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Earns You

100 Pts.
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Read 1,000 Books

If you don't want to log in each title that you read, you can just record every 100 books at a time.

2017 Build a Better World Teen Missions
Build A Better World For Teens

Build A Better World with these five missions!

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Animal Patch
Build a Better World Patch Club

Read five books about animals or nature. It can be about how and where an animal lives, about a natural phenomenon, or about taking care of the planet - fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, ebooks or listen to an audio book. Each book will earn you 10 points. Or you can complete an activity or attend a library program to earn up to 20 points to earn the Patch. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You will get one chance in a drawing for an Apple iPad and other prizes for every 50 points you earn. .

Earns You
Mission Badge
Box of Fudge
Build a Better World Patch Club

Judy Blume fans this one is for you! Read one of the Fudge books that you've checked out of the Library to earn a virtual badge and a chance to win a boxed set of the Fudge series by Judy Blume.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Buildings and Structures Patch
Build a Better World Patch Club

Read a book about buildings, architecture, man-made structures, natural structions, how to build something, how to make something, cooking, crafting, sewing, or just being creative- fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, ebooks or listen to an audio book. Each book will earn you 10 points. Or you can complete an activity or attend a library program to earn up to 20 points to earn the Patch. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You will get one chance in a drawing for an Apple iPad and other prizes for every 50 points you earn.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Free Read Patch
On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! Patch Club

Read five books about whatever you want- fiction, non-fiction, biography, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, ebooks or listen to an audio book. Each book will earn you 10 points. You can also earn points by completing challenges. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You can "purchase" a "ticket" for the Apple iPad raffle for each 50 points that you have.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Free Read Patch
Build a Better World Patch Club

Read five books about whatever you want- fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, ebooks or listen to an audio book. If you are not sure what to read, take a look at the Reading Lists for ideas. ‚ÄčEach book will earn you 10 points. Or you can complete an activity or attend a library program to earn up to 20 points to earn the Patch. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You will get one chance in a drawing for an Apple iPad and other prizes for every 50 points you earn.

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Instagram Hunt
2017 Build a Better World for Adults

‚ÄčCOMPLETE THE INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE!  **Begins July 1**  Take a photo at each location listed on the challenge sheet. Share it with the library on Instagram using the tag: #STPLBABW17.  You can find the Instagram Hunt directions sheet on your summer reading homepage in the missions section once you've registered online.  Winners will receive a tool and light keychain.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
International Patch
On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! Patch Club

Read five books about another country- fiction set in another country, non-fiction, biography of someone from another country, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, cook books, ebooks or listen to an audio book. Each book will earn you 10 points. You can also earn points by completing challenges. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You can "purchase" a "ticket" for the Apple iPad raffle for each 50 points that you have.

Earns You

10 Pts.
Learn About Sports
Get in the Game: Read - Teen Reading Club

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Earns You
Mission Badge
1 Pts.
Library Con 2017
All Programs

Attend Library Con 2017, our all fandom convention on Saturday, January 14, from 12:00-4:00, at the Madisonville Library. There will be a special code word available only at the event. Submit the code word to receive the exclusive Library Con 2017 badge and a point. You must be present at the event to obtain the code word. For more information on Library Con, see the Events Calendar.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Mario Amiibo
Build a Better World Patch Club

Your mission is to NOT play video games or watch tv/videos/You Tube for one whole day! Zero screen time. Instead, read a book, play outside, build or make something, clean your room, help someone, write a poem, draw, anything you want. This includes no smart phone, computer or any gaming console. You can do it! After you complete your mission, ask your grown up to verify it with your local librarian. Tell your librarian what you did with your time instead. You will get a code from the librarian. You will then earn the Mario Amiibo badge (there is no physical patch to go with this mission.) Everyone who completes the mission will be entered into a drawing on August 14 for a Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Mario Classic Color Amiibo.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Missions for Summer
All Programs

We want your help in creating fun missions for the Summer Reading Challenge Patch Club. Give us a suggestion for a mission that will earn participants a point towards a patch. Include the name of the Mission, what the badge should look like, and a description of what participants have to do. We might use your idea! Our theme for summer will be Build a Better World, so think construction, maker, engineering, ecology, friendship, etc. Or just come up with something fun and funny. You will receive one point and our Mission Maker Badge for submitting your idea.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Pay it Forward
2017 Build a Better World for Adults

Paying it forward is about repaying and passing on a person's kindness by being kind to someone else. You may not even realize it, but a small effort on your part can change someone's day. Even the little things can change someone'e world. So take the first step and start the motion by paying it forward today!

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Reading Without Walls
Build a Better World Patch Club

Author Gene Yang is the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. Every National Ambassador picks a platform.  His is Reading Without Walls. Mr. Yang says "I want every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books.  Books have played a vital role in getting me outside of my comfort zone.  I believe they can do the same for you." Earn the Reading Without Walls virtual badge and earn 20 extra points by taking his challenge. You can also take a photo of the book and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadingWithoutWalls (posting the photo and hashtag will not count as completing the mission. That part is just for fun.

Earns You
Mission Badge
1 Pts.
SECRET CODE
All Programs

Find the Winter Reading Challenge Secret Code Word at any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library. The code will be displayed in the children's area of the library. Or you can ask your friendly librarian!

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Sports Patch
On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! Patch Club

Read five books about sports- fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, picture books for older kids, graphic novels, ebooks or listen to an audio book. Each book will earn you 10 points. You can also earn points by completing challenges or playing games. When you complete this mission you will receive a virtual badge and you can stop by any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library to receive a collectible patch. You will also have 50 points. You can "purchase" a "ticket" for the Apple iPad raffle for each 50 points that you have.

Earns You
Mission Badge
600 Pts.
Tic-Tac-Toe Game
2017 Build a Better World for Adults

PLAY THE TIC-TAC-TOE GAME! Your goal is to complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line by reading or watching the items in the boxes. Fill in the requested information for each. (No duplicates allowed!) Print the tic-tac-toe game sheet and turn it in at your favorite branch's circulation desk once completed. Win the game and receive a lego block stress reliever.

Earns You
Mission Badge
1 Pts.
Winter Hibernate at Home
All Programs

Are you staying at home this winter break? Not traveling to the ski slopes or to the beach? Neither are we! It's time to stay home and cozy up with a book. Earn a point by uploading a photo of you reading a book in your favorite spot donning your favorite cozy outfit. In bed? In front of the fireplace? A special chair? In your jammies? In your favorite jeans? Be creative! Your parent or guardian can also upload the photo to our Facebook Page with hashtag #stplwinter

Earns You
Mission Badge
1 Pts.
Winter library branch
All Programs

Earn a point by visiting a branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library that you've never been before. Live in Slidell, have you been to the new South Slidell Branch? Live in Pearl River, have you visited the Madisonville Branch? Live in Covington- take a family drive to the Folsom Branch? We have twelve beautiful, interesting libraries in our system. Each is unique. Some are big, some are small but you will always find a friendly librarian and some good books to read.

Earns You
Mission Badge
1 Pts.
Winter Vacation Photo
All Programs

Are you traveling away from home during the winter break? If you are, snap a photo of you and your library card on vacation. Upload it here to complete this mission. Your parent or guardian can also upload it to the Library's Facebook Page with hashtag #stplwinter.

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