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Badges from 2012

The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see experience photos in a gallery.

I made a tie dye t-shirt

I made a tie-dye t-shirt at the library by placing rubber bands around a white shirt, wetting it, and dipping it in dye.


Yay! I earned all my badges!

outside the library

I brought my socks to tie dye this year. I love it.

Went to the top of the Willis Tower

I conquered my fear of heights and went to the Willis Tower.

I read Mysterious Benedict Society

I LOVE this book! It is full of mysteries, puzzles, riddles, and conundrums. I especially liked the part where all the kids passed the test in different ways. I can't wait to read the second book in the series.

I went to Henry Ford Museum

I went to the Titanic exhibit at Henry Ford Museum with my mom. We got a ticket as we "boarded" with the name of a real passenger. At the end of the experience we learned that my passenger did not survive.

I watched African Cats

I watched Disney Earth's African Cats about lions, cheetahs, and other animals in Africa. I was surprised to learn that lions will fight to take over another pride and run off the existing cubs of that pride.

drew some pictures and added them to my dairy book.

The EARTH Book by Todd Parr. It's about the ways we can help the earth.

The Berenstain Bears

We Love Our Mom!

non fiction

From IDEA to Book by Pam Marshall.

Pet sat for my parents' corgi

I did a ropes course

I completed a ropes course at Craig's Cruisers in Grand Rapids

I played Laser Tag at Craig's Cruisers

My family and I traveled to Grand Rapids where I played laser tag with my dad, sister, and uncle.

Barbie book

I can be a pastry chef. Oh, it's a lovely book. There are over 50 stickers inside.

Attended my first day of acting camp at the Village Theater

I went to the Village Theater for Wicked acting camp.

i swam a mile today with my family in my pool.

i made home made with my grandpa today.

i read a mystery novel

Ich habe "In einem tiefen, dunklen Wald" auf Deutsch gelesen

This fractured fairy tale is the German children's book author Paul Maar. He has won numerous awards. It was a fun read with entertaining graphics and part of the storyline was about conquering fear of monsters. Strong female characters, wry  humor, spoofs on traditional royalty roles, and crazy plot twists made me see why he is an award-winning author in Germany.