovers and creators. Find that second book in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Condescending Wonka

I see you're really good at badges - you must be having a wild and crazy summer then! Condescending Wonka is judging how much time you spend playing the summer game - but we don't! Put on your NorthFace jacket and let's have an adventure: find your first code hidden in a book that only this wonka would like - this lady's a little bitter...

500 point bonus when earned

Constellation Master

Get stars in your eyes by earning all of the badges in the Constellation Consternation Series and become a Constellation Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Contributor's Trifecta

Add at least 1 tag, 1 rating, and 1 review to any items in the AADL catalog

Contributor's Trifecta

Add at least 1 tag, 1 rating, and 1 review to any items in the AADL catalog

Contributor's Trifecta

Add at least 1 tag, 1 rating, and 1 review to any items in the AADL catalog

100 point bonus when earned

Contributor's Trifecta

Add at least 1 tag, 1 rating, and 1 review to any items in the AADL catalog

100 point bonus when earned

Copper

This Disney dog shares his name with a metal. Good thing, however, that he's not made of copper (that's not good for dog health). There's a very famous lady, however, who IS made of copper and resides in New York Harbor. Find a DVD about her country of origin (and titled with its name) to get another clue!

100 point bonus when earned

County Farm Park

County Farm Park is located at the southwest corner of Washtenaw Ave. and Platt Rd. just behind the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center. There are two entrances- one off of Platt Rd. and one off of Medford Rd. We will begin at the main entrance off of Platt Road. The trails include paved, gravel, and wood chipped surfaces. There is an incline on one portion that may be a challenge with a stroller or a wheelchair. Dogs and bikes are not permissible on some portions of this park explorer badge.

You trip through the park will take you on parts of 3 different trails. There are trail maps and markers to guide you, or you can use the map here. Notice that your present location is at the top of the trail marker, and the colored arrows at the bottom point you to the next marker(s).

Park you car and walk under the red arch that says “County Farm Park” and then walk up the path to the farm-themed playground. Once there, look for the “river” running through the playground. Count the number of fish that are swimming around the rocks. That number is your next code.

Right next to the playground is the Discovery Garden. This is an accessible garden with raised beds of various heights to accommodate gardeners in wheelchairs and those with special needs. Walk around the beds until you find #26. The word carved on the sign is your next code. (Make sure you see the bronze pigs fenced in next to the garden shed before you move on.)

Walk up the hill from the gardens to the paved trail that leads you through the community gardens. This is part of the 1.4 mile exercise trail (green on the map.) You are at exercise station #1. Be sure to stop at the sign telling you about the Gardens in County Farm Park. Follow the green arrow until you come to exercise station #3 – it’s a ways down and just before you approach it you will see green marker 10 and a garbage can on your right – exercise station #3 is up ahead on your right. The name of this exercise is your next code.

The trail forks at exercise station #3. Leave the paved path, and take the gravel trail to the left. This will take you through Fox Hollow Prairie and into Britton Woods - once you enter the woods you will be on the Nature Trail instead of the Exercise Trail. When you reach exercise station #4, branch right and then immediately left. You will be on a bark-chip path (black dots on the map.) Be on the lookout for a bench in the woods. Your next code is the person’s full name that completes the sign: “In loving memory of ___________________.” [Note: If you passed the water tower, you were on the wrong nature trail. You want to go from marker 12 to marker 14 on the red trail]

Continue along the path until you come out at the lovely, red, Medford Pavilion. You will head back on the path that leads directly off the parking lot - to your left when the Pavilion is to your right. (Look at the posted map before you continue. You will be taking the blue trail to marker 7, then using the dotted brown connector trail to get to the yellow trail.) Locate the sign that lists the “park rules” and says “welcome to County Farm Park” - continue on that path. You know you are on the right path when you pass a dog waste station, and see a green marker ahead. Follow the blue arrow to marker 7. At marker 7, follow the blue arrow towards marker 10. You will not go all the way to marker 10. Travel along the trail until you reach marker 8. (It’s a blue-capped post with a yellow arrow pointing towards marker 8). Take the grassy path to your right – where the arrow points.

You will eventually come out at a gravel path. Turn left and follow the trail for a while to the yellow arrow/marker 9 (the perennial garden.) Your final code is located at the highest portion of the perennial garden. Climb into the garden and look for the metal labels on the railroad ties – your next code will be on one of these signs. Walk around the tall grasses at the top to find out what type of iris is planted there. This adjective is your next code.

That’s the last clue. You are now at the pavilion area right near the playground where you started. There are bathrooms at the pavilion too! Go play some more, or walk down some of the other trails. There is a lot more to explore!

500 point bonus when earned

Cover Image Avenger

Find an incorrect cover image in the AADL catalog, and report it via contact us! Missing covers don't count!

1000 point bonus when earned

Cranes Stick Their Neck Out For You

Purchase the Amazingly Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #21: AAPL Take Flight... Read to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Crash of the Titans

On October 15, 1997, an Internationally-engineered craft was launched from Cape Canaveral on a 7-year journey towards Saturn. The mission included a probe named for the French-Italian Astronomer who first spotted 4 Moons of Saturn, and a lander named for a Dutch Astronomer who studied Saturn's rings and its largest moon, Titan. Start by looking for these two guys in the AADL catalog for your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection has been remastering and releasing important film for a long time, but it's been the era of the DVD and the Bluray that has launched them into the mainstream. They made their name on 90s indie films (Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith, and Noah Baumbach all have films in the collection) and foreign film classics from around the world. Let's start off with this classic New York City set film that tells one of the 8 million stories from the City, it would later inspire a TV series of the same name.

100 point bonus when earned

Crocotta Industry

Okay cryptid cryptographers, to get to the bottom of this one you might need to get serious and roll up your sleev..uh, toga...fold…things. We're taking it back to Roman times with both an ancient cryptid, the crocotta, and an ancient code. First you have to find the code to find the code. Huh? Just see if you can find the guy for whom this week's cipher is named--a cipher where you shift letters three places to encode your text.

100 point bonus when earned

Cryptography Master

Decrypt all the cryptic critters to earn all of the badges in the Cryptid Cryptography Series and become a Cryptography Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Cupcake Crush

Hey there, cupcake! In addition to being a term of endearment, these diminutive desserts have become pop-culture darlings over the past 5-10 years. There's no doubt they're delicious, but some wonder how long their moment can last. Will there eventually be a sugar crash? Maybe, but for now, let's chow down! To get started, find your first code in a book that tells the tale of a cupcake-loving feline… but tells it en Espanol.

100 point bonus when earned

Cyclopedia

Myths are full of one-eyed beasts and gods. Start your exploration of one-eyed jacks with the most famous cyclops, Polyphemus. But instead of the giant himself, look for a movie with a character based on him. The actor who played him once voiced a blue monster who hung out with another one-eyed guy.

100 point bonus when earned

Dalmatians 101

Dalmatians are best known for their black- or liver-spotted coats -- but did you know that you can also rearrange the letters in "Dalmatian coats" to find out where many people believe these dogs originated? If you want to go there, you should definitely check out this book.

50 point bonus when earned

Death Worms by the Numbers

That's right, death worms. And we're going to use a particular kind of keyword code to track those elusive little slitherers down. See, sometimes you don't need to replace all of the letters in the alphabet with something else because you've only got one specific thing you are trying to hide. Salesmen in days of yore would only encode their prices so no one listening in could figure what they were charging. The most famous example of this is MAKE PROFIT, where M=1, A=2, K=3, all the way up to T=0. But we're not salesmen, we're death worm hunters, so we'll use DEATH WORMS as our keyword instead. And we don't have many prices at the library, so we'll use those other numbers we have: call numbers. First off, let's track down the region of the world where these death worms are (rarely) found. The call number for books about this place would be represented by MHD.OA

100 point bonus when earned

Detroit Map Resources Guide

In this badge, you'll be exploring online, delving into some Detroit History...

1. From fire insurance to maps historically correct in every point of detail, this guide will serve to help you navigate your way through Detroit’s history. Find the Historic Maps tab and search for the link to “Historical Maps of Detroit.” Click on the link to find out who created the map in 1830 named “Plat of the City of Detroit as laid out by the Gov. and Judges.”

2. Aerial photos, or photos taken from a plane, can be used to make topographic maps, for land-use planning, or environmental studies. What set of photos provides a birds-eye view of Motor City’s skyline starting in 2003?

3. When “Getting Started” with Detroit Map Resources guide offered by the U-M library, there are several categories you can look into, from street maps to plat maps and fire insurance maps. What year did the Sandborn Map Company start to produce fire insurance maps? Numbers only, please.

200 point bonus when earned

Deutsch Treat

Ann Arbor's German heritage can be seen everywhere: street names, businesses, schools. But more got handed down than names from those German ancestors of ours. And they always say that the best way to get a taste for history is to put it in your mouth (they always say that, right?). So to earn this badge, we'll take eat our fill of German history in Ann Arbor through food. For an appetizer, go to the Observer and find an article about a building that housed German eats from 1883 to 1999, first as a butcher shop and then a restaurant.

500 point bonus when earned

Devilish and Dark Fairies

As you should know by now, fairies are not always the nicest folk around and some are downright evil! This week let's explore the world of the truly dark fae. Start by finding a prequel to those popular books about the siblings who discover a world of fae in an old house. One of the author's last name is an appropos color: Black.

500 point bonus when earned

Ding Dong Doggie

Who is this chubby little puppy? He looks like he's from a pretty early cartoon; try finding this short in the AADL catalog to get started!

500 point bonus when earned

Dirigibility

We take commercial airlines and aircraft totally for granted these days, but the industry is over a century old! Start your search by looking on the web to find the name of the very first company to fly people from place to place for money, starting in 1909. Then search for the name of this company in the AADL catalog; you might find it in a very unexpected place!

100 point bonus when earned

Do Butlers Burgle Badges?

British Author P.G. Wodehouse is all over the AADL Catalog! Find 5 codes on books and audiobooks written by him, and published in years ending in a 5, to burgle this butler's badge!

500 point bonus when earned

Dog Stars

No, no, we're not talking about Keanu Reeve's old band, nor about constellations. For this badge we're focusing on renowned ruff-ers -- the big-time barkers of showbiz. We'll start by looking for a dog who scratched his way to fame as a lovable stray in the 1970s. His first movie was in 1974 and he's often considered the quintessential movie dog.

100 point bonus when earned

Dogged Master

Earn all of the badges in the Dogged Determination series to become a Dogged Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Dolph Nature Area

Dolph Nature Area is a special spot. Ann Arbor's only natural lakes, First Sister and Second Sister lakes, lie within its boundaries, and the area is a birding hotspot due to a variety of habitats.

However, the land and waters have been impacted by human activities, and we'll explore the forces (both natural and anthropogenic) that shaped the land and altered it. Before you head out, print a copy of this map or save it to a device. Start at the Wagner Road entrance.

Look for the "Welcome to Dolph Park Nature Area" sign to the RIGHT, at the start of the main trail. A concise history of land use in the area and the effects on the aging process of the two lakes can be found here. Your first code is the first name of the man the park is named after and the year the land was donated to the city.

Continue to the kiosks and benches. The signs have a lot of interesting stuff, but we're going to focus on hydrology. The left front panel of the middle kiosk ("Glaciers - Ann Arbor Takes Shape") explains how glaciers shaped the area. Your second code is the type of lakes the Sisters are (hint: it would likely be called "black" by a pot)

Move around to the back of this panel ("Lake - The Life of a Wetland"), you'll find an explanation of the process by which a lake slowly fills in over time. Your third code is the name of this aging process.

Follow the trail that runs between the kiosks. You'll drop down to a nice spot on Second Sister Lake. Continue on this trail, on top of a low ridge between the lake and a ditch, and take a right at the four-way intersection (remember this intersection!). Shortly after, the trail will head to the left (ignore the side trail to the right). You'll soon break into more open woods. A few paces farther and bear left at the Y-intersection. [If you go right by mistake, you'll soon come to a signpost pointing the way to a dock or a certain woods. Enter the name of the woods to get some bonus points.Take the trail to the left and follow this trail (be careful not to get on the side trails), until you come to three low benches. (If you get a little off-track, don't worry - you'll come to the overlook and one bench before you get to those three. Either way is OK).

Bear right, and you'll come out behind the bench at the North Slope overlook. You're on the right track when you pass through a stand of pines. Go straight through the next four-way intersection. Now it's a short climb to the North Slope overlook and your next code. Take a break at the bench with the plaque — enjoy the view of First Sister Lake. Your next code is the word that fills in the blank "A humble, generous and ______ man" from the plaque.
[If you wish to grab the bonus code from the post, take the path that starts behind the bench, bear left at the three low benches and continue straight (ignoring side paths) until you come to the post. Head right to get back to the first four-way intersection.]

Now that we're all back on the same page, return to that first 4-way intersection (see why that's important?!) & go straight. You'll exit to the parking lot. The trail you started on will be to the left. You should be next to a sign reminding visitors to clean up after their pets. Head right and look for the next trail. A small wooden post sits in the middle of this trail at its start. Immediately behind the post, you'll find a pair of pale yellow metal posts. This is one of several monitoring wells in the area, a reminder of the need to remain vigilant to protect our environment. Your final code is the well ID, painted in red, read from top to bottom.

400 point bonus when earned

Domo!

Domo is the official mascot of Japan's NHK television station. He's also an awesome, OPEN MOUTHED critter to collect and own in many forms. His name can be interpreted as "Hello Domo!" Find your first code about this strange creature who hatched from an egg in a youth graphic novel about him.

100 point bonus when earned

Don't Gaslight Me

The 1944 film, Gaslight, stars Ingrid Bergman (remember her?) and is a classic murder mystery. It's the story of a woman who returns to her childhood London home with her controlling husband. Find your first code in the DVD of the movie.

100 point bonus when earned

Don't Mess with Mars

After some big US and Soviet successes reaching the Red planet in the 70s, the late 1990s saw a string of big Mars failures. Start with Japan's 1998 Mars Orbiter; plagued by maneuvering troubles, inopportune solar flares, and just plumb bad luck, the best it could do was a far pass right by Mars and into a solar orbit. Find its name, and look for that word in Disc 1 of an appropriately-titled Anime Series for your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

Down the Tube

Oh no! We took a break from watching Olympic events to do some sightseeing but now we are across London and some track and field events are about to start! We're getting on at Regent's Park and need to make it to Stratford where the Olympic Stadium is. Help us get to our destination on the London Underground by finding all the stops along the way in the catalog. Mind the gap!

534 point bonus when earned

Downton Badge-y

The principal actors of Downton Abbey are no strangers to the big or little screen. Earn your first code by looking for a movie that the Dowager Countess was in. You might say it was her foray into gardening.

100 point bonus when earned

Dragon Around

Do you know these rodents? Look for their most classic shorts in the AADL catalog to get started!

500 point bonus when earned

Duos & Rivals Master

Earn all of the badges in the Dynamic Duos & Raging Rivals Series to find where the pairs are and become a Duos & Rivals Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Dust in the Wind

On May 19th, 1971, The Soviet Union launched the first of 2 identical missions to Mars, each consisting of a robot orbiter, a small lander, and even a shuffling rover. The first of the two made it successfully into Mars Orbit, but then things started to go wrong. Start by looking in the AADL catalog for the name of the Soviet Heavy Launch Vehicle that flung this probe towards Mars!

100 point bonus when earned

Egg Layers of Oz

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating animals who have unusual adaptations and--due to it’s island nature--Australia has some of the world’s strangest. For this badge let’s explore the world of monotremes. Monotremes are mammals that lay eggs. Find your first code in an adult book about the most well-known monotreme in Australia - it has a duck bill!

100 point bonus when earned

Esox Lucius

This Michigan Fish shares its name with the very first captain of a very famous ship. Find the fish in the catalog to get your next clue!

500 point bonus when earned

Even Teen Fairies Fret

The world of teen fairies is rich with tales of love, angst and sometimes danger. Start your teen fairy journey by finding the first book in a 5-book series with an epic battle between the seasonal king and queen.

500 point bonus when earned

Event Out

While many of today's Olympic sporting events are the same ones that have been played throughout the modern games, some events come and go. The latest examples are baseball and softball, which are not being played in London after appearing at the last five Olympic Games. We might question this now, but given a century's hindsight, it often makes perfect sense that an event is no longer an Olympic sport. For this badge, you have to find 7 events that were played at the 1900 Olympic Games that are not played any longer!

500 point bonus when earned

Event-Duality

We may live in the times where a single Olympian can rack up medals by the dozens, but rarely do those medals get awarded for different disciplines of sport altogether. Multiple medalists are mostly confined to one type of sport (swimming, let's say), but it hasn't always been like this. There are plenty of Olympians who have medalled in two completely different things. We'll start with Daniel Norling: he medalled in one type of event in 1908 & 1912, then in a different type of event in 1920. Find those two types of Olympic event on one item in the catalog for your code.

536 point bonus when earned

Extraterrestrial Marketing Frog

Purchased Classic Summer Reading Button #19 Ask Me Alien (late 1980s) [extremely rare] from the Summer Game Shop!

Extreme Meme Master

Earn all of the badges in the Extreme Meme Master series to become an Extreme Meme Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Eye for an Eisner

The Eisner Awards are the Oscars of the comics industry, given to the best artists, writers, publishers, and the things they create each year. But they don't get talked about too much. Let's take a look at some recent Eisner Award-winners, and we'll start by finding the book that has 1994's Best Single Issue Story in it.

500 point bonus when earned

Fabulous Fermentation

Whether for possible health benefits, or simply sheer tastiness, fermented foods have been getting tons of love — from the co-op to the fancy restaurant crowd. There are workshops on zymology (the science of fermentation), studies about the health impact of fermented treats, and even NPR trend pieces!

Let’s get into the ripe world of fermented foods… For your first gamecode, you’ll want to hunt in the catalog for a traditional Korean fermented dish… you’ll know you’re in on the right path when you see an audiobook.

100 point bonus when earned

Fair Enough

It was the dawn of a new day! For visitors to the 1939 New York World's Fair, the future looked incredible: shining, modern, and fully automated. Just out of the Great Depression, nothing seemed more appealing than the version of America's future that the fair placed before them. Find the motto of this great exposition in the catalog for your first code.

100 point bonus when earned

Fair to Middlin'

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs now seem like an unstoppable juggernaut, but they weren't always that way. Once upon a time, the idea of a bunch of young artists selling their work in the dog days of summer seemed less than fetching. One prominent Ann Arborite famously said of the first fair "No good artist will sit in the street." Find AADL's history of this annual event, and the panel with that quote. The speaker's full name is the code!

500 point bonus when earned

Fairy Door Hunting

Ann Arbor’s Fairy doors are so legendary that people travel here from other states to see them! To get the fairy door hunting badge you must first find the book about our fairy doors.

500 point bonus when earned

Fairy Fortune Master

Earn all of the badges in the Fairy Fortune Hunter series to become a Fairy Fortune Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Fairy Historian

A long time ago in England two little girls made everyone believe fairies were real - even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! Find a DVD and a book about their tale and finally one of their names will help you find the 3rd code in a CD.

500 point bonus when earned

Fairy Identification

Let’s delve into intricacies of the world of the fae by finding several different kinds of the wee folk. Find your first code in a book about a type of brownie - this kind doesn’t involve chocolate or baking!

500 point bonus when earned

Fairy Series Scene

If you're a fan of fairies then you already know about all of those Rainbow Magic subsets - let's find out about some fairy book series you haven't discovered yet. Find your first clue hidden in one of the books in this series about a place that fairies go to learn - they're going back just like you.

500 point bonus when earned

Fairy, Fairy, Quite Contrary

Don't blink! You might miss this week's microscopic magic-maker. We all know that Ann Arbor is ALL about the fairies--our city's past, present, and forever-foreseeable-future are all steeped in a real love of the fairy-folk. We love everything about them, from the tops of their tiny heads to the soles of their stinky feet! To prove it, find an Old News article from 1883 about fairy feet!

100 point bonus when earned

Famous Fairy Spotting

There are famous fairies in all kinds of stories. To get this badge you need to find 5 codes hidden in items they are featured in. One is Pan’s friend and it’s hidden in the original Disney movie. Another is hidden in a tale about a lying puppet. Next find the fairies that help protect Sleeping Beauty. Find another code about the puckish fellow in that midsummer play by the famous Englishman. Find the last code in a CD about a Nutcracker.

500 point bonus when earned

Feets of Clay

You probably know these two fellows, and that's a big hint to find 4 game codes on related items. 4 DVDs bear codes; can you figure out who is responsible for all this?

500 point bonus when earned

Fish & Ship Master

Earn all of the badges in the Fish & Ships series to become a Fish & Ship Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Fish Tank Tales

The fish in the tank at the Downtown Library are feeling left out of the game! Get this badge by finding codes in some music only an eel could love; in a tale of a scaly, mythical, puffing creature of a different kind; in a DVD with a boat school teacher tired of her spongy friend’s antics; and in a story about a lovely meal with the most abundant plant in the sea!

500 point bonus when earned

Flower Fairies Badge

Cicely Mary Barker created the Flower Fairies and their colorful world continues to grow! To get this badge you need to find find her book about the meanings of flowers, and one in a friends book about a wild cherry, another in a non-Barker book of flower fairies and the last one in a book on fairy fashion!

500 point bonus when earned

Fly There

As the airline business started to take off (heh), early private airlines in the UK faced stiff competition from state-sponsored French and German airlines. In February 1923, the "C.A.T. Subsidies Committee" recommended merging 4 smaller British airlines into a new company, that served long-haul flights across the Britsh Empire for 15 years until it was merged into British Overseas Airways Corporation. Use Wikipedia to find information about this short-lived airway, and be selective to find all 4 of its predecessors hiding in the AADL catalog! Use the hints if you're stuck, and watch for a bonus at the end!

100 point bonus when earned

Fool's Gold

Not every sport can cut it as an Olympic event, and some are never intended to. This badge is all about the Olympic sports that aren't in the Olympics, and sometimes aren't sports at all. Start off by finding the DVD of the show that played a game whose name translates (they claimed) as "box of paper snowshoe racing".

533 point bonus when earned

For Heaven's Snake

Okay, so actually there are several snakes in the heavens. But today we are going to focus on a specific one--the water snake. See if you can figure out the name of the constellation that reperesents the water snake and then find it in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Founder Finder #1

I know this face from somewhere. I feel like he did something important. Gosh, what is his last name? Find it and enter it as a game code on your player page for points!

150 point bonus when earned

Founder Finder #2

Boy, Ann Arbor sure has some great parks, and we have this guy to thank for a lot of them. He did such a great job, we named one of our biggest and most popular parks after him. Enter his last name as a game code on your player page for points!

150 point bonus when earned

Founder Finder #3

I'd probably smile more if I had a city named after me. I know her name is Ann, but what's her last name? When you find it, enter it as a game code on your player page for points!

150 point bonus when earned

Founder Finder #4

This is the first president of the University of Michigan, and he was quite a guy. And look at those sideburns! He has a street, a school, and a university building named after him. Enter his last name as a game code on your player page for points!

150 point bonus when earned

Founder Finder #5

This doctor's book of home remedies was a worldwide best-seller, and it was published right here in Ann Arbor. See if you can run down his name for me. Enter his last name as a game code on your player page for points!

150 point bonus when earned

Framing Roger Rabbit

These week’s bunny hop is all about Roger Rabbit! Roger was featured in the 1988 flick called “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and the film helped fuel a renewed interest in modern animated films. The main human character opposite to Roger was played by an actor who sadly passed away this past April. Figure out who he is, and find your first code in an adult fantasy DVD that was one of his last films - it came out in 2012 and is a retelling a famous fairy tale...with dwarves, and wicked queen and a huntsman.

100 point bonus when earned

Freak Out Geek Out

Feathered hair, disco, and leisure suits…it doesn’t get much cooler than that! Strut your stuff by finding all the codes for this Freaks and Geeks badge. Before Lindsay was a freak, she was the uber-geek (first block!) of the mathletes. Can you find a math book in the catalog just for girls that might have helped her in competition?

100 point bonus when earned

Friends of Bill

This time around we're going to learn a bit about William Cody, better known by his nickname Buffalo Bill, one of the most famous symbols of the American West. While we're at it, we're going to rope in a few of his nicknamed pals, too. Our first move is to investigate Bill's own nickname. He got it for being a famous buffalo hunter, but another hunter tried to claim the name as his own. Start by finding the name of this other Buffalo Bill.

100 point bonus when earned

Fungus Among Us

We've done a lot of searching for fabulous (and dangerous!) flora in the past few weeks, but now lets get down a little closer to the forest floor and look for a more humble soil-dweller: the good ol' sturdy mushroom! In the world of mushrooms, the "toadstool" shines brightest. This enchanting, red-and-white-spotted mushroom has been pictured all over fairytale-land, but it's based on a very real mushroom. Find the name of the "quintessential toadstool" and type its scientific name in as your first code!

100 point bonus when earned

Game+Watch Code Warrior

Attend GAME+WATCH ElecTRON Event Tournament & Movie Experience at 1 PM Sunday 7/29 to earn this badge! Collect all three Game+Watch badges for a SECRET BONUS!

1000 point bonus when earned

Game+Watch Ninja Master

Attend GAME+WATCH Ninja Night Tournament & Movie Experience at 1 PM Sunday 6/24 to earn this badge! Collect all three Game+Watch badges for a SECRET BONUS!

1000 point bonus when earned

Game+Watch Pirate Captain

Attend GAME+WATCH Pirate Party Tournament & Movie Experience at 1 PM Sunday 8/26 to earn this badge! Collect all three Game+Watch badges for a SECRET BONUS!

1000 point bonus when earned

Games of Throwin'

It's surprising how many Olympic events in the catalog that involve throwing something as hard as you can. Most of these events hearken back to the ancient games. For this badge, find four Olympic events in the catalog that involve throwing, hurling, chucking, or lobbing objects through the air.

516 point bonus when earned

Games People Play

According to one definition, "a game is a form of play with goals and structure." Nowadays a lot of people are familiar with video or computer games, but there are lots of games played without computers or consoles. Games can teach or entertain, and their best incarnations do both. Start by finding a book that will tell you about the history of tabletop games, teach you to play, and help you defeat the competition.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player cherylo!

100 point bonus when earned

Garden Worm

Purchase the Semi-Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #15: AADL Garden Worm to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Garfield

Think you're a cat connoisseur? Find a DVD of the 2004 movie that's all about this badge's cover star.

100 point bonus when earned

Gecko, GOAALLL!

Good job finding the crested gecko installation at the Malletts Creek Branch. Be sure to visit the other two Leslie Science Center exhibits at Pittsfield and Traverwood Branch.

100 point bonus when earned

Geocache Master

GEOCACHING! It's all about using GPS and your wits to find things hidden out there in the world! AADL has a tricky geocache that has several pieces to find. Start at play.aadl.org/geocache for instructions and clues, and a GPS device might be handy too! Find the code in the final cache to earn this badge!

1000 point bonus when earned

Geocache Master

Time to break out your GPS device and start doing some geocaching! Not sure what geocaching is? Take a look at this Intro to Geocaching to find out how its all done. Then get to the description of the AADL Summer Game 2014 Geocache on geocaching.org and get out there to start finding those caches!

100 point bonus when earned

Get This Badge to a Hospital

Oh man, I don't feel so good. I need a hospital. Luckily, Ann Arbor's always been pretty well covered on that score. To start your trip to the hospital, find a Founder who put UM Medical School on the map.

500 point bonus when earned

Ghost World

Thump. Creak. Rattle-rattle-rattle! There's been a lot of spectral activity in Ann Arbor over the years, and Old News is chock full of spooky stories and strange happenings. Let's get ghost-busting! In the 1930s, in the heart of Ann Arbor (East Huron Street, to be exact), there stood a tavern with a name that makes you think it must have been a hotspot for hungry spooks. Find out the name of this ectoplasmic establishment and search for a picture of...well, most of it in Old News. The name of the animal with its rear end prominently featured in that image is your next code.

100 point bonus when earned

Ghost Writers Break Out

Ghost Writers are authors who help Celebrities write Autobiographies. Find the non-celebrity-biography works of the Ghost Writers who worked with Lee Iacocca, Janet Jackson, Teddy Kennedy, Sully Sullenberger, and Bethany Hamilton!

500 point bonus when earned

Giant Robot Master

Find all of the Giant Robots to become a Giant Robot Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Awesome Player

Use the word Awesome at least 100 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. Woah. Awesome.

1 point bonus when earned

Giga Checkout Master

Score points for at least 100 checkouts through your checkout history.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Chocolate Master: Dark Edition

Purchase the Giga Chocolate Victory Package: Dark from the shop to become a Giga Chocolate Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Chocolate Master: Dark Edition: 2013 Edition

Purchase the Giga Chocolate Victory Package: Dark from the shop to become a Giga Chocolate Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Chocolate Master: Milk Edition

Purchase the Giga Chocolate Victory Package: Milk from the shop to become a Giga Chocolate Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Chocolate Master: Milk Edition: 2013 Edition

Purchase the Giga Chocolate Victory Package: Milk from the shop to become a Giga Chocolate Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

GIGA CHOCOLATE VICTORY!

Purchased the GIGA CHOCOLATE VICTORY PACKAGE from the shop for 50,000 points... that means YOU ARE AWESOME!

222 point bonus when earned

Giga Comment Master

Submit 100 comments on AADL blog posts.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Comment Master

Submit 100 comments on AADL blog posts.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Comment Master

Submit 50 comments on AADL blog posts.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Comment Master

Submit 50 comments on AADL blog posts.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Comment Typer

Average at least 100 characters per comment during Summer Game 2011.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Cool Hunter

You said the word Cool at least 100 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! You are so cool, you could make a slushie.

1 point bonus when earned

Giga Greater

Said the word Great at least 100 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! That is almost a gross of great.

1 point bonus when earned

Giga List Building Master

Add 100 items to Public Lists you created.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga List Master

Add 100 items to Public Lists you created.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga List Master

Add 100 items to Public Lists you created.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga List Master

Add 100 items to Public Lists you created.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga OK Goer

Say OK at least 100 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. Wow, that is a lot of OKs, OK?

1 point bonus when earned

Giga Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 10 friends you get this badge plus 500 points for each friend!

200 point bonus when earned

Giga Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 5 friends you get this badge plus 500 points for each friend!

200 point bonus when earned

Giga Review Master

Submit 100 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Review Master

Submit 100 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Review Master

Submit 100 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Review Master

Submit 100 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Review Typer

Average at least 100 characters per review during Summer Game 2011.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Star Master

Rate 100 items in the AADL catalog

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Star Master

Rate 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Star Master

Rate 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Star Master

Rate 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Tag Master

Add 100 tags to items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Tag Master

Add tags to 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Tag Master

Add tags to 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Giga Tag Master

Add tags to 100 items in the AADL catalog.

1000 point bonus when earned

Gnarly 90's

The 1990s were a great time to be a kid, from the TV and movies to music and toys. Follow the gnarly path back in time to earn this badge. First, while he may have been "in West Philadelphia born and raised", this 90s TV royal calls a different town home.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players Emily and Caroline!

500 point bonus when earned

Gojira's Gargantuan 'Ganger

You'll need to find 3 pieces to assemble our second giant robot, plus a fourth piece hidden in a famous manga. Get started by following your Mania for what they call Giant Robots in Japan.

500 point bonus when earned

Gold & Silver Where?

We all know London is where the Olympics ended up, but a total of 9 cities applied to be the one that would host the 2012 Summer Olympics. If any of them had won out over London, this year's medalists would have gotten their prizes in very different places. To get this badge, you'll be given 9 of this year's medal-winners along with one of the countries that is home to a 2012 Olympic host-contender city. Look for the medal the Olympian won and the city they would have won it in to get your codes. First, find the medal Olga Kharlan would have won in the United States.

541 point bonus when earned

Great Scott!

"Doc" Emmett Brown's most famous exclamation is all over the AADL catalog. Can you find a "great" way to discover the 4 items (1 DVD, 1 Bluray, 1 Music Score, and 1 Book) that contain a code? Hint: No McFlys are involved.

500 point bonus when earned

Gromit Go-Getter

Here is a faithful sidekick you may know well! This lad graduated from Dogwarts University with the prestigious marks in Engineering for Dogs. While his master's contraptions might have a tendency to run amok at Gromit's expense, Gromit remains a loyal companion. He is intelligent, resourceful and sensitive. Find all the codes to learn more about Gromit and become a true Gromit-eer! The first code can be found with some grand adventures of this smashing duo! Look for the set of three adventures of Wallace and Gromit.

100 point bonus when earned

Hanna Barber-ian

Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio that dominated American television animation for nearly three decades in the mid-to-late 20th century. For your first challenge, find the Stone Age cartoon that is a retelling of a classic Christmas story.

100 point bonus when earned

Harajuku Girls

The Harajuku district in Tokyo is the pinnacle of kawaii fashion & culture! Visiting harajuku is a must to see cutting edge Japanese street fashion. To earn your first code find the solo CD by the No Doubt lead singer - she wrote a song about this Tokyo location!

100 point bonus when earned

Hard Ax To Follow

First time author Robb Johnston will be visiting the library on August 13th! Find his beautiful book to start.

500 point bonus when earned

Hawk Eye

Thanks for beta testing!

He Dood It Again

Here he comes to save the day! A mighty famous mouse (not that one, the other one) can be found in the AADL catalog. Find him to begin Cartoon Revue #2!

500 point bonus when earned

Hedgehog Hysteria

If ever there was an underestimated animal, it would be the hedgehog. Hedgehogs can make perfectly prickly pets or epic video game characters--they're even stars of their own myths and folktales! For your first code, find a fairy tale by two well-known brothers about a half-hedgehog who loves to fiddle.

100 point bonus when earned

Heidi's Quest

In 1937 Shirley Temple starred in a popular movie adaptation of Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Heidi is the story of a plucky little orphan girl who gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl. Find your first code in the book of this popular work of Swiss literature.

100 point bonus when earned

Hello Kitty

Why you have no mouth? Hello Kitty was created by the Japanese company Sanrio in 1974 and introduced in the US in 1976. Sanrio says Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth because they want people to "project their feelings" on to her. So if you're happy Hello Kitty is happy! Find your first code in a DVD about her and her friends.

100 point bonus when earned

Here There Be Dragons

Bigger than a dinosaur, faster than a cheetah, and harder to find than Waldo: Dragons! You'd be amazed what you can find in our fair city's history about these sharp-toothed fire-breathers. First look in Old News (oldnews.aadl.org) for an epic tale about a Baron battling one of these beasts published in a local newspaper over 130 years ago! The word that ends that very first paragraph will be your code!

100 point bonus when earned

Hey Girl

Ryan likes to read and he loves to say "Hey, Girl" - which makes everything better. Ryan understands that typography, feminism and shakespeare make some women melt, but it's the library girls he loves the most. Find your first code hidden a kids's DVD starring Ryan so scary it might give you goosebumps.

500 point bonus when earned

High in Cloudland Soaring

It's the final course in the Super D'Oyly Carte Grand Prix! Race through a perfect world (though not without limits) for 7 laps and find our red-capped and pink princess friends hiding both in the perfect world and its limits! Then look for a Score, a CD, and a DVD to finish the race!

500 point bonus when earned

Hilarious, Harmless, Hapless

Back in 1988 on Saturday Night Light a sketch called “Wayne’s World” debuted with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two enthusiastic metal heads doing a cable access TV show from their parent’s basement in Aurora, IL. Figure out the celebratory introduction they would use to introduce themselves. Find your next code by searching for the introduction (what Wayne said to Garth) in the catalog and find the gamecode in a DVD of a popular TV show from the 90’s about a famous zipcode in CA.

100 point bonus when earned

Hillary Texts

Busy running the world from a military plane Hillary’s texts are as legendary as her sunglasses! Find 4 codes - one is hidden in the book that the TV show about small lovely deceivers was based on - you know, the ones Hill knows everything about? Find one hidden in a memoir by another one of the best secretaries of state of all time. Hillary may or may not have kept this secretary of state’s sunglasses - find a code in a book about her. And when Ryan calls his girl Hillary always answers - and you find a code!

500 point bonus when earned

Hipster Ariel

Ariel really wanted to be on land because she was too cool for the ocean! To get this badge you need to prove your hipster cred by finding 3 codes. The first is hidden in a DVD about another popular font. Find the next one in a CD of sea music made for cool types. Find the last code in a book by the indie media company that Ariel’s dad owns!

500 point bonus when earned

Hitchcock Hound

Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed 67 films during his illustrious career. To earn this badge let's start with a movie he made in the 1930s that was the 1st time he told the tale of a man who knew too much. Find your first code in the DVD.

100 point bonus when earned

Hockey in the D

Ice Hockey is quite popular around these parts. Whether you’re a novice or a avid fan --skate your way through these clues! For your first goal, find a book about the member of the “Original Six” that’s one of our Northern Neighbors.

100 point bonus when earned

Hogwarts House Mascots

School doesn't start for months, but eager young witches and wizards can't wait to see which house they're sorted into. Find the mascot for each house hiding in our catalog. Start by finding a book that features the mascot for Gryffindor. The particular book you're looking for is nonfiction for adults, and the title reminds us that Gryffindors have strong friendships, much like their mascot animal.

100 point bonus when earned

Hot Diggity Dog!

Hot diggity dog! It's hard to deny the simple pleasures of these links, straight-up with ketchup. But of course, there are a bunch of styles, from Chicago to Coney, and trendy dogs may rock tofu sausage w/ dollops of kimchi. Yes, the humble frankfurter has gotten some extra love in recent years, so let's get on the case(ing) to find some clues and codes related to these meat treats…

As we celebrate National Hot Dog Month, the origins of the hot dog are hotly debated by hot dog scholars, but there is one specific city in Germany whose name is closely associated with the early dog days.

Depending on which Dr. Dog you consult, this German city is either the place where the hot dog began, or where it was brought and later popularized. Either way, this is the town that celebrated the 500th birthday of the dog in 1987.

Search the catalog for this city's name to find a BluRay featuring a title that might be able to slide and dice.

100 point bonus when earned

Houses of Style

Ann Arbor's definitely got style, at least as far as our houses go. For this badge you'll be given a building in Ann Arbor that is a noted example of a particular style of architecture. You can use pictureAnnArbor to figure out what style that is, and then use it again to find an Ann Arbor house that shares that style. First up: the Emanuel Mann House.

500 point bonus when earned

How Beautifully Blue the Sky

The next savoy opera is well-named, because it debuted in the US to take advantage of differences in copyright law that had allowed previous Savoy Operas to be produced in the US with no payment to their British Creators! Kart games have this problem too! So, start your quest by first knowing who Frederick's hard-of-hearing nursemaid was told to apprentice him to when he wound up with a ship full of unauthorized scalawags! What if our red-capped friend had actually been apprenticed as intended? Steer your way to a DVD for your next clue!

500 point bonus when earned

How Not to Put On a Shirt

Purchased Classic Summer Reading Button #14 Shirted Ladybug (early 1990s) [common] from the Summer Game Shop!

Hypsypops Rubicundus

This fish is named for a famous nonfictional italian captain and revolutionary. Start by finding the fish and the captain hiding in the catalog, and see where it leads you!

500 point bonus when earned

I Am Your Father

This famous line, often misquoted, is the launching point for this badge. Find six items in the catalog that relate to it. Begin by finding the DVD where the villain declared his fatherhood.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players KathyD and Drew!

500 point bonus when earned

I Can Relay

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremonies were today, concluding with the passing of the Olympic flame from the torch relay to the Cauldron. We've all seen footage of the torch-bearers running with the flame held aloft, but the flame isn't always carried by a runner. This year's torch has been carried by all kinds of atypical torch bearers. Start by finding a conveyance in the catalog like the one that lifted the torch off the ground and up the Heights of Abraham.

560 point bonus when earned

I Made It!

If you have attended any of the many events at AADL, we want to see your completed project! Send us a picture of something you made at one of our events OR a picture you took at the event itself! Email your picture to imadeit@aadl.org and we'll send you a game code worth 500 points.

100 point bonus when earned

I Pupated!

Visit the Hyalophora Cecropia Caterpillars 4 times as they molt through each Instar and build their cocoons at Traverwood Branch!

500 point bonus when earned

I Spy Yokai

In Japanese folklore, the tanuki (also known as a raccoon dog - a real animal native to Japan), is a shapeshifting yokai (a supernatural creature or spirit). Find this video game character who wears a tanuki (or tanooki) suit as a power-up!

100 point bonus when earned

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

At the dawn of the 80s, a new channel called MTV launched to showcase music videos. Though the network still exists today, its programming is pretty different from those initial years when focused on a specific music video format.

The very first video it played on-air in 1981 was for a song with a significant title. Find a soundtrack in our catalog that contains that song.

100 point bonus when earned

I'll Have a Shirley Temple

Shirley had a drink named after her - several different Los Angeles & Hawaii establishments claim origination - because she was often eating out with her parents and other adults. A special "mocktail" was created that children today still enjoy. To find your first code figure out the ingredient in a Shirley Temple drink whose word origin is French and refers to a fruit. Once you figure out the fruit find your first code in a book with it in the title.

100 point bonus when earned

Ice Cream Extremes

Lovers of ice cream KNOW that anytime is a good time for ice cream, but we also realize our less enthusiastic friends wait until the SUMMER to eat their ice cream. Either way it’s clear that summer is the right time for ice cream - whether you eat a little or a LOT. If you live in Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti you’re lucky enough to have a variety of options. Locally we have a new ice cream in town with a unique concept - they love biking AND ice cream. And they will deliver ice cream to your door on their bike! This company is known for its small batch ice creams and sorbets and they use only the best ingredients. Figure out the name of the company and then use the ‘search the site” button - upper right hand area of the aadl.org page. You will find your first code in the text describing the event video.

100 point bonus when earned

Iced Leaves of Summer

June is National Iced Tea month and if it’s summer many people enjoy a nice cold glass of iced tea. In the US there’s definitely a north/south iced tea angle. “Sweet tea” is ubiquitous all over the south, but unsweetened iced tea is a great alternative to soft drinks. Find your first code in a book of recipes perfect for a nice southern afternoon on the front porch!

100 point bonus when earned

If You Build It

Come to all three AADL events about the engineering: Eggcellent Engineering, Racing Machines, and Spinners, Gliders and Projectiles!

1500 point bonus when earned

If You Can Find Them

If you have a problem, if no-one else can help, and if you can find them, you might be able to earn this A-Team Badge. After Hannibal, find a Book of Murdock, search for B.A.'s last name, and find Faceman hanging with a Rat who shares his first name.

500 point bonus when earned

Imma Let You Finish

Yo game player, I'm really happy for you, Imma Let You Finish but first you have to find 3 game codes hidden in the greatest interrupter's music catalog, in a fearless singer's CD and one other Imma item.

500 point bonus when earned

Into the Future

Our next defunct airline may be one of the world's most famous former brands. With timeless iconography, glamour, stylish flying boats, and famous uniforms, this airline defined airborne style for decades. Its holding company was called the Aviation Corporation of the Americas, and it was founded by a man with the initials J.T.T.. Figure out who that is, and use his last name to catch him in a power lunch in the AADL catalog for your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

Invertebrate Investigator

Visit the Aquatic Invertebrates Exhibit at the Traverwood Branch!

750 point bonus when earned

It's Super-Manatee!

Manatees, sometimes nicknamed sea cows, are endangered marine mammals. They earned their nickname for their habit of grazing on sea plants, but you should never forget that manatees are more closely related to these animals than they are to cows.

100 point bonus when earned

It's Time to Find the Game Codes

The Muppets are back in a big way, and we've got 4 game codes scattered amongst our Muppet Collection! 1 DVD features a Muppet visiting another TV show, 1 is a literary Graphic Novel, 1 DVD features a Pianist Comedian, and 1 DVD tells how Rock began.

500 point bonus when earned

Jackson Five

Let's see if we can find five things to learn about one of our most [insert superlative here] presidents! Andrew Jackson first became famous as a military leader during a certain war for--among other things--defending New Orleans from the British during the Battle of New Orleans. Find this war in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Jailbird Watching

Time to see how much you know about one of the most famous prisons of all time: Alcatraz. We'll start off with a bird--not a jailbird, just the winged kind. See if you can find a book with the type of bird in its title for which this island originally got its name.

100 point bonus when earned

Japanese Kawaii Cats

It’s time to explore the adorable and oh so kawaii! squee! world of Japanese cats. Our first feline famer is the adorable Maru! Maru loves to jump into boxes and out of boxes. Find your first code in a book on the cat breed that Maru is.

100 point bonus when earned

Jimmy's Giant Justice

It's the year 2000. A 12-year-old boy has build a gigantic robot he can control to save the day and fight evil! Find this Gigantic robot's famously weird Theme Song in the catalog a few times to collect all 4 limbs. Then discover his Japanese name to find his torso in a book, and find the boy who controlled him in a bluegrass cd to complete this Giantic Orbot!

500 point bonus when earned

Josie's Catfish

Did you know that Josie Parker, the Director of AADL, has a catfish in her office? All you need to do to earn this badge is visit Josie's office on the 4th floor of the Downtown Library, between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday, and look in the mouth of Josie's Catfish to find a game code!

1500 point bonus when earned

Josie's Chickens

You visited Josie's office and checked out the chickens!

1000 point bonus when earned

Journey to Freedom

Before slavery was abolished in the United States, many brave slaves risked their lives to escape to the north, and many brave citizens risked their homes and families to help them. Today we can look back proudly on Washtenaw County's part in the Underground Railroad and many slaves' journey to freedom. Your journey starts far from our local history sites, in the catalog. Find a book about Michigan's Underground Railroad by an Ann Arbor author. Your first game code is the last name of a man who protected escaped slaves, acted as Chief Justice of our county, and in his spare time founded a village.

500 point bonus when earned

July Giga Gamer

Attended all 4 Gaming events at the Downtown Library from Friday 7/22 - Monday 7/25!

500 point bonus when earned

JUMP AROUND!

It's time to figure out this whole JUMP thing with our new JUMP page! You love the JUMP brochure, well now the site is THE place to find out about all of the cool stuff that the library has for kids & parents! Start your journey by visiting jump.aadl.org and click on the "Recommended Stuff" button on the top. Once you're there, click on the "Age/Level" link. You should see the long list of Ann Arbor Public Schools Reading Level lists arranged by level. Now find your first code by clicking on the list for the letter “P.” Once the list comes up, find your code in the 1st book on the list - it's about a door.

100 point bonus when earned

Jump In

It's time to explore jump.aadl.org a little more! Let's get started! To find your first code, you must find the spot at jump.aadl.org that the LEXILE scores are listed. There are two Lexile measures - 1 is for the "reader" and the other is for this____ Find it and that's your next gamecode!

100 point bonus when earned

Jump Master

Earn all of the badges in the Jump In! series to become a Jump Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Jump Out

Now let's explore a little bit more at jump.aadl.org. Find the section that talks about visiting our locations. Now figure out which library branch has no program room. The one-word name of the branch is your game code!

100 point bonus when earned

JUMP: EVENTS

This badge is about the "Storytimes & Events" section of jump.aadl.org. Start your search by clicking the Storytimes & Events button. Once you're there, click on "Special Events." From that page, look for the description about AADL @ FoolMoon. Find the name of the game the library hosted at the 2013 FoolMoon event. The full name of the game (without spaces) is your game code.

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JUMP: HOMEWORK

This badge is still all about jump.aadl.org. But this time, start by clicking on "Homework Help." Now, once there, look under the "No Fee Tutoring & Homework Help" list. Figure out the name of the online homework help service that AADL offers. The name is your first gamecode.

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JUMP:VISITING

Let's move on to another section of the brand spanking new jump.aadl.org site! Visit the site and start by clicking on "Plan Your Visit." Now click on "Features." Once you're there, scroll down through the features in the Downtown Library’s Youth Area until you see the “Interactive TV.” There are 2 things mentioned that are regularly run on the TV -- the second one listed is your next game code. Once you get that code, you'll get a clue to finding the next!

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Karma Chameleon

This week is all about color changing chameleons. But, we’re talking about TRUE chameleons and not those little anole lizards that change from green/brown. True chameleons are characterized by their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes and their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues! Find your first code in a youth picture book about chameleons.

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KCR Revolutionary

Attend the 2nd Annual Kids' Comics Revolution Awards, 2:30 PM Sunday June 22 at the Downtown Library!

1000 point bonus when earned

Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut

Now you KNOW that summer game staff love portmanteau. There’s a donut-related portmanteau that's gained quite a bit of popularity recently — the cronut: a combo of a croissant and a donut made by a specific bakery in New York City. Find the name of that particular bakery, and then hunt through our catalog for the second word in that business’s name. A rosy art print holds your code.

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Keyboard Cat

The real keyboard cat was an 80's cat and never knew the internet but he lives on in our youtube dreams. During a "toss" between Jon and Stephen's TV shows the keyboard cat worked his magic and caused a disturbance. Find your first code in the only DVD that has Stephen talking with a different John and the wrong Stewart.

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Kids Read Comics Adventurer

Just enter a single event from the Prime, Flight, or Robot track, or any single artist code from Kids Read Comics at AADL July 7-8 to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide at the welcome table for details.

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Kids Read Comics Kids in Flight

Visit all the kid's events at Kids Read Comics at AADL July 7-8 to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide at the welcome table for details.

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Kids Read Comics Mega Superfan

Work together to collect an astounding 79 KRC game codes by visiting every event on the Robot, Flight, and Prime tracks, and enter every code from artist alley at Kids Read Comics at AADL July 7-8 to earn this amazing badge! Pick up a badge guide at the welcome table for details!

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Kids Read Comics Prime Mover

Visit all the headline events at Kids Read Comics July 7-8 at AADL, and collect the codes to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide from the welcome table for details.

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Kids Read Comics Questing Paladin

Quest to get a code from EVERY ARTIST TABLE in Artist Alley at Kids Read Comics, July 7-8 at AADL to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide at the registration desk for details.

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Kids Read Comics Robot Technician

Visit all the technical how-to events at Kids Read Comics at AADL July 7-8 to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide at the welcome table for details.

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Kids Read Comics Super Sampler

Attend one event from each of the Prime, Flight, and Robot tracks, and earn at least one Artist Badge in artist alley at Kids Read Comics at AADL 7/7-7/8 to earn this badge! Pick up a badge guide at the welcome table for details.

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Killer Plants

Bloodthirsty bulbs? Vicious vines? Ferocious flora?! Who knew the plant world could be so…so…carnivorous! Carnivorous plants might be no threat to you, but to the insect world--WATCH OUT! There are over 600 species of these savage seedlings and each one has it's own sinister strategy for catching it's prey. Start by figuring out what prey-trapping mechanism some of these plants use to lure their prey into a pool of digestive fluid (Yuck!). Then find a plant that uses this method. It's name is "Portugese for snake", followed by a common four-letter flower.

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Koala Flair

This week we get to learn about one of Australia’s most well known and loved animals. But let’s be very clear about one thing - a koala is NOT a bear - they look cuddly (but really aren’t) and they maybe sort of look like a bear, but they are definitely not related to a grizzly, or a polar bear. Find your first code in a youth book about these special creatures - one with a focus on it’s “not a bear” status!

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Kraken the Code

Alright, time to get kraken--CODEkraken, that is! But this time around we don't have just a little Atbash Cipher or a Caesar Cipher, and you won't get any keyword. Nope, this is the BIG ONE. And to go along with this big one, maybe the biggest cryptid of them all, the monstrous kraken! But before we can dive into that Norweigan sea creature, we have to start with a Baltimore bug. Our method of solving this week's crytograms will use something called "frequency analysis", a method of breaking a code that was described in detail in a story by a certain author from Baltimore.

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KRC Alley Catcher

Visit all 44 tables in Artist's Alley at Kids Read Comics to earn this badge and a total of 5000 points!

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KRC Alley Catcher

Find all 32 Table Codes at Kids Read Comics, June 21-22 2014 at the Downtown Library!

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KRC Artist Alley: Dani Jones

Meet Dani Jones at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Denver Wagner

Meet Denver Wagner at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Gale Williams

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KRC Artist Alley: Gregory Snader

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KRC Artist Alley: Jack Briglio

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KRC Artist Alley: James Anderson

Meet James Anderson at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Jannie Ho

Meet Jannie Ho (Designer of the 2011 Summer Game!) At KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Jeff Gibbons

Meet Jeff Gibbons at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Jesse Hughes

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KRC Artist Alley: Jim Ottaviani

Meet Jim Ottaviani at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Joe Mochove and Randy Rowley

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KRC Artist Alley: Joshua Buchanan

Meet Joshua Buchanan at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Justin Castaneda

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KRC Artist Alley: Lauren Houser

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KRC Artist Alley: Lee Cherolis

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KRC Artist Alley: Lori Taylor

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KRC Artist Alley: Matt Dye

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KRC Artist Alley: Matt Feazell

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KRC Artist Alley: Paul Cox

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KRC Artist Alley: Rachel Polk

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KRC Artist Alley: Sally Carson

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KRC Artist Alley: Samantha Kyle

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KRC Artist Alley: Sanaa Naeem

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KRC Artist Alley: Scott Chantler

Meet Scott Chantler at KRC at AADL on July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Shawn Amberger

Meet Shawn Amberger at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Tom Eaton

Meet Tom Eaton at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: Tom Stillwell

Meet Tom Stillwell at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Artist Alley: William Messner-Loebs

Meet William Messner-Loebs at KRC at AADL July 7-8!

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KRC Comics Quickfire!

Meet Dave Roman at KRC at AADL on July 7-8!

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KRC Head Liner

Visit at least 6 headline events at Kids Read Comics to earn this badge!

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KRC Headliner

Attend all 6 featured events at Kids Read Comics, June 21-22 2014 at the Downtown Library, including the O>Matics Concert at Top of the Park!

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KRC KCR Awards

Attend the Kids Comics Revolution Awards at Kids Read Comics to earn this badge!

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KRC Megafan

Earn all the KRC Badges to earn this badge!

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KRC MEGAFAN

OH MY WOW! You got all the KRC Codes and have earned the Ultra-hard KRC MEGAFAN badge! AMAZING!

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KRC O>Matic Ally

Attend the O>Matics Concert Saturday Night at the Neutral Zone to earn this badge!

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KRC O>Matic Ally

Attend the O>Matics' Concert at 7 PM Sunday June 22 at Top of the Park!

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KRC Quick Draw Enthusiast

Attend a Quick Draw at AADL and a Quick Draw at 826 on Saturday, and one Quick Draw on Sunday to earn this badge!

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KRC Quick Draw Enthusiast

Attend at least one Quick Draw event in each of 4 locations over June 21-22 at Kids Read Comics 2014!

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KRC Quickfire Superfan

Attend Dave Roman's Comics Quickfire on both Saturday and Sunday at Kids Read Comics to earn this badge!

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KRC Robotic Overlord

Attend all the Saturday Events at 826 Michigan (also known as Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair) to earn this badge!

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KRC Super How-To-Ster

Visit all 6 How-to Events at Kids Read Comics to Earn this Badge!

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KRC Super How-to-ster

Attend 6 How-to Events at Kids Read Comics at AADL Downtown, June 21-22 2014!

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Kurosawa Power

Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's films have inspired several popular English-language films. Your first clue is Hidden in his film about a princess and a couple of bumbling sidekicks - characters who inspired George Lucas to create Princess Leia, R2D2 and C3P0.

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La Cucaracha Watcher

Visit the Cockroach Exhibit at the Pittsfield Branch!

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La Nouvelle Vague

No, this badge isn't about an indistinct novel with an unclear plot. Nouvelle Vague is French for New Wave. Let's travel back to France in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Although the French New Wave was never an organized movement, a group of younger filmmakers changed the film landscape with their focus on social issues, experimental film and iconoclasm. Let's start with the most well known of these directors, Francois Truffaut. Truffaut is known for his films, Jules and Jim and The 400 Blows, but let's go further. Find your first code in a lesser known movie of his about the daily lives, loves and emotions of a group of French school children. The English version has a different title, but in French it translates to "pocket money"

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Lapine Alpha Boötis Pole Vaulter

Purchase the Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #16: AAPL Jumping Rabbit to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!

Buy the Classic Summer Reading Game Button Collector Starter Set in the Summer Game Shop to unlock a whole new WORLD of Summer Game Collectibles!

Lead the Parade

Time to don your uniform, get in line, and start marching to the music! Start off by finding a CD named after the 6 1/3 dozen brass instruments leading the parade.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players KathyD, Gk3, and Drew!

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Legen-dairy

This badge explores the bovine aspect of mythology and legends, so let's get MOO-ving! In Greek mythology, Hera had a cow when Zeus had an affair with one of her priestesses, an ancestor of Hercules! Zeus tried to hide his love Io from Hera by turning her into a cow. Figure out the name of this priestess, who is the namesake for Jupiter’s largest, volcanic moon. Then track down a book that includes information about volcanoes on this moon.

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Legendary Master

Earn all of the badges in the Legends and Mythology series to become a Legendary Master!

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Lego Lore Hunter

Man, there are a lot of LEGO books at AADL! But only a few aren't fiction. Can you find 4 LEGO books bearing true lego facts and game codes? (hint, 1 is local, 1 is forbidden, 1 is New, and 1 is NXT)

500 point bonus when earned

LEVEL 1 Helpful Reviews

Identify 100 helpful reviews using Points-o-matic in Helpful Review mode to reach Level 1!

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LEVEL 1 Photomic Describorator

Add 100 tags to images using Points-o-matic in Photomic Describorator mode to reach Level 1!

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LEVEL 1 Textulating Recognizorator

Transcribe 250 words in Points-O-Matic Textulating Recognizorator mode.

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LEVEL 10 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 10 Photomic Describorator

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LEVEL 10 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 11 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 12 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 13 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 14 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 15 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 16 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 17 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 18 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 19 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 2 Helpful Reviews

Identify 300 helpful reviews using Points-o-matic in Helpful Review mode to reach Level 2!

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LEVEL 2 Photomic Describorator

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LEVEL 2 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 20 Textulating Recognizorator

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LEVEL 3 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 4 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 4 Photomic Describorator

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LEVEL 5 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 6 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 7 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 8 Helpful Reviews

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LEVEL 9 Helpful Reviews

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Library Critter Master

Earn all of the badges in the Wild Wildlife series to become a Library Critter Master!

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Library Critter Master

Earn all of the badges in the Creepy Crawlies Series and become a Library Critter Master!

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Library Minded

Say what you will about Washtenaw County, you can't deny that we have some great libraries. Grace Shackman, our historian extraordinaire, has written quite a bit documenting the history of these institutions. Start off by finding an article about the history of the libraries in some of the towns around Ann Arbor.

500 point bonus when earned

Library of the Year

Purchase Classic Summer Reading Button #9: AADL Library of the Year to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Feel drawn by the floodlights of Hollywood? Enamored with indie flicks? If you're into film, this badge guides you through some starting points to be part of your own production. To start, there's a filmmaker who's now well-known for directing. His credits include Sin City, a short in Four Rooms, and even a Spy Kids flick! However, he wasn't always so well-known (or well-funded). Find the book that he wrote about his rough road and dedication as an independent filmmaker.

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List Building Master

Add an item to a Public List you created

Literate Amphibian

Purchase the Very Common Classic Summer Reading Button #10: AAPL Reading Frog to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Little Badge of Horrors

Last week it got REAL, but this week we're diving back into the world of pretend plants. You're about to come face to face with the most terrible, nefarious, man-eating plant around--so terrible, in fact, that two movies AND a massive musical were all written about this human-eating plant and the hapless florist who raised it. Search the name in the catalog and find your first code in a CD!

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Little Green Men

Do you ever get that feeling you're being watched from the sky? Ever seen a mysterious flying object out of the corner of your eye and then--blink!--it's gone? If you're a true Old Newshound you'll know from prior badges that Ann Arbor has been the site of some out-of-this-world sightings and unearthly visitations (if you want to know more about these mysterious sightings, make sure you check out Old Newshound #10 from Summer Game 2012)! Believe it or not Ann Arbor just might be the focus of some extra-terrestrial eyes. Aliens are always demanding "take me to your leader," but it looks like they may have found him on their own! Find a photo in Old News of a 1960 presidential visit that could have been taken from an Alien's-eye view! The name of that president is your code!

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Llamarama

Is Your Mama a Llama? If not, that's ok, you'll still have a blast finding all the codes for this llama-loving badge! Get started by looking for a tall tale about a very large lumberjack that's illustrated by the same artist who did the famous llama book we just mentioned.

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Local Author Sleuther #1

Found the first three local author codes in the AADL catalog!

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Local Color

Ann Arbor has plenty of local color, so let's head to the Observer to soak some up! You'll find six colors over there (just the six you would expect, primary and secondary), each one tinting one of the following: a map, a waltz, some big cats, a gas station, a flower, and a policeman.

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Local History Master

Earn all of the badges in the Local History Buff series to become a Local History Master!

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Loch Ness Mess

Nessie is another one of those cryptids that has been heard of by everyone, seen by hundreds, and photographed by only a very small number of terribly bad photographers, to judge from the overall bluriness. So in order to bring our badge into sharp focus, we will use a new transposition cipher: the rail fence. This one is trickier than just reversing the letters of the words: this time they are rearranged in a very specific order. I'll just give you this first one so you can see what we are talking about: PEISU LSOAR is the way to encipher PLESIOSAUR. Go see if you can find that (the type of creature Nessie is supposed to be) and come back for an explanation.

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Love is in the Eyre

Love stories have been around for a very long time. This badge will be going through just a few heart pounding love-love adventures! To find the first code, look for a Victorian novel, written by one of a group of very famous writer siblings, about a governess.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players Margot & NiuNiu!

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Luciosoma Spilopleura

The Sun -- and other stars -- will steer you through this quest. Just don't be fooled, they might call it a shark, but you're really looking for a fish! Start there and see what you find.

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Magical bagger

Purchase the AMAZING AADL MAGIC BAG from the Summer Game Shop and give it a try!

500 point bonus when earned

Maize & Blue & Gold (& Gold)

UM has sent plenty of athletes to the Olympics, and when they come back, they are often weighted down by medals. Some come back with gold, and some with more than one. Today you have to look through the catalog for some of those double gold winners. Start with the winner (first & last name) of the first of these, the man who brought home to UM the gold in 1904, 1908, and 1912.

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Make It Master

Earn all of the badges in the Make It Happen series to become a Make It Master!

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Making Music Makers

Not only can you make music, but you can make things that help you make that music. Is that enough making for you? Really, though, there are tons of cool things you can create to accompany you the next time you feel like singing. Some look and act like what we think of as instruments, and others are a bit more unusual. Start off by finding a book in our catalog that guides you through creating handmade instruments.

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Mall Rocker

Complete INGALLS QUEST starting at the AADL tent at any Sunday Kids Rock Top of the Park Show to earn this badge!

1000 point bonus when earned

Manga Mangler

Oh! Some manga publishers hired a new translator for the latest editions of some of their series but he did a pretty bad job. The translations are pretty close to what they are supposed to be, but the series titles are just a little off. See if you can find the graphic novel series that these mistranslated titles belong to: Vegetables Crate, Capt. Toad, Telepathic School, Wife of the Ocean Lord, King of Badminton, and Jupiter Condos.

600 point bonus when earned

Mascot Appeal

Every time the Olympics roll around, we see some new mascots pop up everywhere. This year's pair are all over London and the television. But there have been mascots just as goofy at lots of different Olympic Games. See if you can look through the catalog to find this year's mascots, and then look for the mascots from the Summer Games of 1972, 1976, and 1996.

550 point bonus when earned

Master AA Police Badger

Find codes for all 5 AA Police Badger badges!

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Master AA Streets Sweeper

Find all the right AA Streets Sweeper codes online and on the street to get all 5 AA Streets Sweeper badges

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Master Badgesmith

Design a badge and submit it to AADL to become a Master Badgesmith!

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Master Badgesmith

Design a badge and submit it to AADL to become a Master Badgesmith!

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Master Badgesmith

Create a badge design of your very own and send it in to AADL to become a Master Badgesmith!

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Master Branch Explorer

Find ALL the codes in ALL the libraries and get ALL the Branch Master badges to become a Master Branch Explorer!

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Master Branch Explorer

Find ALL the codes in ALL the libraries and get ALL the Branch Master badges to become a Master Branch Explorer!

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Master Branch Explorer

Collect ALL of the codes at ALL of the libraries to earn all of the badges in the Branch Explorer Series and become a Master Branch Explorer!

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Master Chomper

Drool your way through all of the badges in the Chomped the Shark Series and become a Master Chomper!

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Master Founder Finder

Locate all 5 founders to get all the Founder Finder badges.

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Master Lydia Learner

Earn all of the badges in the You Can Learn a Lot from Lydia Series and become a Master Lydia Learner!

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Master Medallugist

Get all 17 Olympic Medallurgy badges to become a Master Medallurgist!

For those who are missing their Olympics fix, here's a bonus: The Summer Olympic Games have been held in 22 different cities. For each Olympic Medallurgy badge, add up the points you got for each of the codes and the badge bonus to get an Olympic year. Wherever the Games were held that year, that city gets eliminated, which will leave us with 5 cities. Put the names of those cities in as codes. They'll total to a Rio-sized bonus in it for you!

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Master Park Explorer

Earn all of the badges in the Operation: Park Explorer series to become a Master Park Explorer!

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Master Park Explorer

Earn all of the badges in the Operation: Park Explorer Series and become a Master Park Explorer!

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Master Signal Receiver

Solve all the Signal Receiver clues to get all 5 Signal Receiver badges.

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Master Then & Now-It-All

Solve all the Then & Now-It-All clues to get all 5 Then & Now-It-All badges.

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Matthaei Conservatory

Something pretty amazing and rare is happening at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Bontanical Gardens inside the Conservatory. There is an 80 year old agave plant (from Mexico) that has been getting ready to bloom for several months now. It’s been sending out an epic stalk that has grown to 28 feet - so tall they had to remove the glass from the ceiling to let it grow to it's full potential. This week the first real blooms have started to emerge! Once the bloom is done the plant will die - but with identical “pups” left behind to grow new agave plants. Let’s take a trip!

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens are located on Dixboro road about 1 mile from Plymouth Road. It’s free to enter the Conservatory, but parking is $1.40 per hour (daily max of $5). For complete directions, hours and details visit [here]

The Conservatory was opened in 1964. It is a commission by Alden B. Dow and is an exceptionally rare structure. [here]

1. After you have used the bathroom and visited the delightful gift shop it’s time to start our Conservatory exploration. Enter the doors and you will find yourself in the Tropical House. Stop at the gorgeous goldfish pond right near the door and admire it’s mossy, fern surround beauty. Find your first code on the sign in the pond - it’s long, scientific name for the lily found there (the third line of text)

2. Next locate the sign that explains the “Tropical Biome” surrounding you. Locate the the color coded guide on the map - your next code is the word representing the magenta/purple spots on the map.

3. Now travel along the path and take the first right along the curved brick wall. There’s a lovely tree to find - a tree that Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas might find perfect for making their favorite food. Once you find the tree located the two-word name on the 2nd line of the sign - this is your next code

4. Now in the same general area turn around and look for the plants growing in small stalks all over the ground - they look like they have small, yellow pineapples on their tops. Your next code is the name of the plant - all one word

Enjoy the rest of the Tropical House and when you’re ready move on to the Temperate House to find your next clue. When you pass underneath to enter the Temperate House be sure to stop and visit the wonderful, unique and giant botanical kaleidoscope on your far left. Be sure to spin the pot of plants in the middle before you look in the viewfinder!

5. Enjoy the sights of the Temperate House - including the small bonsai tree area on the left (and don’t forget the new, extensive, bonsai garden outside in the Botanical Gardens). Make your way to the fern/koi pond at the far end. To the left of the pond there’s a fragrant, white, climbing flower growing there. Your next code is the two word name of this plant -

6. Okay now it’s time to head back to the Desert House and visit the agave/century plant! After you give it a good long gander work your way to the rear of the Desert House and find a cactus with long “tentacle” like “arms” - it looks almost fuzzy and it has a name that would be a fitting tribute to the winter we all just survived - especially if winter was also a ferocious dinosaur. Your last code is the name of the cactus.

Well done! Another park explorer badge done!

400 point bonus when earned

May the Force be with You

To avoid detection by the emperor, five heroes of the Rebel Alliance have hidden themselves in the library catalog, but not in the locations you’d expect to find them. To further aid in their escape, the first and last parts of their names are located in separate entries. Beware: two of their enemies are also lurking among the catalog entries--and they've also split up to cover more ground. May the force be with you.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player KathyD!

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Medalsum Kids

Well, that's it for the 2012 London Olympics! It's been two weeks of sports and precious medals. Now that the closing ceremonies are on, we can tally up what those kids got away with. Find the names of the 5 Olympians who won the most medals this year, stick their last names in the catalog, and see what you come up with.

529 point bonus when earned

Meeting Your Waterloo

Hopefully you won't meet YOUR Waterloo with this badge all about the Battle of Waterloo! Let's start by having you look for a youth movie about a boy who shares a first name with the man who was finally defeated at Waterloo.

100 point bonus when earned

Mega Awesome Player

Use the word Awesome at least 50 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. Hmm, maybe that is awesome!

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Mega Checkout Master

Score points for at least 50 checkouts through your checkout history.

500 point bonus when earned

Mega Comment Master

Submit 50 comments on AADL blog posts.

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Mega Comment Master

Submit 50 comments on AADL blog posts.

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Mega Comment Master

Submit 20 comments on AADL blog posts.

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Mega Comment Master

Submit 20 comments on AADL blog posts.

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Mega Comment Typer

Average at least 50 characters per comment during Summer Game 2011.

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Mega Cool Hunter

You said the word Cool at least 50 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Pretty cool, huh?

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Mega Greater

Said the word Great at least 50 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Wow, now that is great.

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Mega List Building Master

Add 50 items to Public Lists you created.

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Mega List Master

Add 50 items to Public Lists you created.

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Mega List Master

Add 50 items to Public Lists you created.

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Mega List Master

Add 50 items to Public Lists you created.

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Mega OK Goer

Say OK at least 50 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. OK? Ok! It is OK!

1 point bonus when earned

Mega Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with a library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 5 friends, you get this badge plus 500 points for each friend!

200 point bonus when earned

Mega Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with a library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 3 friends, you get this badge plus 500 points for each friend!

200 point bonus when earned

Mega Review Master

Submit 50 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Review Master

Submit 50 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Review Master

Submit 50 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Review Master

Submit 50 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Review Typer

Average at least 50 characters per review during Summer Game 2011.

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Mega Star Master

Rate 50 items in the AADL catalog

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Mega Star Master

Rate 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Star Master

Rate 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Star Master

Rate 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Tag Master

Add 50 tags to items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Tag Master

Add tags to 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Tag Master

Add tags to 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Mega Tag Master

Add tags to 50 items in the AADL catalog.

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Melanogrammus Aeglefinus

This fish will lead you to a famous comic captain first spotted with a golden-clawed crab. Search for this fishy captain and follow the clues to find the ship that hides this fish!

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Mer-Mayday!

Mysterious, enchanting, and slipperier than soap, mermaids are a hard bunch to find. But is that going to stop us? I don't think so. Let's set off on a mission through Old News to find ourselves one of those mer-aculous creatures! Mermaids are aquatic legends, famous for being human on top and a different animal on the bottom. Figure out what animal, then search for a picture of a trio of them swimming for an elemantary audience!

100 point bonus when earned

Mighty Maiden With A Mission

The next track takes us to a savoy opera about a princess and a castle. Look in the Castle for 6 laps to find the Pink Princess, her Yellow Counterpart, and that Red-capped guy racing adamantly through a castle. Then find a CD, a Score, and a local DVD to finish the race!

500 point bonus when earned

Missing the Moon

On January 2nd, 1959, another early space robot blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, with the intent of being the first human-made object to touch the Moon. Figure out the name of this craft, that was applied retroactively years later, and look for a graphic novel with a very similar name to find your next clue!

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Miyazakotaku

Enter the world of legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to find 5 codes. 1 DVD in Japanese, 1 is on Volume 1 of a Manga involving Wind, 1 DVD contains a Flying Pig, 1 DVD holds a Castle and a Thief, and 1 book inspired his 2nd most recent film.

500 point bonus when earned

Mochimochi & the Robots

To earn this badge you need to visit the Robot Supply & Repair Shop where kids and teens also learn to write amazing stuff! Visit 826MI @ 115 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI (Between Main and 4th Avenue) and take a good long look at their window to see Mochimochi Land & the robots - AND your next game code! The window can be viewed day and night - it doesn't have to be during their open hours!

250 point bonus when earned

Mochimochi Gnomes & Toys

To find this piece of the epic "gnomes vs snowmen" battle, you must visit Lexi's Toy @ 328 S. Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (Between Liberty and William) 734.332.1101 Lexi's is open Tuesday through Saturday: 11am to 5:30pm. Once you find the gnome home look for the special game code! http://www.lexistoybox.com/

250 point bonus when earned

Mochimochi Kawaii

It's Mochimochi Land time! In addition to the event on Sunday, July 14 the amazing fiber art world of kawaii & squee cuteness will be on display around town through the end of the summer game. Let's get ready by delving into the world of their creator Anna Hrachovec's artistic influences! You will be spending lots of time on the official mochimochi land website to find stuff out. First figure out one of her major influences who had a popular TV show for kids and find your first code hidden in his movie that was a big search for his bike and was directed by Tim Burton.

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Mochimochi Land

It's Mochimochi Land time! To start your quest, you must visit the Downtown Library's Youth Department and visit the Mochimochi Land display in the glass case. Once you enter the code, you have the badge!

100 point bonus when earned

Mochimochi Master

Earn all of the badges in the Mochimochi Land series to become a Mochimochi Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Mochimochi Snowmen & Books

There is another piece of the "gnomes vs snowmen" battle at the new bookstore in town - Literati! Once you find this scene on snowman territory look for the gamecode! Literati Bookstore is @ 124 East Washington Street (One the corner of 4th Avenue and Washington), Ann Arbor, MI (734) 585-5567. Their hours are Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm & Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm http://on.fb.me/17IQQup

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Mochimochi Snowmen and Comics

This piece of the epic "gnomes vs snowmen" battle can be found hidden among the comics at Vault of Midnight @ 219 S. Main St in Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm | Sunday 11am-8pm, (734) 998-1413. Once you find this scene in snowman territory look for the gamecode! http://www.vaultofmidnight.com/

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Monster Mash

Wow! It's unreal the number of unearthlies we've unearthed from Ann Arbor's deep and delightful history. And just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more, this week's badge will prove you wrong with a mind-bending mashup of miscellaneous monsters and myths! It's time to round up some stray supernaturals! Our first stray sprite seems harmless enough, masquerading as a Perry School student in 1980! Find a picture of a girl as she waves to the audience...wings and all!

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Moonliner

On July 16, 1930, a merger was forced between Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express. Forcing this merger was an unlikely player in the business of Air Travel, but a position that had a lot of freight to throw around back in the day. Figure out at whose urging this merger happened, and search for his title in the AADL catalog for your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

Moore's Lawmen Unmoored

Alan Moore is an undisputed genius of the graphic novel. His works are so admired that a number of them have been turned into films, much to his chagrin. Moore hates these movies, refuses to watch them, and refuses to let his name appear in the credits. Your task for this badge is to find 5 of these films and the graphic novels they are based on. Fair warning: one of these pairs don't share a title because the film is merely based on one of Moore's characters, not a specific title of his.

500 point bonus when earned

Motawi Tileworks

This very special badge to help celebrate Ann Arbor's Motawi Tile Works 20th Anniversary! To get it first you must attend(ed) one of their events on July 26 or the hands-on workshop on Saturday, August 18 from 1-3 PM at the Downtown Library. Next come see their tile displays at the Downtown Library on the lower level and in the Youth Department. Finally take one of their FREE studio tours (at 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, just off Jackson Rd. between Zeeb and Baker) offered every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and you will collect all 3 game codes!

500 point bonus when earned

Moth March

March yourself to the Traverwood Branch and visit the Cecropia Moth caterpillars to earn this badge

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Mothly Modes

Way to go visit the cecropia moth caterpillars at the Traverwood Branch! Don't forget to visit the other creatures at Malletts Creek and Pittsfield!

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Mrs. Norris

Mrs. Norris, the feline femme fatale in the Harry Potter series, likes to "snitch" on Harry and his friends when they solemnly swear they're up to no good. Find another spooky book about someone who tells the truth a little too much.

100 point bonus when earned

Muppet Mania

The Muppets are a group of zany puppet characters created by Jim Henson. Kermit the Frog was one of the earliest characters, though he wasn't a frog when he first appeared on television, but lounged around set as something closer to a type of scaly reptile. Find a book whose title is the answer.

100 point bonus when earned

My Melody Usagi

Many people are familiar with Hello Kitty and her world of adorable awesomeness. Hello Kitty debuted in the 1970s and has been beloved around the world for almost 40 years. Sanrio, the Japanese company that created Hello Kitty, also has many other characters. My Melody is an adorable rabbit who debuted in 1975. Search for her in the catalog and find your first code in a CD by another Melody.

100 point bonus when earned

My Neighbor Totoro

No exploration of kawaii is complete without Totoro! The modern classic was written and directed by the Japanese master Hiyao Miyazaki. My Neighbor Totoro is about two young girls who have magical adventures with the totoro and other sprites living in and near their country home. They find adorable little soot sprites in their house first. Find your first code in another youth book about sprites.

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Mytholo-Tree

We've looked at real-world plants and out-of-this-world blooms, but the tree we're going to explore in this badge has its roots in a little bit of both. The Vikings weren't just about pillaging and plundering--they also understood how rad plants are! Their entire cosmology revolved around one particular tree, the heart of Norse mythology. Figure out the name of this tree and search it in the catalog!

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Nacho Man

Ahh… nachos. They’ve gone from simple snacks to munchies with questionable cheese to something beyond — you can now find “deconstructed” nachos on the menus of fancy restaurants! Follow along for an adventure with this tasty Tex-Mex treat!

Did you happen to notice the name of this badge? For your first code, you'll need to do a little bit of hunting. There's a long-running television show that features an episode where a main character sings “Nacho, nacho man! I want to be, a nacho man!” (to the tune of The Village People's Macho Man) upon donning a nacho hat. Do some hunting to figure out what show this happened on, and then in which particular episode this occurs. Then - find the DVD containing that episode in the catalog.

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Name That Library

An anagram is a rearrangement of the letters of a word to make a new word. For example, "Points-o-matic" can be anagramed to "Omit to Panic". What's even cooler is that there is an AADL library branch whose name can be rearranged to "A Word Trove". The first half of this library's name is also the name of a creek and a road in that part of town. All of that stuff is named after an Ann Arbor settler who once ran a grist mill on that creek (and owned the “wood”). Find a book in the catalog whose title mentions that man's first name twice.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player Zigzagog!

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Nana

If you're sick as a dog, this one's your go-to pup! The nanny-like dog named and pictured in this badge wears a bonnet and doles out medicine. Find the movie she's in -- about a boy who needs to grow up.

100 point bonus when earned

Naruto-Sensei

Student Ninja have hidden 4 codes on 4 items in AADL's Naruto collection. 1 is in Spanish, 1 is from the Jump Comics series, 1 is a DVD released in 2007, and 1 is the most recently added item. Can you use highly refined ninjutsu and discover these 4 codes?

500 point bonus when earned

Neverending Chase

When Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. platform game debuted in 1985 for the NES it was also the first time his long-time nemesis Bowser showed up. Bowser is the King of a turtle-like race. Find your first code in a Youth DVD about them.

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Newt Navigator

Navigate your way to the Malletts Creek branch and visit the Eastern Newt to earn this badge

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Newtworthy

Well done! You visited the lovely NEWT that the Leslie Science Installed at the Pittsfield Branch! Keep your eyes peeled for the other animals & insects that will be showing up at Malletts and Traverwood too!

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Norman's Woe

And fast through the midnight dark and drear,
Through the whistling sleet and snow,
Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept
Tow'rds the reef of Norman's Woe.

These lines come from the poem that this badge is all about. (I know, "Finally!" you are all shouting, "A badge about a 19th century poem!") First, figure out the name of this poem and find it in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Now I Know Pirates Love Ham

Find the codes on all four books in THE PIRATES! in an adventure series

606 point bonus when earned

Nuthin' Up My Sleeve

PRESTO! Find this famous Moose and Squirrel duo in the catalog to begin this episode of Cartoon Revue!

500 point bonus when earned

Nyan Cat

It's a cat, and a rainbow and a pop-tart! Come on it's Nyan Cat! Now Nyan cat really loves 80's pop music - particulary songs with lots of power - find a CD just for him.

500 point bonus when earned

Oh My Gods!

Rick Riordan's books mix mythology and adventure, so let's get this adventure under way. We know all good quests begin with a prophecy. Here's what the fates have in store for you: To win a badge of golden hue, the first step on your quest is searching for the snake-haired lady whom Percy put to rest.

100 point bonus when earned

Old News Master

Earn all of the badges in the Old Newshound series to become an Old News Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #1

That's water over the bridge - or is it over the dam? In June 1968, so much rain came down that water was over everything in sight. Dams burst, roads were destroyed, and railroad tracks were washed away. Take a look at our feature in Old News to see if you can find some of the things that happened: a water park, some cars going for a swim, water all over the bridge, and some hidden tracks.

400 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #10

We get a lot of visitors to Washtenaw County, and they don't all come for the football games. In 1966, a rash of UFO sightings occurred around Ann Arbor. For your Old Newshound #10 badge, do a little research to find the last names of: the deputy who drew the picture on this badge, the farmer whose farm was the center of the sightings, the sheriff who called for a national investigation, the Northwestern professor whose investigation turned up nothing, and the House minority leader and future president who asked for a congressional probe into the affair. You last code is the two word explanation for the sightings that you may or may not buy, but that the former sheriff definitely didn't buy in our interview with him.

500 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #2

Oh man, this kid looks like he's got a sweet tooth. I bet he just wants sugar all year round. Can't you just picture it? I love some good sweets in winter, especially a gingerbread house.

500 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #3

WHAT ARE YOU KIDS DOING?! I guess things were different back in the day, because the kids in these photos are up to things that just don't seem age-appropriate today. See if you can find the boys on the badge having a drink, a couple who seems too young to get married, some little kids with a big gun, and a pair of toddlers ready to plow the fields.

500 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #4

Ann Arbor's been placing phone calls for quite a long time. Nowadays there is a phone in every pocket, but once there were hardly any houses or businesses who had a number to call. The Ann Arbor Courier listed every person who had a working telephone in 1883--all 79 of them! See if you can find the article about how the telephone business was booming!

500 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #5

This week's Old Newshound badge will be all about special deliveries, and every code will be in an Old News photo. To start, let's look for the man who usually brings the special deliveries to our mailboxes delivering a pile of envelopes sent for the most depressing reason: surveys about unemployment during the Great Depression.

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Old Newshound #6

Ann Arbor--and the rest of Washtenaw County--has a rich German history. Once upon a time, crossing to the west side of Division Street meant you would start seeing a lot of German names and even hearing German spoken. Let's look at some of that 19th century German heritage, starting with a hotel on Ashley that a new German emmigrant could go to while figuring out how to get around the city.

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Old Newshound #7

Oh no, people are squabbling about parking again! But this time it isn't garages in 2012 but parallel parking in the 1930s. I guess parking has been at issue in this town long before any of us were around to be a part of the shouting. For this badge, find four photos from the thirties in Old News: a proud AA official with a shiny new meter, a woman using her car as a vehicle of protest, some men learning how to park, and a new kind of automobile that will be easy to fit in those tight spots.

500 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #8

Nowadays, with the University around, we can easily forget that once upon a time Washtenaw County was farms as far as the eye could see. And on those farms they had some cows, and sheep and horses and crops, too, even some that would win prizes when fair-time rolled around. In this badge we'll try to dig up some pictures of those prizewinning crops and livestock, starting with a blue-ribbon lamb.

450 point bonus when earned

Old Newshound #9

The groove is in the parks, and it has been for 75 years! Start exploring with the first day of the year, 1937. While awaiting federal funds from the WPA, City Council debated the need for an outdoor concert stage in West Park. Find the article for your first code.

500 point bonus when earned

Olympic Flick Picks

We're all so used to watching the Olympics on tv that it can be hard to remember that it wasn't always like that; for the first few decades of Olympics we only have photos and a few brief reels. The first true film of the Olympics was of the 1936 Berlin Games, where many of the techniques used to film sports were first developed. And thank goodness they were, because this film features amazing footage of Jesse Owens blowing away the competition for the gold.

539 point bonus when earned

On Behalf of GIraffe

In the wild animal kingdom there are very few animals that are tall and there are even fewer who have long necks. Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial (earth/land bound) mammals on the planet and live in Africa. Giraffes have only one other close animal relative. Figure out the name of the animal and find your first code in a book about them.

100 point bonus when earned

One Badge, Two Badge, Red Badge, Blue Badge

YOPP! Yes, yopp! Think about it! Even the smallest of all can say that word. To start your search, find the book by a recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in which that word is heard!

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player Avery!

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: Bandemer

To prepare for your park journey have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. For each clue you find, your game code will be whatever word or phrase located on a sign, memorial bench or other permanent marker in the park works to fill in the blank. Let's go!
Bandemer Park has two entrances and there are clues to be found at both the north and south ends of the park. For a map, head here: http://bit.ly/1464qYE If you choose to walk from one end of the park to the other (and back), you will walk approximately 1.75 miles total.
The first codes you'll find are at the north end enter off Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Road (M-14 exit 4).
1) Whether you decide to park in the first parking lot, or take the bridge over the river, you will see a double bridge with two weight limits and a speed limit. Add these three numbers up. The total is your first code.
2) The bridge has a small silver plaque that tells where it's from, and what company made it. You'll probably only see this if you're on foot. It's on the end of the bridge closest to Barton Dr. The company is _________ Bridge.
3) Once you are inside the inner-most parking lot/circle drive area, you'll notice a few different signs. Take a look at the sign listing park rules. Rule #7 lets you know: no _____ _____ in park.
4) This park has a very nice disc golf course which is really three courses in one. One of the signs you can see at the end of the parking area has a map of this course. Look at the bottom half of that map and record the five numbers of the bottom disc golf "holes," left-to-right.5) You can walk to the river here (head North, consulting the map if you need to) and peer out from three piers. One has a bench with stickers telling from where it was procured: ____ ____ park equipment.
Now, for part two of the badge, hike or bike the .8 miles to the south end of the park or drive to it via M-14 west to Main St. to Lake Shore Drive. If you walk, keep your eyes peeled for a Dirt Bike Jump Course on your way!
6)This park area is home to four different crew clubs. Look for a big building -- this is where they keep their craft. It's called the Ann Arbor Community ___ _____.
7)Look at the front of the building. There's a poster, and it had a very encouraging message in red. The message is __________ This.
You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org text them to 4AADL

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: Furstenberg

Operation Park Explorer debuts with a scavenger hunt walk through Furstenberg Park or Nature Area (right near the Gallup Park Livery). To prepare for your park journey have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. For each clue you find, your game code will be whatever word or phrase located on a sign, memorial bench or other permanent marker in the park works to fill in the blank. Let's go! Before you begin, make sure you've parked and are entering at the parking lot that's adjacent to the Gallup Livery. Check the map here (http://bit.ly/15bRTRL), you should begin at the bottom. 1. Start your journey by looking at the Furstenberg Park sign at the entrance to the trail. Look at the map and see where you're going. Now locate the KEY and find the eighth feature/word listed between WETLAND and UNPAVED PATH. This eight (8) letter word is your GAME CODE. 2. Follow the bath over the bridges (look for the fish down in the water!), say hello to the swans if they're nearby, and when the path splits follow it to the right. When you come up to the boardwalk, stop and look at the sign on the right. Fill in the blank "This section of boardwalk was fabricated from recycled plastic and wood ______. 3. Continue on the trail and look for a bench. Locate the bench dedicated to KAREN GENTER _________. 4. Keep along the trail and follow it until you get to the open area with the Huron River now visible on the left from the trail. Look for the next bench along the trail. This bench is In Loving Memory of Our Dad MARVIN _________. 5. Keep walking, keeping the river to your left. You're almost to the end. Now find the small, wooden, boat launch & platform to the left of the trail on the river. There is a bench on this platform: "In Loving Memory I.R. ________". 6. It's time to turn back and follow the trail back to the beginning. Take the same route back, but this time when the trail splits, stick to the right - keeping the river on your right. Your last clue is on a bench you will find on this section for "Charles Michael ________." You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org text them to 4AADL.

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: Lillie Park

To prepare for your journey through Lillie Park, which is near the intersection of Platt Road and Ellsworth Road, have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. In the summer, bug spray is worth considering. The paths you will be taking are all smooth paved or well-packed gravel, so bringing bicycles is an option. For each clue you find, your game code will be a word or phrase located on a sign.
Before you begin, make sure you've parked at the South Unit of Lillie Park, by the soccer fields. Check the map here (http://www.pittsfieldtwp.org/P&R_lillieparkmap.pdf). You should begin near the interpretive pavilion at the back of the big parking lot. You will walk 1.5-2 miles on relatively flat terrain.
1. Your first game code is on the “WELCOME” sign at the trail-head that lists park rules. The two-word phrase that the sign tells you to keep off is your first game code.
2. Start up the path, into the woods, and turn right onto the gravel path after you pass the interpretive pavilion. The trail will lead you through a handsome little forest and you'll soon find two signs and a picnic table on your left. The smaller sign describes a native tree whose nuts are important to chipmunks. Your second game code is the two-word name for the parts of a wagon that were made from the wood of this tree.
3. Continue along the trail until you reach an intersection. You have a choice here. Turn right for the scenic route, left for the short cut. If you take the scenic route keep left at each major intersection until you cross Turtle Rock Pond on the big bridge (which was submerged all of last year, when the water level was unusually high), then go up the hill to reach a trail intersection overlooking the pond where there is an interpretive sign about “Geology, Glaciers & Groundwater”. If you took the short cut, keep right at each intersection until you reach the same sign. Your game code is a two word phrase for what you see on the slopes before you.
4. From here, take the trail into the woods, away from Turtle Rock Pond, and keep right at each major intersection, until you reach the bench overlooking Duck Potato Pond. If it's any kind of sunny day and you haven't been terribly loud, you'll probably see dozens of turtles here. The interpretive sign here has pictures of two birds. The two-word name of the larger bird is your game code.
5. Now return the way you came back to the intersection overlooking Turtle Rock Pond. This time take the other gravel path away from the pond, the same path people taking the short cut route arrived on. When you reach the roundabout, turn right onto the paved path that leads out toward the mowed fields. On your right, you'll find a little fenced-in area with a number of small trees, each with it's own sign. Find a tree that can yield eight pounds of nectar in a single season. Its name is your final game code.
Continue along the paved path to return to the parking lot. You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org text them to 4AADL.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player Jan Wolter!

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: Mary Beth Doyle Park

Have you noticed that there isn't a creek at the Malletts Creek Library? Well there is one nearby. Let's go to Mary Beth Doyle Park and see the actual Malletts Creek. It will be a bit more than a one mile walk. You won't need to leave the trails, which are mostly wide, dry and level, though some spots are too narrow for a wheelchair. You can bike.

A good map of the park is here.

Mary Beth Doyle Park is named in honor of an amazing local environmental activist. Before you go, search the internet for a special tribute to her from our previous governor. Your first code is the two-word name of a role she played in some skits performed in area schools.

We'll start our walk at the little dirt parking lot on the south side of Packard Road. It's nearly across Packard from Easy Street. If you are using a GPS to find it, the address is approximately 2834 Packard. Follow the trail from the parking lot until you find a bridge over Malletts Creek. Your second code is the name of the Minnesota city where the bridge was made, which you'll find on a plaque.

The trail divides on the far side of the bridge. We'll be following the main trail to the right, but notice the narrow boardwalk trail that goes into the woods here. It loops through one of the prettiest forests in Ann Arbor and is especially beautiful in early spring when the forest floor is carpeted in wildflowers. The boardwalk is in need of repairs, but it is worth exploring if you are nimble-footed.

Follow the main trail west, keeping Malletts Creek on your right. You'll eventually come out onto a paved path and the wetland portion of Mary Beth Doyle Park. Remember this intersection, as you'll be returning this way and the dirt path can be a bit hard to spot. Continue straight ahead, across a second bridge with a "MAXIMUM VEHICLE WEIGHT 20,000lbs" sign. Beyond the bridge look for a sign that talks about slowing the water and cleaning the creek. The weir that slows the water allows sediment to settle at the bottom of the ______ (your third code).

Proceed along the path, and turn left at the playground that looks like it was built by aliens. Take a rest on the playground bench. The two words on the bench's dedication plaque that start with "F" are your fourth code.

Continue past the basketball court and look for a weathered sign with a map of the disc golf course. Your final code is the two-word name of the course designer who is not a Calhoun. Finish the walk by completing the loop around the wetlands, and return to your car along the same trail you came on.

This badge design was contributed by by Jan Wolter and Valerie Mates

250 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: Miller Nature Area

To prepare for your park journey have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. For most clues, your game code will be whatever word or phrase located on a sign, memorial bench or other permanent marker in the park works to fill in the blank. Let's go!

Miller Nature Area has several places where you can enter. However, since there's so much construction going on Miller Road itself right now, your clue-hunting will begin at the park entrance off Arborview, near its intersection with Wildwood. You can see a map of the park here: http://bit.ly/14tRgB8

There are many winding trails throughout this nature area (so wear good shoes and be prepared for small hills), but if you choose to walk from one end of the park to the other and back (South to North and back to South using the most direct route), you will walk around a mile total.
1) Before you head out on your journey, visit the City of Ann Arbor webpage for Miller Nature Area (MNA) (http://bit.ly/14JHJwE). Click through to read the 2003 Park Focus article about MNA, and enter in the first and last name of the park steward in that article as your first code.
2) Right outside the Arborview entrance there is a speed limit sign. Spell out the numbers that appear on the sign as the speed limit for your code:
3) Dogs are allowed in this park. Take a look at the brown sign near the entrance with the picture of the dog, and enter in the slogan that reminds park-goers to pick up after their pets
4) As you walk into the forested area near the Arborview Blvd entrance to Miller Nature Area, there is a half-log wooden bench with some names written on the back board. One is written in green ink. Complete the phrase for your code:_________HERE.
5) As you walk a bit farther into the forest, you'll see a signpost on your right that's directing people who may be walking the opposite way to ____________Blvd.
You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org text them to 4AADL

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: The Arb

Operation Park Explorer continues with a walk through Nichols Arboretum, better known as "The Arb." To prepare for your park journey have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. For each clue you find, your game code will be whatever word or phrase located on a sign, memorial bench or other permanent marker in the park works to fill in the blank. Let's go! Before you begin, make sure you've parked and are entering at the park's Geddes Road entrance...and grab a map at the front of the park, because it'll come in handy. 1. We're going to make this first one easy on you. The sign at the front of the park encourages you to "Celebrate ___________." 2. Head down the path to the left of that sign. It won't be long before you come upon twin benches overlooking a great view of the Arb. There are also twin plaques on the benches in tribute to Deborah _________. 3. Get ready, you have to hike a little farther for this one. Referring to your map, follow the trail to trail marker 3. This point is marked only on the map, not the trail itself, but you'll be able to recognize the area because the trail will fork. Take the left fork and head for signpost 2, which (fortunately) is actually marked. Follow the path down to the right of trail marker 2, and keep your eye out for a sign on your left that will warn you of a "________ TRAIL" to come. 4. Continue along that trail, descend some stairs, and you'll see the Huron River on your left. Poke around among the park benches by the river to find a bench that will remind you: "Don't Postpone ___________." 5. Head straight past those steps you walked down moments ago, following signs (or your map) back towards trail marker 3. When you see more stairs on your left, walk down them into an open field. Almost directly across the field from that staircase you'll see a water fountain (if your eyesight fails you, it's also marked on the map). Walk there and note the unusual dedication: this is "_______'s Fountain." Referring to your map, follow the trail back to trail marker #4 (the front of the park). Congratulations, you're done! You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org or text them to 4AADL.

500 point bonus when earned

Operation Park Explorer: West Park

To prepare for your park journey have a paper & pencil, a camera or whatever you need to capture the codes you're looking for. For each clue you find, your game code will be whatever word or phrase located on a sign, memorial bench or other permanent marker in the park works to fill in the blank. Let's go!
1) Enter the park from Chapin Street, (the East side). You will see a playground area to your left. Look for the red swing. If you look closely (obviously, wait until anyone has stopped swinging on it!), you'll see there's a logo and brand on the swing's plastic. The label on the swing says Iron ________ Forge.
2) Now that you've checked out the playground, you might be curious about the big gardens that you see over to the north. This is the Miller Community Garden, managed by Project Grow. You'll spot many signs on the fences. The signs tell you about the growing veggies, and the last sentence on them says "Thank you for ___________ our gardens!"
3) Stroll from the garden area over to the baseball diamond. Somewhat close to the backstop, look around at the ground. You'll see a few stones, including an official looking one that says "Presented to the children of Ann Arbor by the _______ Club, 1944"
4) That's a big baseball diamond, huh? Next, let's wander over to the boardwalk. This is a relatively new addition to the park, but there's actually a rock near the beginning of the boardwalk (on the East-most side) that tells an old tale. The plaque has a green patina and is on a large stone. It says "This stone placed February 12th, 1929 by the Ann Arbor Council Boy Scouts of America and marks an old Indian trail ________ visible on that day."
5) For your last code, make your way to the band shell where various performances are held. Walk around to the back of the band shell and look for a brown sign, which reads "For ___________ reservations, please call Parks Customer Service." That's it!
You will receive 100 points for each game code & 500 bonus points for completing this badge. Enter all of your codes at play.aadl.org text them to 4AADL

500 point bonus when earned

Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum

This bony toother has a nickname inspired by its ability to leap out of the water to catch prey from low-hanging trees! Find it in the catalog to start your quest.

500 point bonus when earned

Over the Falls

Ever since people first saw Niagara Falls, it seems like no one can get over the falls! But for this badge we're going to take a look at some things that HAVE gone over the falls--sometimes with a bang. The first thing you will look for is from way back in 1837 when some Canadians were fighting to be free of British rule. Some Americans were helping them by sending supplies using a ship with a girl's name. Pro-British Canadians decided to fight back by lighting the ship on fire and sending it over the falls. See if you can see what this incident is called and find it in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Oz Job

Alright, codebreakers, now let's turn our attention to the marvelous land of Oz to look at a truly odd Aussie cryptid! It's sometimes called a kianpraty (that's not code, it's really called that), but it is better known by another name. We'll start by having you look for that other name of this creature--which also happens to be the key to this badge's cipher--in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Painted Emblems of a Race

For this track of the D'oyly Carte Grand Prix, we race through a Savoy Opera about Cursed Barons. And Ghosts, lots of Ghosts. Kart games have all kinds of ghosts, right? Look for the ghost of the red and the green and the pink, then a score, a DVD, and a book to race through 6 laps of this haunted course!

500 point bonus when earned

Pandamonium

Are you ready for some panda-monium? Good, let's get started! Now, when we think of pandas, we usually think of the classic Giant Panda. There's another type of animal, however, which shares part of its name but is not related to the bear. This other sort of panda is much, much smaller, has a stripy tail, and is mainly active at night.

Hunt through the catalog for the name of this other panda - your next code will be in a CD!

100 point bonus when earned

Pappy's Miami Clipper

Not long after airlines starting using wings, there still weren't very many runways around. But if your plane was also a boat, you could go wherever there was water! One of these Early Ocean Airways was founded in 1917 and stayed in business all the way until 2007. Start by figuring out Pappy's real name, and find him in a totally unrelated item in the AADL catalog for your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

Parker Mill County Park

The Park Mill County Park is Nestled along the banks of Fleming Creek and the Huron River, this 45-acre park is a favorite of both history buffs and nature lovers. The historic grist mill is the main attraction, standing as a reminder of the region’s agricultural heritage. This park explorer badge trail walk will be roughly 1.5 miles total. The entire path is paved/boardwalks and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Part of the trail explores riparian and wetland ecosystems; features nature viewing platforms. Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the boardwalks. Note that high water levels may make the trail impassable after rains! When collecting codes be sure that you enter them as one long word - no spaces. The park brochure, with a map can be found here [this map] When traveling to the park, be sure to use the parking lot & entrance on Geddes Rd, just east of Dixboro Rd.

1) Your exploration begins by walking towards the covered pavilion (bathrooms & picnic tables) at the end of the parking lot. Locate the sign just past the wood/metal bike rack on the right titled “Parker Mill’s Native Plant Gardens”. Your first code is the scientific name of the 2nd flower from the top on the right hand side. of the sign. Please note: you must use the spelling as listed on the sign at Parker Mill - which is actually a misspelling.

2) Now Continue traveling down the hill (following the main sign going towards the ‘Hoyt G. Post Trail) - the mill will be on your right. Near the bottom of the hill at the back of the mill, locate the bench with a memorial plaque. Your next code is the word that fills in the blank on the plaque. “In __ of W. Dale & Grace E. Parker by their children.”

3) Continue down the hill and follow the main path straight ahead - keeping the “Frontier Cozy” building to your right and Fleming Creek to your left. On your left - just before the bridge to the Sugarbush Trail there is a bench with a memorial plaque. Your code is the name found in between the two dates.

4) Continue travelling down the main path (100 yards or so) towards the “Hoyt G. Post Trail” (your next stop). The sign and the boardwalk for the “Hoyt G. Post Trail” will be on your left. You will see two wooden markers labeling the boardwalk. Travel another 100 yards or so and then look for the geometric “turn-off” area on the right with several signs explaining the landscape and natural surrounding. Your next code is found in the title of one of the signs. The ____ (Floodplain) Forest.

5) Your next code is found on the “Fleming Creek Watershed” sign in the same area. Look for the sentence that says, “the creek drops almost __ /mile in some sections.”

6) Travel along the boardwalk for a while until you come to the sign titled “Fallen Giants”. Your code is the missing word in this sentence on the sign, “The soils are so wet that trees must grow most of their roots near the surface where there is better__."

7) Continue traveling on the boardwalk for quite a while to the back forest park area. You will pass under the railroad tracks and wind your way through some wildflowers & shrubs. When the first boardwalk cuts to the left keep going straight and then take the next boardwalk path that branches off to the RIGHT. This path will lead you to your final clue - on the turn off. Locate the sign titled “Peat Domes”. Your final code is the combination of the last two words in the sentence that includes “...like a mud-filled__”

That’s it for the codes, but be sure to finish the trail - especially to see the new turn-off when the path reaches the Huron River. If you continue along the boardwalk trail it loops back around and meets back up with the main trail to take you back to

300 point bonus when earned

Pattern Familiars

Time to do a little detective work using your copy of the JUMP brochure! (Wait, do you not have a copy of JUMP, AADL's guide to Fun Stuff for Kids all summer long? You'd better stop into your library and pick one up!) If you look closely at your copy of JUMP, you might notice that swimming among the fishes and frogs are familiar items--though maybe distorted a little bit. Take a look at this picture and then hunt through your JUMP brochure to try to find the pattern that comes from the photo:


The pattern might be a different color than the photo and it could be on a creature or behind one. Once you've found the page with the matching pattern, enter the name of the third event listed there into the I have a Game Code! box for your Summer Game points (and your next clue)!

100 point bonus when earned

Peanuts Gallery

Good grief! Nine of Snoopy's friends (and one of his enemies) have gotten lost in the AADL catalog. Hop down off your house, put your dish on your head, and start dogging their footsteps to earn your supper!

1500 point bonus when earned

PENULTIMATE PICNIC PACK PLAYER

You have achieved amazing prowess in Library Summer Gaming, plus you can now have a lovely picnic too.

500 point bonus when earned

Penultimate Summer Game Expert

You are very good at this game! You have conquered the many challenges of points collecting and snared the silver bottle of almost VICTORY! YAY!

1111 point bonus when earned

Penultimate Summer Game Master

Purchase the Penultimate Summer Game Master Set from the shop for 60,000 points to bring home the silver...lined cooler tote full of goodies!

1000 point bonus when earned

Percy

What movie is this regal little guy from? He is much more privileged than most Disney dogs; he can stick his head out the window of a boat rather than a car!

100 point bonus when earned

Perseus's Path

In Greek mythology the demi-god Perseus is a popular tale starting with Zeus fathering Perseus with Danae. His story has been loosely adapted for film several times. Find the first code in the 1981 movie that told about his clash with the titans.

100 point bonus when earned

Pickle Parade

Lately it seems like everyone is puckering up and taking pickles to new heights. From food to drinks pickles and their juice are showing up in all sorts of new places. Let’s start from the beginning of the life of a pickle. Figure out what vegetable is used and transformed to make a pickle - we're focusing on the most well known/traditional veggie used - and that's particularly popular now. Search for the vegetable in the catalog and find your first code in a book with a fishy take on things.

100 point bonus when earned

Pilot Master

Earn all of the badges in the Airlines of Inquiry series to become a Pilot Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Pink Fish

Purchase Classic Summer Reading Button #11: AAPL Pink Fish to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Pink Panther

Who is this gangly stealth master? Start your badge hunt by finding the original movie that started it all!

100 point bonus when earned

Plants vs Zom-badge

Oh no! There's a zombie on your lawn! Lucky for you, the plants of the ever-so-popular Plants vs. Zombies game aren't your everyday, garden-variety greens. Goals for success: Find all the plants you need to take down the zombies hungering for your brains--and your badge! But you can't start powering your plant-platoon without sunlight, and you can't produce sunlight without this sun-sational plant.

100 point bonus when earned

Player Picks Master

Earn all of the badges in the Player Picks series to become a Player Picks Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Player Picks Master

Earn all of the badges in the Player Picks series to become a Player Picks Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Player Picks Master

Earn all of the badges in the Player Picks Series and become a Player Picks Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Pokémaster

Attend any 2 Pokémondays event at AADL and find the code to earn this badge!

500 point bonus when earned

Pokémonday Masterball

Attend all 4 of this Summer's Pokémondays and collect 4 codes to unlock the Masterball Badge!

500 point bonus when earned

Polkémania Master

Earn all 5 POLKéMANIA badges, and find ALL 27 POLKéMANIA BONUS CODES to earn this POLKéTASTIC Badge!

500 point bonus when earned

POLKéMANIA No. 006

Welcome to POLKéMANIA! Where Pokémon learn TO POLKA! To find this badge, start by breaking No. 006 into a cooking term and a chef. You can find both of them in a cookbook published in 2010.

100 point bonus when earned

POLKéMANIA No. 078

POLKéMANIA continues with Pokémon No. 078. Break it into two real words, it should lead you to one CD that holds your next clue.

100 point bonus when earned

POLKéMANIA No. 079

LET'S POLKA! Start by splitting this Pokémon's name in the most obvious way.

100 point bonus when earned

POLKéMANIA No. 083

Let's POLKéMANIA once more! Pokémon No. 083 is just one letter away from a real word. Replace the apostrophe with the vowel you know should be there, and put the hyphen back in where it should go, and see where that leads you.

100 point bonus when earned

POLKéMANIA No. 188

POLKéMANIA is mostly unstoppable! Start by taking the name of No. 188 and breaking it into two words. Search those two words in the catalog to find a code and your next clue!

100 point bonus when earned

Pooper Scooper

You might have to plug your nose trying to get this smelly badge! Find your first code in a book about a gardening pig with a surprise. 7 codes make a pile!

500 point bonus when earned

Pop Goes the Music

Just what is pop music? The term means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but we’re keeping our deifnition broad for this badge series.

This week we’ll delve into pop music in a general way, to be followed by a decade-by-decade exploration. Ready? Let's count off. One, two, three, four!

When people think of popular music, they might think of radio or even records, but before those, there was another industry or form that helped spread certain songs far and wide.

When you “read” music, what do you usually read it from? Once you figure out that two-word phrase, search for a video that uses those keywords in the catalog whose title makes lots of cents.

100 point bonus when earned

Pop Music Master

Swoon to the tunes of all of the badges in the Pop Music Through the Decades Series and become a Pop Music Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Post-Games

For many athletes, going to the Olympics (and maybe even bringing home a medal) is their greatest achievement. Others go on to even greater things, sometimes having nothing to do with the sport they played at all. Let's find some of these former athletes whose later careers overshadow their Olympic accomplishments. We'll start with someone who was already famous for something else before ever being in the 1976 Olympics: being the daughter of the Queen!

562 point bonus when earned

Potter's Potteds

Teeth and tongues and eyes and spines
These plants are all one-of-a-kind
Magic fills their stems, not water!
That's right! The plants of Harry Potter!

Wait, don't go yet! You aren't dismissed!
First find a class that might say this:
"I'll teach you all you need to know
About how magic flowers grow
I'll plant some wisdom in your mind
I'm botany for wizard-kind!"
Use these clues to figure out
The class taught by Professor Sprout!
Then search the name (this part's a breeze)
and find a book of remedies.

100 point bonus when earned

Power Tool Finder

There's a type of item in AADL's catalog that you might not even know we have. You might have to use the Advanced Search to find it... but find the item and enter its game code!

250 point bonus when earned

Prancing Cera

You can prance if you want to and you can leave your friends behind. But if you want this badge you have to find Michael Cera when he played George Michael - not the singer.

500 point bonus when earned

Pride of Detroit

Roooar! These other Detroit cats are famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view. To start, find a book for kids about the team and its history.

100 point bonus when earned

Prime's Pragmatic Predecessor

Prime who? What? What giant robots be these? He turns into some kind of european fire truck? Start with the Semi-truck leader and see where you get!

500 point bonus when earned

ProDUCTivity

Believe it! There is actually an annual Duct Tape festival held every year on Father’s Day, and this will be its 11th year! Figure out just what state this event takes place in, then hunt through our catalog for a DVD about a winning woman from that state.

100 point bonus when earned

Pseudonymous Trio

There's a famous false name that movie directors use when they want to disown a project they've worked on. Try to figure that last name out, then find the one DVD and 2 downloads in the catalog that reference this legendary loser.

100 point bonus when earned

Public Comment Master

Attend the July 21st Meeting of the AADL Library Board, and make a public comment at the beginning of the meeting! Arrive right at 7 PM on the 4th floor of the Downtown Library and sign up to make a comment. Tell the Library Board what you think about the library and what you think they should do, and get the code from the podium and from the room to earn this badge!

1000 point bonus when earned

Pupa Peeper

Visit the Cecropia Moth Exhibit at the Malletts Creek Branch!

750 point bonus when earned

Queen's English

It may have taken her 60 years, but the Queen finally has the honour of presiding over the Olympic Games this year, just like her father and great-grandfather did. In this badge we'll take a look at the mother tongue used to declare the Games open. First, look in the catalogue to find a recent novel about what happens when the Queen finds herself on a bookmobile and becomes a great reader.

542 point bonus when earned

Quess's Quizzical Quester

Quess is a young girl with a fierce streak and a penchant for trouble. Find all three parts of the mech she piloted in the Universal Century.

500 point bonus when earned

Rabbids Invasion

Originally appearing as part of the Rayman videogame series before spinning off into their own videogame series the Rabbids have become so popular there's a movie in the works and even books! When the Rabbids first showed up in a Rayman game they were very much like the undead creatures walking dead all over the place lately. Find your first code in a youth graphic novel about a different type of undead rabbit.

Rabbit Relatives

The wonderful world of author Rosemary Wells includes many memorable characters, but none are as well known as the harelarious bunny siblings, Max and Ruby. Max is always getting into some sort of wonderful mess. Find your first code in a Max and Ruby youth book with a little bunny baking.

100 point bonus when earned

Race To Space

Attend any 1 Kerbal Space Program event, and any 1 Lego Rovers event in June, July, or August and get the codes to claim this badge!

500 point bonus when earned

READING for... the SPORT of it!

Purchase the Super Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #18: AAPL / UM Family Reading to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Remake Remaster

Try a tag search to find 5 remakes on DVD bearing Game Codes in the AADL catalog, then find the 5 original remade films to collect this 10-code, 3000 point total badge!

500 point bonus when earned

Remember the Mane

Seems like we've had a lot of situations where there are two constellations that represent the same animal: Canis, Ursa, a couple of snakes in there. We're doing it again, this time with lions! You are looking for the bigger of the two lions. Try to find a kids book whose title character shares his name with this constellation!

100 point bonus when earned

Retro Rewind Rivals

This week’s rivals are two pairs of ladies! We’ll start with the comic variety - two ladies that Archie just could never decide between. Betty and Veronica are best friends and best enemies. One is blond and one is brunette and they both had infinite patience with Archie. Find your first code in a Teen Graphic novel about the two of them having some summer fun.

100 point bonus when earned

Return of Ingalls Quest

Come to Top of the Park on 6/16, 6/23, or 6/30 to play Ingalls Quest!

800 point bonus when earned

Return of the Branch Explorer

Collect the SECOND SET of codes from all 5 AADL locations!

1000 point bonus when earned

Revolutionary Shores

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you've been trying to kick the King of England out of your country and it hasn't been going so well. After you got the British out of New York City, they returned to take it back…and New Jersey along with it. What's you next move? If you are this guy, you get your troops together on Christmas night, cross this river, and catch the enemy unaware! Find a dvd about this general (later president) and the river he crossed!

100 point bonus when earned

Ricky's Reliable Rescuer

This Giant Robot is friend to a little cheesily-named mouse! To assemble, look for Ricky or Robot on each of the 4 inner planets!

500 point bonus when earned

Riding Bareback

Time to learn about the most famous Nude Noblewoman on a Horse in history! Let's start out easy: just do a search for this Lady's name in the catalog and find your first code.

100 point bonus when earned

Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! Although this decade was deemed the Jazz Age, there were interesting things happening throughout popular music, including the emergence of the Blues as a musical genre.

Although music was played there before and after the 1920s, during this particular decade one particular Memphis Street emerged as important to the Blues. Search for the name of this roadway in the catalog, to find a specific book about the Blues in (mostly) a different state.

100 point bonus when earned

Robots Take NYC

Go check out the Twig Terrariums window at 826MI/Robot Supply & Repair. @ 115 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor MI. The code can be collected 24 hours a day since it's in the window, but if you want to check out the shop their hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-8pm & Saturday, 11am to 8pm.

300 point bonus when earned

Rock Around the Clock

There were a lot of different types of popular music in the 1950s, but its perhaps best known for rock 'n' roll. We’ll kick off our countdown with the term “rock ’n’ roll” itself — used by a Cleveland disc jockey in 1951. Figure out the name of that record slinger, and hunt for it in the catalog. Zero in on a movie that tells the story of a truly wild board game.

100 point bonus when earned

Rock On You Axolotl

Purchased Classic Summer Reading Button #12 Happy Axolotl (1993) [very common] from the Summer Game Shop!

Sad Keanu

Keanu Reeves and his sandwich are so sad they need to find game codes to cheer them up. There are 3 codes hidden in items to try to make Keanu happy. He’s sad in a Blu-Ray movie with Klaatu, getting some advice from a little girl on unusual sandwich toppings in the 2nd, and the 3rd is hidden in a kid’s book about another Keanu.

500 point bonus when earned

Salvelinus Alpinus

Here's a fish who shares a name with a bad guy captain. Start by finding this fish in the AADL catalog and see where he swims!

500 point bonus when earned

Scary Rabbits

We think of bunnies as cute and cuddly, but that's not always the case! Let’s start our search for scary bunnies by finding a youth book where the family’s vegetables somehow turn white each night after a new pet bunny is adopted.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player KathyD

100 point bonus when earned

Science Fiction is a Team Sport

Sometimes you need a partner to do great science, and working with another writer can result in great fiction! First, find the book where the imaginers of A Voodoo Child and Coraline meet between the worlds.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player cherylo!

500 point bonus when earned

Scomberomorus Cavalla

AHOY! Start by figuring out what this fish is, then look for its fishy parts in the catalog!

500 point bonus when earned

Scott Pilgrim's Progress

Scott Pilgrim has 6 books, a few haircuts, and a lot of fights before he truly has it all together. You've got 7 codes. First, before there was Scott, there was a girl on a pilgrimmage from California to Vancouver. Find this first graphic novel from Scott Pilgrim's creator.

600 point bonus when earned

Screen Teens: 50s to the 90s

Teenagers on the big screen are so misunderstood, confused, and still forming no matter what decade it is... often times parents just don't understand, and all too often it's because of that crazy music they listen to. We're going to take you through teen tales, decade by decade. Your first code is hidden is a classic 1950s story of high school and youth, a movie staring Glenn Ford.

100 point bonus when earned

Seafaring Serpents

This week's magical marvel will take use back in time AND back under the deep blue sea. There are a lot of theories swirling around the great and mysterious sea serpent. They're notorious for popping out at ships when you least expect it and disappearing back into the deep. To start our search, find a photo in Old News of a man from 1936 whose helmet makes him look ready to follow a serpent down into the deep sea.

100 point bonus when earned

Secret Shop Finder

Find the Secret Shop and enter the Secret Shop Secret Code to earn your Secret Shop Finder badge!

1 point bonus when earned

Seemingly Innocent Snake

Purchased Classic Summer Reading Button #22 Book Hill Snake (1991) [unbelievably rare] from the Summer Game Shop!

Serially Weird

Here's a weird one: look for 4 weird series in the AADL Catalog; there's a code hidden in one item in each one!

500 point bonus when earned

Sharknado Attack!

One of the luckiest things about living on the Great Lakes is that we have NO sharks in our lovely waters! But the world’s oceans are filled with a fascinating and sometimes frightening variety of sharks. We all know about the Great White, and the Hammerhead - so let’s learn about the more obscure, hipster sharks! Find your first code in a digital download book about a shark named after a mythical creature made famous in the Jim Henson movie, Labyrinth. David Bowie played the King of these creatures.

100 point bonus when earned

Shirley Debuts

Shirley Temple was one of the first child stars in cinema. She made her first movie when she was three years old in 1932. Her breakout movie came in out in 1934. Find your first code in an item that mentions the name of this movie.

100 point bonus when earned

Shirley Gets Lost

You may have noticed that often Shirley plays characters who are orphans, become orphans or just get lost and sort of become orphans. Moving on to 1936 figure out the name of the movie she starred in about a girl who gets lost and ends up becoming part of a musical act. You will find your first code hidden in a DVD with the same movie title, but it's about an heiress.

100 point bonus when earned

Shirley Gets Older

Once Shirley wasn't as cute, her movies didn't do as well. In 1942 when she was 14 years old, Shirley received her first on-screen kiss. Figure out the name of the movie and find your first game code in a book of songs that features a song with the same name of the character she played (but they aren’t related).

100 point bonus when earned

Shirley is Orphaned...Again

In 1938 Shirley starred in three films. Start looking for your first code in the classic children’s book she starred in a loose movie adaptation of. The main character lives on a farm for a while.

100 point bonus when earned

Shirley Makes Her Mark

Shirley was known for her gorgeous curly hair so it's only appropriate that the movie Curly Top came out in 1935! She sang one of her most famous songs in this movie! Find a CD in the catalog that features this song about soup.

100 point bonus when earned

Signal Receiver #1

In the 1840s, Ann Arbor was the home to an abolitionist newspaper devoted to ending slavery. It was often referred to as the "Signal", but the actual title was longer than that. Try to use our local history site to figure out what it was the "Signal of."

150 point bonus when earned

Signal Receiver #2

The Signal was an abolitionist newspaper run mostly by two men. One was the Rev. Guy Beckley, and the other was the editor for the paper's whole life. See if you can figure out his last name.

150 point bonus when earned

Signal Receiver #3

Oh no! Someone lost a cow in the June 20, 1842 issue of the Signal. Can you figure out which city the cow belongs in?

150 point bonus when earned

Signal Receiver #4

In 1847, some men tried to kidnap escaped slave Adam Crosswhite and his family and take them back to slavery. The whole town rose up to stop those men and save the Crosswhites. Use the Signal to figure out what Michigan city all of this took place in.

150 point bonus when earned

Signal Receiver #5

The Signal supported this man for the 1844 presidential election who didn't win. He was the candidate of the Liberty Party. See if you can figure out his last name.

150 point bonus when earned

Silver Mettle

Yo-ho-ho, Lydia Learners. This time we're going to dive in and see what we can find out about "Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola" (though you can just call it Treasure Island for short) and its villain. First you need to find who wrote it--not so fast. EVERYONE knows Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. What YOU need to look for in the catalog is the name he used when he published it in 1881-1882.

100 point bonus when earned

Silver Screen Master

Earn all of the badges in the Silver Screen series to become a Silver Screen Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Sing, Sing, Sing!

In the thirties Blues, Jazz and other genres we explored in the 1920s continued on, but they were sometimes adapted into - and sometimes joined by - other new sounds, too. Let's start out with a transition from the Blues to Gospel. In the early 30s, a Blues pianist wrote the song "Take My Hand Precious Lord" and eventually was dubbed The Father of Gospel Music. Hunt down a CD by a mystical guitarist who plays a song written by this very same forefather.

100 point bonus when earned

Sixth Degree Baconator

Ever hear about how everybody in show business is somehow connected to Kevin Bacon? Start with Kevin's breakout teen dance rebellion film and follow the clues to find all 7 codes to see how deep the Bacon goes!

800 point bonus when earned

Slapstick Shenanigans

Some of the best duos around are comedy duos and our first badge will go all the way back to the beginning of movies - when there was no sound! This duo were one of the originators of slapstick humor - one was thin and British and the other was round and American. They went by their last name’s only and their first short film as a duo was called “Putting Pants on Philip.” When you figure out who this duo is find your first code in volume 1 of their essential collection.

100 point bonus when earned

Sloths, Wombats & Capybaras, Oh My!

This badge is a celebration of three unique, brown, and fascinating animals. If you’re anything like Kristen Bell you have discovered the fascinating cuteness of the sloth - hold it together though! Wombats are marsupials with backwords pouches and really big butts. And Capybaras? They’re the world’s biggest rodent and locally they hang out with the guanacos at the Detroit Zoo. Take a deep breath and start by finding a story about a sloth by that famous children’s author and illustrator.

500 point bonus when earned

Slow and Steady Sets the Pace

This week’s bunny hop features an interloper who may have outsmarted the hare with his approach to competition. But before we explore the story of the Tortoise and the Hare you need to figure out who wrote this special tale - search for the author’s name and the literary genre this story is part of. Find your first code in a youth book of lessons learned from these stories.

100 point bonus when earned

Slow and Steady Wins the Badge

Do you wish everyone would just slow down and enjoy things a bit more? Would you rather be basking in the sun without a care in the world? Is your dreamhouse one that you can take with you wherever you go? If you said "yes!" then this is the badge for you. Show all those haste-makes-wasters who's boss by being the first to make it to this badge's finish line. First of all, a toon tortoise named Cecil beat a certain hare by a hair. Find a book about that bunny.

100 point bonus when earned

Smart Cookie #1

Mrs. Hinsdale makes some great cream puffs. I wish I had the recipe. See if you can find it in the only AADL local history product about food.

150 point bonus when earned

Smart Cookie #2

He’s a cute little guy. Is that your new pet? You’re going to COOK it? That’s pretty disgusting. Where are you even going to learn how to cook one of those?

150 point bonus when earned

Smart Cookie #3

You can’t fool me by calling this cheese! Cheese isn’t made out of a pig’s head! There is no way I’m eating that. Gross…

150 point bonus when earned

Smart Cookie #4

Jell-O! I love Jell-O, and you can liven it up with fruit or marshmallows or—wait, what? You put WHAT in the Jell-O?

150 point bonus when earned

Smart Cookie #5

Put on the Black Bottom Stomp and see if you can find Mr. Morton’s stage name. You might need to look someplace else and then follow what you find for recipe with a delicious code..

400 point bonus when earned

Smartest Cookie!

Find all the Smart Cookie codes and have this badge for dessert.

500 point bonus when earned

So Long and Thanks for All the Badges

You ought to be familiar with Douglas Adams' legendary Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series; but can you find 5 game codes attached to Adams' lesser known work or related items?

1000 point bonus when earned

Social Media Explorer

If you want to stay connected with all of the great things going on at AADL, you might want to tune into some of the many ways we connect with our patrons. Find all of our profiles on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for a total of 500 points!

100 point bonus when earned

Someone's in the Kitchen with Science

Come to all three AADL events about science around the house: Trash Tanks, Polymers, and Kitchen Science!

1500 point bonus when earned

Something Wicked

Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron…well, you get the idea. Witches! Wicked warty witches. Wonderful wise witches. They come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some things they all seem to have in common, starting with their favorite way to get around! Witches are well-known for flying around on a household cleaning item. Find an article in Old News from 1895 about these flying floor-cleaners.

100 point bonus when earned

Sonic's World

Even though he's been around for over 20 years now, this hero and his series of games are still going full-speed. Let's take a stroll (dash?) through the world of Sonic the Hedgehog. To begin with, there's a musician whose nickname was "Sonic". Find one of the CDs he played on.

500 point bonus when earned

Space Probe Master

Earn all of the badges in the Boldly Going...Going...Gone series to become a Space Probe Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Spinning a Yarn: Downtown

Maybe you have noticed the extra yarn decorating the Downtown Garden, but now a visit is worth some points! Visit the Downtown Garden and find the game code near the cool pieces people who attended a Yarn Bombing workshop in early June made! This decorative street art is called "yarn bombing." This street art is international and pieces of yarn art can be found in cities, states and countries all over the world. The trend started in the early noughts/2000s as a fun, but not permanent or destructive, way to adorn public spaces.

200 point bonus when earned

Spinning a Yarn: Pittsfield

Frequent visitors to Pittsfield Branch have probably noticed the knitted pieces and yarn pom-poms hanging from the trees along the entrance to the building. Earlier in June attendees of a Yarn Bombing workshop knitted, crocheted and created fun yarn pieces to decorate the trees outside the branch. This decorative street art is called "yarn bombing." This street art is international and pieces of yarn art can be found in cities, states and countries all over the world. The trend started in the early noughts/2000s as a fun, but not permanent or destructive, way to adorn public spaces.

200 point bonus when earned

Sprites of Earth and Air

Our first track of the SUPER D'OYLY CARTE GRAND PRIX has four magical laps. On the first lap, start with Mario Magic to set the tone, then the Second Savoy Opera will lead you to a CD, a Music Score, and a DVD as you race past fiends of flame and fire!

500 point bonus when earned

Sprouts Be Stylin'

If you have eaten out at any ‘hip’ eateries lately you have probably noticed that brussel sprouts are everywhere now! If you haven’t tried them because you recall the overcooked, mini-cabbage bitterness that so often colored early brussel sprout experiences - your life will be changed. This “new” world of brussel sprouts involves all sorts of new preparations and flavors! Find your first code in a teen graphic novel that includes these sprouts.

100 point bonus when earned

Squee!-Master

Earn all of the badges in the KAWAII! SQUEE! series to become a Squee!-Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Srira-cha-cha

The garlicky heat of Sriracha sauce has been building a steady following over the last few years, and these green-topped bottles of sauce have been popping up on tables throughout the country - places serving all types of food. There are other sauces (used in Thai cooking) that share the sriracha name, but it's that rooster-emblazoned bottle that's been getting all the love lately, so let's heat things up and learn a little bit about this popular pepper sauce. As far as sauces go, the ingredient list on Sriracha is pretty straightforward. The ingredients list "chili peppers," but a little further digging reveals that there is one special type of pepper always used in making the sauce. Hunt for the name of this pepper, and fine a comfort food cookbook for your first code.

150 point bonus when earned

Star Giver

Add a star rating to at least 1 item in the AADL catalog.

Star Giver

Add a star rating to at least 1 item in the AADL catalog.

Star Giver

Add a star rating to at least 1 item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Star Giver

Add a star rating to at least 1 item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Started with a Bang!

A lot of things start or started with a bang, like track races, the Universe, and Bangkok. To start your hunt, you'll begin by looking at the "bang" that is the prominent theory of what formed the universe and expanded space around us. Find your first code in a book about this that includes new ideas about cosmology, the fate of the universe, and how remnants of this event can help us determine the future of the Universe.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player Olivia!

100 point bonus when earned

Stayin' Alive

Welcome to the 70s! We’ll start out with disco, though as you’ll see reflected in this badge, there were lots of different varieties of pop music bubbling up in this era. The title of this badge is also, of course, the title of a song which was the opening music for a ’77 blockbuster that helped disco cross into the true mainstream. Stayin’ Alive was just a part of a whole soundtrack composed for the movie by one band. Find a biography of that band in the catalog for your first code.

100 point bonus when earned

Still Going

After the struggles of the 1990s, NASA hit it big in the naughts with a pair of identical rovers launched in the summer of 2003. Known officially as MER-A and MER-B, these twin rovers have become very well known by a pair of names suggested by Sofi Collis, a 9 year old girl with dreams of becoming a geologist. Find these two rovers together in the AADL catalog to begin their long journey to the red planet.

100 point bonus when earned

Street Fightin' Men

This week our dynamic duo are the loveable Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street - they had their disagreements of course, but they prove that very different people can be close friends. Bert & Ernie were in the original pilot episode of Sesame Street and they were based on the friendship of Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Find your first clue in the blu-ray of a movie that Frank directed. It’s about a deadly houseplant - you might have even seen them do a production of it earlier in June at the Ann Arbor Civic Theater!

100 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #10: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

The Luicks would have quite a shock
To see all the add-ons to their block
There's even a tower
With bells on the hour
What's this place? (It says under the clock!)

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #10: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

“It Is Mayor Luick” the headlines proclaim
But other locals to prominence came
Homegrown is the new
Council president, too.
What is this other Ann Arbor name?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #10: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

Anything made by wood that was cut
Anything to be open or shut
Was made by those brothers
And for another
Thing, Luicks were dealers in what?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #10: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #10: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #10: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Now you visit your favorite stall numbers
For apples or beets or cucumbers.
But before the market stood,
You could just knock on wood:
Who'd you visit to pick up some lumber?

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #1: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

The roofline is where this code’s source is
And an arrow moved by the wind’s forces:
If your neck you will crane,
You’ll spy over the vane
A carriage that’s pulled by ___ _____.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #1: Old Newsmakers

Visit the right Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

If a stroll through Old News you will take,
There’s a photo you just can’t mistake:
The chief looks with pride
At the station’s new ride,
And you just have to find the car’s make.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #1: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

A half-circle of stone still does grace,
This brick building’s southernmost face,
Eighteen-eighty-two
Is the year it was new,
Now what is the name of this place?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #1: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #1: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #1: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Your code is the number of years,
The Old City Hall sat ‘cross from here.
No chutes, lots of ladders,
A siren-song clatter’s
The soundtrack to Streets Quest’s premiere.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #2: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

Stand by the panel, peek through and you’ll see
A new name where the Cunningham’s sign used to be.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #2: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

A fire at Mack’s threatened to burn down the town, but some heroes helped Main St’s luck change:
Chief Sipley, Charlie Thomas, and one Mr. Allen, whose three-word nickname’s a bit strange.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #2: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

For many different items you could visit Sedgwick Dean:
Peanuts, toys, and candy, or this brand of gasoline.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #2: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #2: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #2: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Long ago, Main became the commercial stop for both townie and country hick,
And women worried less about mud on their skirts--after Main Street was _____ ____ _____.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #3: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

If you stand where this panel should be (and where now you can see just its spirit),
Look to the cross signal for a sign that tells you how to treat your bike when you are near it.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #3: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

That Gregory Block got a namechange, to something so much more official,
Not just banks and hotels, the new name reflected that now it had functions judicial.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #3: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

The building that stood before Gregory, was another to fill you with dread,
Not the building so much as its name, which came from it’s sangineous red.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #3: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #3: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #3: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Don’t be afraid to go banking, or do business of various sorts,
Though imposing the place you must go to, I guess the ball’s in your court!

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #4: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

If you look to the building that started this quest
You’ll spot lots of signs of all manner.
But look to a column (at west by northwest)
And you’ll find these four words on a banner.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #4: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

If you thirsted for knowledge back in ’46,
Wahr’s Books was the place that you went
And they’d sell you something for your info fix:
A reference work with an English accent.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #4: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

Before 1870, students wishing to shop
Went to Main Street to buy what they’d please
But now along State Street these scholars could stop--
Maybe purchase these tomes to help get their JDs.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #4: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #4: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #4: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

If the folks in this panel had travelled through time,
They’d find themselves in this arcade:
But it doesn’t take quarters (or pennies or dimes),
And though different in structure, the name itself stayed.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #5: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

At Ray’s place they make sure in time that your money will be properly multiplied,
Strange, then, to look at the door and see just what it is that they don’t keep inside.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #5: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

In the Edison store you would get some new bulbs for any old dead ones you’d got,
Picture doing it yourself--getting some info too--like the use for 25 watts.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #5: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

Since 1912, Barton Pond is where Ann Arborites have gone when they have canoed and swam.
All thanks to one structure, and one UM Dean’s design that proved itself to be worth a dam.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #5: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #5: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #5: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Go to where you could get light bulbs (or most things that plugged into the wall),
And the name on the sign was the same as the man we can thank for those light bulbs at all.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #6: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

Heading inside to argue a torte,
A sign you see makes you stop short:
Name this list of each thing
That you never should bring
If you're on your way into the court.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #6: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

When they took down the hotel marquee
A photographer stopped by to see
What's the name on the truck
Of the guys who got stuck
Demolishing to earn their fee.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #6: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

That first inn just changed its name slightly
But kept serving guests quite politely.
So find me the name
Of the one dish of game
That some guests partook of fortnightly.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #6: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #6: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #6: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

In a place that you’ve quested before,
Turn around to go questing once more:
This time begins
With the oldest of inns;
Name the place you’d stay in days of yore.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #7: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

If you look just behind you, First National towers,
It's original gleam now brought back.
Who were the folks who used registry powers
Then bestowed this place with a plaque?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #7: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

A swindler! Another one! We've been fooled twice!
He took away 15 bucks clean!
He tricked the First National, but who paid the price
Of his fiendishly clever new scheme?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #7: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

Bach probably felt his block safe from flames
Should fire come hitting his bricks:
It'd rise from the ashes--look how much in claims
Have been paid by his neighbor Phoenix.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #7: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #6: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #7: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Money, money, money, it makes the world go 'round,
They say that's the (other) golden rule.
Lots of banks and lots of shops on this panel are found,
And even a business-y school.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #8: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

Stepping back from the panel to look at the Hall,
Don't wait long to turn on your heel.
Or you'll bump into art standing metal and tall.
Who made this archway of steel?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #8: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

Some folks figured after the death of old Anton
They'd stop carving out granite and marble blocks.
But the family won't let Eisele's work be undone:
They'll still do building work and carve what kind of walks?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #8: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

Maybe you're not a farmer-hey, each to his own
You make widgets or gewgaws instead.
No call for the Hall, try this office nearer home:
Buy some flour with that hard-earned bread.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #8: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #8: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #8: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

Climb up the courthouse and look out northeast,
See there's nothing this town is short of;
Get some marble, some gas, an Italian feast,
Even tools in what's circled above.

500 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #9: Glass Gazing

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel on the street to begin the second part of your quest:

Where Wagner once smithed in his shop
People still have occasion to stop
Feuer still burn, but these
Are now for mac & cheese
With truffled bread crumbs on the top.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #9: Old Newsmakers

Look through Old News to begin the third leg of your quest:

The Earle lasted many generations
But got painted and saw renovations.
But don't be concerned:
The Fassade has returned!
Who oversaw these restorations?

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #9: Online Onlooker

Visit the right Ann Arbor Streets panel online to begin the first part of your quest:

For their heritage, these Volk had inate pride
But felt their new home, too, had a great side:
Where they made those Klaviers
Is a banner quite clear
In urging for purchases stateside.

1000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #9: Quest Completed!

Complete all three parts of Streets Quest #9: Online Onlooker, Glass Gazing, and Old Newsmakers!

2000 point bonus when earned

Streets Quest #9: Quest Unlocker

Find the right panel in Ann Arbor Streets to solve the riddle and unlock your quest:

From Swabia came one groß migration;
So much came to our town from one nation!
Find one German last name
That brought Ann Arbor fame
With his musical organ-ization.

500 point bonus when earned

Strip Search

Today, comics strips are both enjoyed and studied as an art form, but it wasn't always like this. The first few decades of comic strips only happened at all because newspaper tycoons saw how good comics would sell papers. Luckily, there were some very good comics that were made in the years before WWII, and in this badge we'll track some of them down. We'll start with the strip that shares both an author and a premise with the early strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.

500 point bonus when earned

Stupendous Badge of Hero-ing

Our spiky haired antihero seems to have his tag sticking up. Thank goodness his duplicator did not repeat this error! Find the book with the duplicator on the cover.

500 point bonus when earned

Summer Game Shopper

Buy something with your points in the Summer Game Shop!

100 point bonus when earned

Summer Master

Have some fun in the sun with all of the badges in the Summer Spree Series and become a Summer Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Summer Reader

Complete the Paper Summer Reading Game and earn 1000 points!

Super Awesome Player

Use the word Awesome at least 10 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. Now that is awesome.

1 point bonus when earned

Super Checkout Master

Score points for at least 10 checkouts through your checkout history.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Comment Master

Submit 10 comments on AADL blog posts.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Comment Master

Submit 10 comments on AADL blog posts.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Comment Master

Submit 10 comments on AADL blog posts.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Comment Master

Submit 10 comments on AADL blog posts.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Comment Typer

Average at least 10 characters per comment during Summer Game 2011.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Cool Hunter

You said the word Cool at least 10 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Now that is cool.

1 point bonus when earned

Super D'Oyly Carte Gran Prix Master

Earn all of the badges in the Super D'Oyly Carte Gran Prix series to become a Super D'Oyly Carte Gran Prix Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Downtown Master

Find all of the codes in the Downtown Library!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Downtown Master

Find all of the codes in the Downtown Library to become a Super Downtown Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Downtown Master

Find all of the codes in the Downtown Library to become a Super Downtown Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Fan Master

Earn all of the badges in the Root for the Home Team series to become a Super Fan Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Greater

Said the word Great at least 10 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Pretty great!

1 point bonus when earned

Super List Building Master

Add at least 10 items to Public Lists you created.

100 point bonus when earned

Super List Master

Add at least 10 items to Public Lists you created.

100 point bonus when earned

Super List Master

Add at least 10 items to Public Lists you created.

100 point bonus when earned

Super List Master

Add at least 10 items to Public Lists you created.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Malletts Master

Find all of the codes in the Malletts Branch!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Malletts Master

Find all of the codes in the Malletts Creek Branch to become a Super Malletts Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Malletts Master

Find all of the codes in the Malletts Creek Branch to become a Super Malletts Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Ok Goer

Say OK at least 10 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. OK? Ok.

1 point bonus when earned

Super Pitts Master

Find all of the codes in the Pittsfield Branch!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Pitts Master

Find all of the codes in the Pittsfield Branch to become a Super Pitts Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Pitts Master

Find all of the codes in the Pittsfield Branch to become a Super Pitts Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Polka Bonus

Did you find all 27 Bonus codes spread across the 5 POLKéMANIA badges? If not, you'd better start now! You'll find a bonus code in every clue except the first one on each badge!

173 point bonus when earned

Super Public Speaker

Get your civic engagement on! To earn this badge, attend the July or August Meetings of the AADL Board of Trustees at Pittsfield Branch at 7 PM on July 15, or 4th Floor Downtown at 7 PM on August 19. Get the code for the meeting itself, but also arrive early to sign up for and make a Public Comment to the Board at the very beginning of the meeting for another code! Tell your library board what you think about your library and take your commenting to the next level!

1500 point bonus when earned

Super Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 1 friend, you get this badge plus 500 points!

200 point bonus when earned

Super Recruitment Master

Have you recruited a friend with library card yet? If you look at your player details, the 4th item down is your referral code #. If you share this number with a AADL library card-holding friend and they sign up for the summer game, all they have to do is redeem your code # and you both will get 500 points! If you recruit 1 friend, you get this badge plus 500 points!

200 point bonus when earned

Super Review Master

Submit 10 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Review Master

Submit 10 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Review Master

Submit 10 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Review Master

Submit 10 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Review Typer

Average at least 10 characters per review during Summer Game 2011.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Star Master

Rate 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Star Master

Rate 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Star Master

Rate 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Star Master

Rate 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

SUPER SUMMER GAME MASTER 2013

You have achieved the ultimate pinnacle of library summer gaming: the SUPREME SUMMER GAME MASTER SET! Get one in the shop to earn this badge!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Summer Reader

Complete the Paper Summer Reading Game and earn 1000 points!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super Summer Reader

Complete the Paper Summer Reading Game and earn 1000 points!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Summer Reader

Complete the Paper Summer Reading Game and earn 2000 points!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super T-Wood Master

Find all of the codes in the Traverwood Branch to become a Super T-Wood Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super T-Wood Master

Find all of the codes in the Traverwood Branch to become a Super T-Wood Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super Tag Master

Add 10 tags to items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Tag Master

Add tags to 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Tag Master

Add tags to 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Tag Master

Add tags to 10 items in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Super Twood Master

Find all of the codes in the Traverwood Branch!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super West Master

Find all of the codes in the West Branch!

1000 point bonus when earned

Super West Master

Find all of the codes in the West Branch to become a Super West Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super West Master

Find all of the codes in the West Branch to become a Super West Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Super-Supernaturals

Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's…it's…a super-heroic history badge! Usually the world of the paranormal is limited to witches and werewolves and other awesome creatures, but if superheroes aren't paranormal--with their crazy powers and inside-out outfits--who is? Let's put the SUPER in "supernatural" and find ourselves a few heroes in history. Most superheroes are made when hapless humans accidentally fall into vats of radioactive goo, but one superhero was made after he got bitten by an eight-legged, radioactive insect. Find out what kind of insect and find it and your code in Old News in an article of industry.

100 point bonus when earned

Superheroes & Awesome Heroines

Kids Read Comics has so many great comics authors that I'm having a hard time deciding who to go talk to first. I'm pretty excited to visit with an author whose latest book is just out this year about a girl named Maggie, going off to high school, and, oh yeah, her friend the ghost.

500 point bonus when earned

Supreme Checkout Master

Score points for at least 1000 checkouts through your checkout history.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Comment Master

Submit 1000 comments on AADL blog posts.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Comment Master

Submit 1000 comments on AADL blog posts.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Comment Master

Submit 100 comments on AADL blog posts.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Comment Master

Submit 100 comments on AADL blog posts.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Comment Typer

Average at least 1000 characters per comment during Summer Game 2011. Zounds! You are amazing, thanks for playing!

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Cool Hunter

You said the word Cool at least 1000 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Now that is a towering pile of cool.

1 point bonus when earned

Supreme Greater

You said the word Great at least 1000 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Now that is a whole mess of great.

1 point bonus when earned

Supreme List Building Master

Add 1000 items to Public Lists you created.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme List Master

Add 1000 items to Public Lists you created.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme List Master

Add 1000 items to Public Lists you created.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme List Master

Add 1000 items to Public Lists you created.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Master Badge Master

Earn ALL of the series Master Badges to become a Supreme Master Badge Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Review Master

Review 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Review Master

Submit 1000 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Review Master

Submit 1000 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Review Master

Submit 1000 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Review Typer

Average at least 1000 characters per review during Summer Game 2011. Oh WOW, super nice work! THANKS!

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Star Master

Rate 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Star Master

Rate 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Star Master

Rate 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Star Master

Rate 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Summer Game Master

Purchase the Supreme Summer Game Master Set from the shop for 100,000 points... that means YOU WIN!

1000 point bonus when earned

SUPREME SUMMER GAME MASTER!

Purchased the Supreme Summer Game Master Set from the shop for 100,000 points... that means YOU WIN

Supreme Tag Master

Add 1000 tags to items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Tag Master

Add tags to 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Tag Master

Add tags to 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supreme Tag Master

Add tags to 1000 items in the AADL catalog.

2000 point bonus when earned

Supremely Awesome Player

You used the word Awesome at least 1000 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Now that, is a lot of Awesome. Is too much awesome still awesome?

1 point bonus when earned

Supremely OK Goer

You said OK at least 1000 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. OK, it is possible you might have an OK problem!

1 point bonus when earned

Surf's Up

"Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learning' how, c'mon a safari with me…" Oh, wait! We're not really going on a surfin' safari, but we are going to take a little adventure to celebrate the fact that June is Surf Music Month! To find your first code, figure out what tune those lyrics come from. Once you figure that out, search the catalog for the title of that song and find a DVD where a famous mouse boogies at the beach.

100 point bonus when earned

Swan Songs

Well stargazers, we've come to the last badge of our Constellation Consternation series, so it seems only fitting that we sit down and listen to a swan. I guess. But all of your codes for this badge will be found in CDs, so at least there ARE songs! Your first task for this last badge is to find the constellation that represents the swan (singing or no).

100 point bonus when earned

Tags Away!

Add at least 1 tag to any item in the AADL catalog.

Tags Away!

Add at least 1 tag to any item in the AADL catalog.

Tags Away!

Add at least 1 tag to any item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Tags Away!

Add at least 1 tag to any item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Take Your Best Shot

Ann Arbor has a long history of photography with photographers setting up shop--well, studio--here as far back as the late-19th century. See if the Architecture Archive has anything about an old photography studio, or maybe even a Daguerreotype Salon.

400 point bonus when earned

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Time for you to take the bull by the horns with this badge about--you guessed it--bulls and horns! Also about the constellation that represents a bull. Find the name of this constellation in the catalog for your first code.

100 point bonus when earned

Team Titans

Great Olympic teams come with great nicknames, and this year was no exception. To earn your badge, find the name of the team that the following athletes were on in the catalog. First up: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, and a few others in 1992.

546 point bonus when earned

Ted's Towering Terror

You need two items to put together our first giant robot. One stars Liz, Rock, and a Rebel. The other is a true book about a rusty element. Find these two pieces of the name, then the animated feature they combine to form, and add the five nights that inspired it to claim TED'S TOWERING TERROR!

500 point bonus when earned

Tee for Two

Surely everybody knows this most famous of duos. Find this cartoon in the catalog to get started!

500 point bonus when earned

Tell Us What You Really Think

Submit a Review on any 1 item in the AADL catalog.

Tell Us What You Really Think

Submit a Review on any 1 item in the AADL catalog.

Tell Us What You Really Think

Submit a Review on any 1 item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Tell Us What You Really Think

Submit a Review on any 1 item in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Temple Master

Earn all of the badges in the Shirley Temple, Curly Girl series to become a Temple Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Terrarium Master

Earn all of the badges in the Terrarium Hysterium Series and become a Terrarium Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Terrific Terrariums

What’s so great about terrariums, you say? Well, for starters, these itty bitty ecosystems are all the rage and tons of fun, plus they have a pretty amazing past! First things first: Look for a book about these teensy weensy whimsical worlds in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

That's a Wrap!

Attend the 2014 Summer Game Wrap Party at Malletts Creek from 2-4 PM on Sunday, August 31st! Meet the staff and players and get the code that unlocks this badge! Don't forget to solve MALLETTS QUEST to unlock the badge!

500 point bonus when earned

The 60's Were Weird

The 60's were indeed weird, just take it from today's reviewers! Use your growing catalog skills to find 4 items from the 60's that were reviewed as weird by AADL users.

500 point bonus when earned

The BELGIAN KEY

Once upon a time there was a boy without a stitch; depending on the legend, he was poor, or he was rich. The legends say the boy endeared himself to a whole nation, by simply saying what he thought of war, through micturation.

The BELGIAN TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the BELGIAN KEY and the BELGIAN GATE, and cleared them to claim the BELGIAN TREASURE!

The Best of the Worst of the West

These actors played some of the most memorable villains in some of the greatest westerns of all time. A couple of them even played against type. Find your first code in a film with a bad guy who takes great liberty with two of Hollywood's leading men - only he's the one who gets shot, point blank!

100 point bonus when earned

The Big Score

This book by Hard Case Crime author is the first in his series of acclaimed heist novels. The movies have given us two film versions of this story, one with Lee Marvin and one with Mel Gibson--it's also been recently adapted as a graphic novel....

500 point bonus when earned

The Blue Bird... of Happiness?

Shirley Temple was supposed to star in The Wizard of Oz, but it fell through. So in 1940 she made a movie that was supposed to 20th Century Fox’s high fantasy answer to the Wizard of Oz. Instead the Blue Bird is a fascinating, totally bizarre and at times creepy movie that is a must see. Figure out the author of the play that The Blue Bird was based on and find your first code in a Russian youth book version of it.

100 point bonus when earned

The BOOLEAN KEY

Athenians in modern Greece have something for your shelf; It's half about a brilliant man, and half about itself. Comics help you find the way, but only when misspelled Rustle up this complex set of theories built and felled.

The BOOLEAN TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the BOOLEAN KEY and the BOOLEAN GATE, and cleared them to claim the BOOLEAN TREASURE!

The Cat Who Somethinged

You may be familiar with "The Cat Who" mystery series by Lillian Jackson Braun. To earn this badge, find The Cat Who did something in 5 books by people OTHER than Lillian Jackson Braun!

500 point bonus when earned

The CHRONO KEY

Agamemnon slew the beast; I saw the villain fall; He drew me up upon his mount and took me to his hall. I learned the ways of King and Court, was poised to take the throne; My friends refused to let me choose this dad above my own.

The CHRONO TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the CHRONO KEY and the CHRONO GATE, and cleared them to claim the CHRONO TREASURE!

The COPPER KEY

Find the KEY ITEM that contains the clues for the THREE FINAL KEYS!

The CRYSTAL KEY

Find the KEY ITEM that contains the clues for the THREE FINAL KEYS!

The Devil is in the Mayo

If you grew up in the midwest you probably have been to a party or two with deviled eggs. It used to be that a good deviled egg had some mustard, mayonaise, celery and was sprinkled with paprika at the end - probably the only thing paprika was used for then. Nowadays like everything else deviled eggs are hip, fresh and cutting edge. Find your first code in a youth cookbook with a dillicious recipe for them.

100 point bonus when earned

The Dog in the Night-Time

Let's see if you can run with the big dogs for this badge all about the biggest dog of them all, Canis Major! Let's start by having you search for the brightest star in Canis Major, the brightest star in the night sky. Try to find a dvd in the catalog with a character named after this star (a character known to turn into a dog himself)!

100 point bonus when earned

The Dream is Alive

On Valentines Day, 1980, a probe was launched from Cape Canaveral with a Mission to study the Sun and Solar Flares from Low Earth Orbit. Start by figuring out the name of this probe, and break it into two parts to find a book with a title that describes this mission well, even though it is completely unrelated!

100 point bonus when earned

The EXECUTIVE WASHROOM KEY

It's 1958. A Muncie boy, fresh-faced and bright, walks right into the mailroom, under Waring's final flight. The board thinks he's a patsy, and they plot their tiny bids, But he's got something up his rolled-up sleeve, you know, for kids!

The EXECUTIVE WASHROOM TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the EXECUTIVE WASHROOM KEY and the EXECUTIVE WASHROOM GATE, and cleared them to claim the EXECUTIVE WASHROOM TREASURE!

The FINAL KEY

The end is nigh! The FINAL KEY is all you have to claim; A clue is at the end of the beginning of this game. The Keys, the Gates, the codes, the points; they all come from a book; If you're averse to spoilers then perhaps you shouldn't look.

The Flowers That Bloom

For this next course, we visit what an Englishman would think Japan would be like. Look for our red, green, pink and yellow friends visit to their homeland, then find the score, the CD, and a DVD about the creation of this arguably most famous Savoy Opera!

500 point bonus when earned

The Gang's Owl Here

Owls are a hoot--and that's not just the pun talking. Owls really are amazingly adorable, which is probably why they've gotten so popular lately. You can find owls on bags, t-shirts, mugs--you name it, it's probably been owl-ified. In fact, a wonderful animated film from 1951 featured a mind-boggling owl that was also part accordion! Find out what film, then find your code in an old, not-animated version of that movie.

100 point bonus when earned

The GSV KEY

There's a fiction author who writes Scifi with an M. In his books, there's nothing scarce, yet each is quite the gem. Twice he took a title from TS's Poetry; Look within the Waste Land and you'll find what holds this key.

The GSV TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the GSV KEY and the GSV GATE, and cleared them to claim the GSV TREASURE!

The IRON KEY

For one young boy in Mabase, another made-up place, Love, she rides a Vespa and a Rickenbacker bass. Chase the Mighty Pirate King, who knows where he might be; Listen to The Pillows' sounds and seek the Iron Key!

The IRON TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the IRON KEY and the IRON GATE, and cleared them to claim the IRON TREASURE!

The JADE KEY

Find the KEY ITEM that contains the clues for the THREE FINAL KEYS!

The Line

Our next early airline made its first flight on Christmas Day, 1918. Sometimes called simply "The Line" in French, it eventually adapted a name that you're probably familiar with, because that name is now used by a chain of airplane-themed trendy clothing stores, one of which can be found at Briarwood! Start by finding out the two cities, one in France, and one in Spain, that the Line ran between on its first flight, and the one item in the AADL catalog that contains the names of both cities.

100 point bonus when earned

The MINIMOOG KEY

Before Walter was Wendy, Rachel helped to make a disc, with tech not so well-tempered, every take was quite a risk. They took the work of JSB and Robert's Keys and Tools; then switched it on, and laid it down. The output simply RULES.

The MINIMOOG TREASURE

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the MINIMOOG KEY and the MINIMOOG GATE, and cleared them to claim the MINIMOOG TREASURE!

The Original Rabbit Hole

The White Rabbit is one of the most famous rabbits in literature and his influence can be found in movies, TV shows, and even video games. Alice followed the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole into a world of wonder and delight - this wonder has led to many retellings of Alice’s story. Find your first code in a Teen fiction book that takes an undead twist on Alice’s story.

100 point bonus when earned

The Queen of Tattoo

Well Lydia Learners, you've made it to the final badge of You Can Learn a Lot from Lydia. But what is it with all this random stuff? And who IS this Lydia? Why, the Queen of Tattoo of course! First off, find the music score of the song this series has been all about in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

The Start is a Lonely Hunter

If you've often got stars in your eyes, this is the badge series for you, all about the Michigan night sky! Our first constellation represents a mighty hunter. You'll find your first code in an item named after him that you can use to hunt him.

100 point bonus when earned

The TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY

To make its nature clearer to you, you who live in space: if there were one dimension less, it'd be a different place. It's by another A2, one of Queen Victoria's reign, Find this book, but handle gently... lest you break your brain.

The TWO-DIMENSIONAL Treasure

This badge is only awarded to those who have claimed the TWO-DIMENSIONAL KEY and the TWO-DIMENSIONAL GATE and cleared them to earn the TWO-DIMENSIONAL Treasure!

The Weirding Way

Now it's time to get a little harder and a little weirder! There's a famous scifi series that's mostly about sand, and includes a form of martial arts that's very weird indeed! To claim this weird badge, you'll need to find 5 related items: a 1993 Book on CD, 1984 and 2000 film versions of the story on DVD, some notes that will help you if the weirdness is about to drive you off a Cliff, and a very weird CD of french music played on double reeds that shares its name with the most precious resource in the world of these books. Got all that? If you're stuck, try the hints!

500 point bonus when earned

Then & Now-It-All #1

This powerful locomotive crossing the Argo Dam was a part of the smaller of the two railroads that used to come through Ann Arbor. The railway had a cute nickname that is the key to this badge.

150 point bonus when earned

Then & Now-It-All #2

This is the oldest known photograph taken in Ann Arbor. It is a daguerreotype of the staff of the Michigan Argus newspaper. Find the last name of the editor in the top hat.

150 point bonus when earned

Then & Now-It-All #3

I know whose band that must be! For decades a parade in town meant some marches by this band, led by a father and then his son. What was their last name?

150 point bonus when earned

Then & Now-It-All #4

Uh-oh, somebody came to lunch and left their newspaper. Figure out the name of the restaurant (and the last name of the owner) so we can return the paper to whomever it belongs.

150 point bonus when earned

Then & Now-It-All #5

The focus of this badge is this dapper gentleman who had a photography studio on West Liberty that is now a bookshop. Get his last name in your viewfinder to earn this one.

150 point bonus when earned

There Lived a King

For this penultimate race in the D'Oyly Carte Grand Prix, we find ourselves racing among canals and past men who push boats around with Poles! Start by looking for our red and green friends here, and see where all 7 laps take you!

500 point bonus when earned

This Badge Eats People!

There's a book by a local author about a Book that has a problem. Can you find the item and enter its game code?

150 point bonus when earned

This Badge is Kicking My Asana

You might be skeptical about starting a journey to find out about yoga, but you have plenty of company. Start by finding a story about a beginner trying to find out what yoga is all about.

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game player cherylo!

500 point bonus when earned

Three Wolf Moon

Whether it’s the special ability to attract the ladies or the way it held the girth of body builders, the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt had some of the best amazon.com reviews around - and then it became a 'thing' aka a meme. Continue your meme domination by finding a famous story about three animals, a moon and a wolf.

500 point bonus when earned

Three-Eyed Dingo Flatware Wolf

Purchase the Extremely Rare Classic Summer Reading Button #20: AAPL Dingo Wolf to unlock this Badge for your online collection!

Tickled Pink

Who is this guy? Find this short on DVD to start your quest for some more classic cartoons!

500 point bonus when earned

Tinca Tinca

Figure out what this fish is called, and find it in the catalog to begin another fishy quest!

500 point bonus when earned

Tiny Tinkerers

Need a tinker, a tailor, or a tiny toy-maker? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood elf! Elves have been the subjects of folklore and fiction all over the world, and Old News has hints of elfin magic in it too. In some folklore, elves are shown as forest-dwellers who make their homes out of trees. Find an article about some giants that are so old and so big they could have been home to elves for hundreds of years! The article's alliterative author is your code.

100 point bonus when earned

To Itch His Own

The biggest bunny in cartoons is usually backed up by this composer who defined what cartoon music should sound like. To start, find a 1990 CD of his work that's not to be missed!

500 point bonus when earned

Tooth Fairy Finder

She’s the most famous fairy that visits your house! To get this badge find a code in a book of letters to her, another in a book about Andrew’s tooth tale, one in a tale of an obnoxious sweet tooth, and the last one in a book of tooth folklore!

500 point bonus when earned

Topmaster 2014

To earn this badge, get the code from each of the 3 AADL Kids Rock shows at Top of the Park, on June 15, June 22, and June 29, plus complete TOPOPOLY any of those days, or on July 6!

1000 point bonus when earned

TOPOPOLY

To play TOPOPOLY, start at the Library on the Lawn Tent any of the 4 Sundays of Top of the Park, from 4-8 PM! Get a game card there and follow the clues to build the code.

1000 point bonus when earned

Torches & Orcas

The First American Volunteer Group was a group of American Pilots who flew for the Chinese Air Force in the early days of World War II. The shark mouths they painted on their fighter planes remain one of the most recognizable motifs of WWII aircraft art. Start by finding a DVD of a movie about this unit, starring John Wayne, in the AADL Catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Tower Warders, Under Orders

Another course in the Super D'Oyly Carte Grand Prix takes through a Savoy Opera about a Tower and the Royal Guards who protect it. Find the towers our Red, Green, Pink and Yellow friends are guarding, then find the score, the cd, and a local DVD to finish the race in first place!

500 point bonus when earned

Townie Trivia

Attend our Townie Trivia event at the Downtown Library (4th Floor), Thursday, July 25. http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=18597

450 point bonus when earned

Train Rex

This area has had its fair share of railroad accidents in its history. Prove you're a king of the (rail)road and track down a Police report on a train that derailed, look through the exhibits on AA Streets to find some Ann Arbor Railroad cars that jumped the track, see what you can Glean from a 2006 article about a wreck that created a space to tie one on in Ypsilanti, and look around pictureAnnArbor to find a whistle-stop speech by a VP whose later presidency would be a notorious train wreck.

400 point bonus when earned

Tree Frog Trek

Traverse your native habitat of A2 and visit the Grey Tree Frog at the Pittsfield Branch to earn this badge

400 point bonus when earned

Tunnel Under Peaceful Fire

Simon & Garfunkel were a folk and rock duo who rose to fame in 1965. Their hit single “The Sound of Silence” was featured on the soundtrack for the movie The Graduate. Figure out who played the main character - a recent college graduate trying to figure things out. Now find your first code in a DVD starring the same actor playing a bad guy to a good boy played by Robin Williams.

100 point bonus when earned

TV Master

Earn all of the badges in the TV Time series to become a TV Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Twig Book Tells All

To earn this badge you need to visit Literati Bookstore and find the Twig Terrarium there! Literati is open Mon-Thurs: 10-9; Fri & Sat: 10-10 & Sun: 10-7. 734-585-5567 @ 124 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 40104

300 point bonus when earned

Twig Gardens

You will have to visit the Downtown Home & Garden store to find this Twig Terrarium! Their hours are Monday-Friday 7:30AM - 7:00PM; Saturday 7:30AM-5:00PM & Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM. @ 210 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor MI 734-662-8122

300 point bonus when earned

Twig Rocks & Shops!

Visit the store Rock, Paper, Scissors to locate this Twig Terrarium! Their hours are Sunday-Monday 11-6; Tuesday-Thursday 11-8; Friday-Saturday 10-10 @ 216 South Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-531-6264

300 point bonus when earned

Twig Terrariums Presents

Congratulations you were a lucky attendee at the marquee event of the summer! Hope your wonderful little world is doing well. Be sure to spread the word about the Twig Terrariums hidden around town!

300 point bonus when earned

Twin Peeks

Let's take a peek into the sky and see if we can find a couple of guys with real star power--and twins to boot! First try to figure out the constellation that forms a set of twins and then find a cd by a local group of twins who perform sets around town!

100 point bonus when earned

Ultimate Coffee Achiever

Purchase the AADL Ultimate Coffee Acheiver Package from the shop to get your fix and your badge!

1000 point bonus when earned

Ultimate Comics Master

Earn all of the badges in the Ultimate Comics Master series to become an Ultimate Comics Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Ultimate Otaku

Who hasn’t heard of manga? In this badge, you’ll explore and test your knowledge in four areas of Japanese culture: manga, anime, music, and food. Are YOU the Ultimate Otaku? *dramatic music* First, look for our favorite ninja in his first appearance in the manga AFTER the timeskip!

This badge design was contributed by Summer Game players Morgsush and Smiles!

500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Awesome Player

Used the word Awesome at least 500 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. A veritable mountain of awesome. We will call it Awesome Mountain.

1 point bonus when earned

Ultra Checkout Master

Score points for at least 500 checkouts through your checkout history.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Comment Master

Submit 500 comments on AADL blog posts.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Comment Master

Submit 500 comments on AADL blog posts.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Comment Master

Submit 75 comments on AADL blog posts.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Comment Master

Submit 75 comments on AADL blog posts.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Comment Typer

Average at least 500 characters per comment during Summer Game 2011. Wow, way to go!

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Cool Hunter

You said the word Cool at least 500 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Man, that is a lot of cool.

1 point bonus when earned

Ultra Greater

Said the word Great at least 500 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011! Greater than the sum of its greats.

1 point bonus when earned

Ultra Kids Rock Rocker

Attended all 3 AADL Kids Rock Series Shows at Top of the Park!

1000 point bonus when earned

Ultra Kids Rock Rocker

You attended all 4 2012 AADL Kids Rock concerts at Top of the Park! Way to go!

2000 point bonus when earned

Ultra Kids Rock Rocker

Catch all 3 of AADL's Kids Rock Shows at Top of Park and get the code for each to earn this badge!

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra List Building Master

Add 500 items to Public Lists you created.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra List Master

Add 500 items to Public Lists you created.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra List Master

Add 500 items to Public Lists you created.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra List Master

Add 500 items to Public Lists you created.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra OK Goer

Say OK at least 500 times in tags, comments, or reviews during Summer Game 2011. That is seriously a lot of OK. OK?

1 point bonus when earned

Ultra Review Master

Review 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Review Master

Submit 500 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Review Master

Submit 500 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Review Master

Submit 500 reviews on items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Review Typer

Average at least 500 characters per review during Summer Game 2011. Wow, nice work!

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Star Master

Rate 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Star Master

Rate 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Star Master

Rate 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Star Master

Rate 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Tag Master

Add 500 tags to items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Tag Master

Add tags to 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Tag Master

Add tags to 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

Ultra Tag Master

Add tags to 500 items in the AADL catalog.

1500 point bonus when earned

UM Museum of Natural History

Sadly, this year's Explorer series is coming to an end. But, on the upside, this last badge will have you hunting around a place that has tons of interesting stuff to see. Be sure to check the museum's hours and leave yourself ample time to enjoy this fine UM museum while you collect your codes!

1. Welcome to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Before you head inside, wave to the pumas and walk the path through the Butterfly Garden. There are all sorts of different plants here that attract butterflies. You want to find one called: New Jersey ____ ______.

2. Head inside the museum and up the main staircase to the second floor – the Prehistoric Life exhibit. Track down the skull of the Tyrannosaurus rex. He was one of the bigger predators to ever walk the earth, but he wasn’t the biggest. Your next code is the name of the flesh-eating dinosaur that was even bigger than T. Rex.

3. Find the small staircase near the T Rex skull and head up to the third floor balcony. What a great view of the dinosaurs! Did you notice the North American Wolverine next to you? Michigan has been known as the Wolverine State for ages, but no one knows where the nickname came from. One theory is that it came from a fight over where to draw the boundary between ________ ____ _______.

4. Walk through the Michigan Wildlife exhibit and take the main staircase up to the fourth floor. Look at all the fancy rocks at the top of the stairs! Find the case with Fluorite, Almandine, and Pegmatite. Your next code is the name of the “roses” that we didn’t mention yet.

5. Walk through the fourth floor exhibits to the display case celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the First Moonwalk. Your next code is the last name of Robert, the Rocket Genius.

6. Right next to you is the entrance to the Anthropology room. Walk in and carefully have a seat in the old dugout canoe. Name the skilled canoe maker who carved it from a single white pine tree for your next code.

7. Last clue! On your way out of this great museum, say thanks to Norman Asa Wood and Carl L. Hubbs, two former curators of the U of M Museum of Zoology. Your final code is the name of the Michigan artist who sculpted the portrait busts of these two men.

300 point bonus when earned

UMMA EXPLORER

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has over 19,000 works of art representing over 150 years of art collecting. We’ll stop by a couple notable pieces and discover a few just off the beaten path. A map of the museum can be downloaded here and is available at both entrances to the museum.

Your journey begins at the ground-level “Maxine and Stuart Frankel and Frankel Family Wing” entrance off State Street. Your first code is the name of the swinging sculpture just outside the doors.

Once inside, turn right and head up the stairs leading into the old Alumni Memorial Hall (elevator is just to the left of the stairs). Head down the hall, and look to your far right as you enter the Hall. To the right of the doors, you’ll find our 16th president reading by firelight in a painting that captures those noble qualities we’ve come to associated with him — his humble background, his determination to make something of himself, his solitariness. Your second code is the word in the last sentence that completes this phrase: “...the savior of the union who was also a common man — ________, accessible, and responsive to people without influence.”

Now turn to your left and head across the hall into the “Marvin H. and Mary M. Davidson Gallery” of European Art (1650-1830). Your third code is the name of the U.S. city that appears on a mid-18th century Engraved Powder Horn.

Exiting the European Room, turn right, pausing for a moment to admire the famous "Death of General Wolfe," and head up the staircase (elevator is next to the stairs). At the top of the stairs, turn right again and head to the back of the U-shaped apse. Your fourth code is in the text that accompanies James McNeil Whistler’s painting of a rainy shoreline. The ghostly figure in the painting - very different from this artist’s more famous portrait of his mother — can be summed up in a word from the text that both describes the painting and completes this phrase, “...but such ___________ minimalism in Whistler’s paintings stood at odds with the highly finished Academic painting of the period.”

Keep walking around the “U” and turn right into the hall leading to the second story section of the new Frankel Family Wing. Stroll into the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery (Design Gallery on the map) and past the famous DSR Chair by designers Charles and Ray Eames. I know you’d like to sit down and take a breather — but the security guards will be after you, so don’t! Keep going through the African Art and down the steps (elevator straight ahead) into the Photography Gallery. Look for the first photograph on the long wall. Your fifth code is the second word in the title of Philippe Halsman’s print of artist Salvador Dali.

You sixth code is the name of an 11th-century work — based on a deity with the head of an animal, which you will find right near the entry (closest to the Dali portrait) to the South, Southeast Asian Art Gallery.

Your final two codes are up on the third level (marked “M” for Mezzanine Level in the Visitor Guide) in the Modern & Contemporary Art area. To get there, head down that long hall in the Photography Gallery to the elevator at the other end and take the elevator up to “M” (Mezzanine.) After exiting the elevator, turn right and head into the "Joan and Bob Tisch Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art." Look for a painting of Two Girls Reading by the great Pablo Picasso. Your seventh code is the word that completes the phrase at the beginning of the text, “...with strident colors and ________ forms.”

Finally, it’s time to end your exploration of UMMA in style by lounging in a hammock with a good book. Four paintings down from those two girls is a painting of someone doing just that, by Milton Avery. Your eighth - and final! - code is the very last word in the description of this painting.

200 point bonus when earned

Unearthed Unearthlies

Dig up all of the badges in the Unearthed Unearthlies Series and become a Master Unearther!

500 point bonus when earned

USA Kawaii

It’s time to finish up our journey of kawaii culture and squee cuteness! One Japanese author feels that the culture of cute in Japan can be traced back to the Edo Period when miniature, and often adorable, sculptures were used to hold and decorate cords that Japanese hung from their kosode or kimono to hold their belongings (they had no pockets). Figure out the Japanese name for these small sculpture and find your first code in a book about them.

100 point bonus when earned

Vanguard's Narrow Escape

After the Soviet Union's success with Sputnik 1 and 2, the pressure was on for the US to put a satellite into orbit and claim leadership of the nascent Space Race. The stakes were high as the US's first launch to orbit rolled out onto the pad. To find out what happened, first figure out the 3-character designation of this first Vanguard, and find that code in the AADL catalog.

100 point bonus when earned

Vigenere Varmints

This time our cryptid is a recent one, and it seems like the only way to track him down is with a rather old but clever code. We're going to use the Vigenere Cipher on this one, first described, oddly enough, not by Blaise de Vigenere but by Giovan Battista Bellaso back in the 16th century. But in order to have a Vigenere Cipher, we need a keyword, so we might as well use the name of the varmint in question. Find the name of this creature in the catalog who is known (and named for) his tendency to suck blood from goats!

100 point bonus when earned

Virgin-Eyed

Let's see how virgin-eyed YOU are with this constellation that represents the virgin…though which virgin is up for some debate. Start off by finding the actual name of this constellation in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Water Maidens of Doom

Everyone knows about mermaids - they're almost a dime a dozen in stories these days. Let's dive a little deeper and find out about some other watery maidens in mythology. First, find some selkies - a popular myth in Irish, Scottish, Faroese, and Icelandic cultures. Selkies live as seals in the sea and sometimes shed their skin and come ashore. Selkie tales are often sad and tragic romances, but let's find a happier DVD of a gorgeous and touching family tale on an Irish island. Find your first code in this secret story.

100 point bonus when earned

We are all Weird

Let's get Weird again! This time, look for all the Weird Titles in the collection. Then find the Least Relevant, the Least Popular, the Oldest, the last title, and the last author to claim this Weird Badge! (Bonus: find the cover image!)

500 point bonus when earned

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

This week we're casting our eyes skyward to hunt for a bear. And not just any bear, the Great Bear. Though this constellation doesn't go by "Great Bear" but the Latin phrase that means the same thing. Scope out the actual name for the constellation and find it in the catalog. Make sure you get the right one: there are two bear constellations up there!

100 point bonus when earned

Weird & Wonderful

WEIRD and WONDERFUL... seems like they go together, especially in book titles! But this time, you're not looking for 6 WEIRD and WONDERFUL books, but 6 other books worked on by people who also wrote WEIRD and WONDERFUL books! Or at least share surnames with people who wrote weird and wonderful books. Are you weird enough?

500 point bonus when earned

Weird Stuff Master

Earn all of the badges in the Weird Stuff Adventure series to become a Weird Stuff Master!

1000 point bonus when earned

Weird Worlds

The World is full of Weirdness! In the Weird World of the AADL catalog, find 5 items in languages from the Far East to sample the weirdness.

500 point bonus when earned

Weirdness Beyond

You've mastered many ways to find the weirdness inside the AADL catalog, but what about aadl.org weirdness OUTSIDE the AADL catalog? Do you even know where to look? It's not too hard if you search the right places...

500 point bonus when earned

Whale of a Time

To start skating along, first find a book that shares the name of the Whalers mascot, the "Killer Whaler without a tail."

100 point bonus when earned

What is Kawaii?

Kawaii is a Japanese word that has come to be shorthand for all things CUTE & ADORABLE. If you're wondering how to pronounce it, Kawaii rhymes with the name of a state located in the Pacific Ocean. Find your first code in a youth book about the state.

50 point bonus when earned

Who's Your Tiger?

Rooting for this home team is a no-brainer with a rookie of the year and no-hitter pitcher leading this team to the 2012 World Series as part of this league. Hunt for a book written by the dad of a well-known Detroit pitcher.

100 point bonus when earned

Why So Cereus?

It's easy enough to run with the pack when you're a flower. Drink water, bloom in the daytime, photosynthesize like a BOSS, and close up at night. But the flower we're going to look at today is a total rebel. When the sun goes down, this late-blooming blossom pops up to party! First, find the name of this cactus flower that wakes up after dark in the catalog!

100 point bonus when earned

Wild and Woolfy

For this badge, we'll look for one of Cartoondom's best and most beloved directors, who gave cartoon characters their first edge and actually was from Texas. Start by finding his famously low-key, sleepy, slow-moving basset hound-like dog who made theatrical audiences howl with his unexpected physical comedy and downplayed catchphrase: That makes me mad.

500 point bonus when earned

Wild Kingdom Master

Earn all of the badges in the Wild Kingdom series to become a Wild Kingdom Master!

500 point bonus when earned

Wild Kingdom Master

Earn all of the badges in the Wild Kingdom Series and become a Wild Kingdom Master!

500 point bonus when earned

With Fronds Like These

It's time for something a little different. A plant that doesn't fit the mold. Not a mushroom or a cactus bloom or a fictional fruit-bomb or a man-eating martian. It's not a flower. It has no seeds. But with fronds like these, who needs seeds? Figure out the plant that's cornered the market on fronds and find them and their allies in a book.

100 point bonus when earned

Woolman Vs. Weevils

Here's an airline that's still around and probably flies right over your head many many times per day. It began as the world's first Aerial Crop Dusting company, founded to dust cotton crops and try to stop the Boll Weevil. This pest had such a catastrophic impact that many blues and folk songs were written about it. Some of these songs changed the world! To find your next clue, look for a book of such songs including the song about this pest. You might need some help from WWW. Not that WWW!

100 point bonus when earned

Ya Big Lug

The Tigers aren't Michigan's only stars on the diamond. Follow the bouncing ball to learn about the Lansing Lugnuts! The Lugnuts didn’t start as a Michigan team. Where were they from before?

100 point bonus when earned

YOU HAVE A LOT OF TINY ERASERS

Enter the code from all 4 tiny eraser sets from the 2014 Summer Game Shop!

100 point bonus when earned

Zeon's Zealous Zaku

The first in a trio of Giant Robots from the Universal Century, Zeon's Zealous Zaku has three parts hidden in the catalog! Can you find them?

500 point bonus when earned