HUSH Library Podcast Ep. 57 – Bonus Level Badge Game

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In this episode, two librarians, Natalie Moreland and Miranda Ericsson, reveal the awesomeness of summer reading badges.

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Show Notes

As part of the library’s Summerfest reading celebration, read books, magazines, graphic novels, cartoons, cereal boxes, downloaded books, audio books or anything else you can think of between May 23 and August 1 and win prizes for doing it!

New this year: BADGES

Badges?  You totally need some badges.

Start reading about and planning your badges NOW and then beginning May 23, register to start earning your badges!

Let this be your summer of awesome.  The library can help, and we’ll give you digital bling, too.  Miranda Ericsson and Natalie Moreland join Thad and Lissa to tell you how.  Visit the Bonus Level Badge Game to learn more!  Plus, you get a badge just for signing up.

This podcast is kid-friendly!  If you’d like to share the shorter “kid version” with your class or your own kids, just listen to the beginning of the podcast and turn it off at the 12 minute mark.

The Summer Reading Bonus Level allows players to earn badges, accumulate points, and compete to be atop of the leaderboard. Players will be able to earn up to 15 different badges covering a wide range of topics. Each badge will consist of three different sections: Read; Explore; and Activities. To earn a badge a player will have to complete one task within each of the three sections. Good luck!

Badge topics include:

  • Ad Astra: Astronomy in Kansas
  • Architecture: Build Your World
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Fitness
  • Geek Out with Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Movies
  • Music: Turn it Up!
  • Pets/Animals: Where the wild things are
  • Something Sweet: A Celebration of Candy
  • StarWars
  • Take a Hike
  • Trains and Railroads
  • Weather: What Happens When It Goes Wild
  • What’s Cookin’?

Thanks for listening!

Listen to our other episiodes including fan favorites like Best Books of 2013, Kansas Books and Authors, Local Poets and Essays.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.