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New Badges for 2012

Connect Your Summer is back and better than ever, and with it are 12 new badges. Click on the badges below to see the reading, program, and activity recommendations from our staff experts for how to earn each badge. Once you've completed an experience, claim the badge online for a chance at some great prizes:

time-travel sleuth-it make-tracks love-it hands-on go-wild geek-out game-on curtains-up conquer-it chow-down be-well


Thu, 2012-06-21 09:20

i am really enjoying this years proagram. best one yet

Brad Czerniak
Thu, 2012-06-21 11:49

Thanks! A lot of people worked really hard to get it ready and we're glad you like it.

Mon, 2012-06-25 21:12

How do you earn the other badges? I thought there were other badges like orgami?

Wed, 2012-06-27 14:44

These are the 12 badges available this year. Each one covers a different area of interest. For example, if you were to explore the art of origami by reading a book and teaching yourself those skills, that would earn you the "Hands On" badge. We invite you to earn all 12 badges or earn your favorites more than once. It's up to you!
Thank you for your questions, keep earning badges and enjoy your summer.

Thu, 2012-06-28 12:56

also contact, specail, and commentator badges right?

Brad Czerniak
Thu, 2012-06-28 13:30

Yes, you're correct. We have 12 main badges, along with a few other special badges for commenting on the site, contacting us with your questions/concerns/praise, writing a shared experience that gets featured on our front page, earning the most badges in a given week, and perhaps more.

Fri, 2012-06-29 07:02

How many commentators can we do a day?

Fri, 2012-06-29 07:13

and specails and contact, too

Brad Czerniak
Fri, 2012-06-29 08:28

You can make as many comments as you'd like, but the number of Commenter badges you can earn has now been limited to 1. The same is true for the Contact badge.

The Featured and Top Weekly badges have no limits, but the competition for them is fierce!