- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help Desks.
- Locate the animal tracks and photos on the window of the Purple room in the Children’s department or along the bottom part of the New Book shelf in the Adult department.
- Look at an animal track and read the attached hint. Do you know which animal made the track or can you recognize the animal from the added description?
- Now look at all the animal photos displayed. Do you see the animal you think was described and could have made the track? If so...
- Find the letter next to the track. Write that letter next to the correct animal on the activity log.
- Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!
Zita the spacegirl. book one, Far from home by Ben Hatke
Hercules: the twelve labors by story by Paul Storrie ; pencils by Steve Kurth ; inks by Barbara Schulz
Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green]
Giants beware! by written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre ; colors by John Novak, Matthew Schenk
Phineas and Ferb: it's about time! by adapted by John Green
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson
365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett
The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy Peel
I'm bored!: inspiring and imaginative ideas for hours of fun by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard ; illustrated by Sam Holland
Fun on the run: 324 instant family activities by Cynthia L. Copeland ; illustrations by Sanford Hoffman
1001 more things to do with your kids by Caryl Waller Krueger
The legend of the Petoskey stone by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
The legend of Leelanau by written by Kathy-Jo Wargin ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
The legend of Mackinac Island by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
The legend of sleeping bear by text by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Clever Beatrice by written by Margaret Willey ; illustrated by Heather McWhorter
Travel back in time to various points in Michigan history with these historical fiction novels:
Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
The log cabin wedding by Ellen Howard ; illustrated by Ronald Himler
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
The locked garden by Gloria Whelan
The sign of the sinister sorcerer by Brad Strickland
The shadow of the wolf by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Tony Meers
Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Mom for mayor by Nancy Edwards ; illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor
Gator on the loose! by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
Hidden by Helen Frost
The batboy by Mike Lupica
Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Lee Harper
Moose on the loose by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
Memoirs of a goldfish by Devin Scillian ; and illustrated by Tim Bowers
The runaway garden: a delicious story that's good for you, too! by Jeffery L. Schatzer ; illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler
The pout-pout fish by Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
- An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
Geek chic: the Zoey zone by Margie Palatini
The homework machine by Dan Gutman
Sixth-grade glommers, norks, and me by Lisa Papademetriou
Nerd girls: the rise of the dorkasaurus by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the dog who loved her by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.
A mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Butler
Owen & Mzee: the language of friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste
Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste
Tarra & Bella: the elephant and dog who became best friends by text and photography by Carol Buckley
Friends by written by Catherine Thimmesh
The monkey and the dove: and four other true stories of animal friendships by Jennifer S. Holland
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
Mighty Jackie: the strike out queen by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by C.F. Payne
Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen
Black Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
You never heard of Willie Mays?! by written by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener
Brothers at bat: the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team by written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
Tag, toss & run: 40 classic lawn games by Paul Tukey & Victoria Rowell
The kids' guide to classic games by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Activities on the go: one-on-one fun for kids and adults by edited by Kate Brielmaier
Lazy days of summer by Judy Young and illustrated by Kathy O'Malley
Let's go outside!: outdoor activities and projects to get you and your kids closer to nature by Jennifer Ward ; illustrations by Susie Ghahremani
The big book of rules: board games, kids'games, card games, from backgammon and bocce to tiddlywinks and stickball by Stephanie Spadaccini ; illustrated by John Farnsworth
The New complete Hoyle: the authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance by Alfred H. Morehead, Richard L. Frey, Geoffrey Mott- Smith
Hoyle's modern encyclopedia of card games; rules of all the basic games and popular variations, by Walter B. Gibson by Gibson, Walter Brown, 1897-
Good sports by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Chris Raschka
Lay-ups and long shots: an anthology of short stories by Joseph Bruchac, Lynea Bowdish, David Lubar, Terry Trueman, C.S. Perryess, Dorian Cirrone, Jamie McEwan, Max Elliot Anderson, Peggy Duffy
The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman
The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane
The rivalry: mystery at the Army-Navy game by John Feinstein
Pop by Gordon Korman
Sports jokes to tickle your funny bone by Stew Thornley