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Badges from 2013

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 and check out what people are reading to earn their badges.

played in the creek

went to skatin' station

went to the liberty fest

read 13 treasures

I read a book to earn this badge: 
book: 13 treasures author: Michelle Harrison

boiled eggs

I read the book of Judges from the Bible

I read a book to earn this badge: 
book of Judges from the Bible

Read Bed hogs to my family

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Bed Hogs By Kelly DiPucchio and Howard Fine

Read a Book dealing with theater and television

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
This was an excellent summer read--I highly recommend it, especially the audiobook version because Lauren Graham does an amazing job with the narration. It has also be optioned to be made into a television series by Ellen DeGeneres

Blogging

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Google Blogger For Dummies
I am working steadily on improving and growing my blog.

Read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Vegetable Miracle
A wonderful look into going off the grid by growing and raising your food for entire year, it gave me moments of pause and reflection as to what I could be doing differently in my own home.

Read a book

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
The Drunken Botanist is a fascinating informational book about flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, roots, and stems and how they are used in beer, wine, liquor, mixers, and cocktails. The book includes botanical information, history, geography, lore, and recipes.

I read the Legend of the Petoskey Stone to my cousin and sister

I read a book to earn this badge: 
The Legend of the Petoskey Stone By Katht-jo Wargin

Read a is for amazing moments a sports alphabet

This is a great book

Read a Historical Fiction

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Mississippi Jack
The book tells an interesting adventure of a heroine going across the Western America through river travel in the 19th century. And there are some characters that are historical.

Read a book.

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Amelia's Notebook, by Marissa Moss
I learned that you can make new best friends even when your old ones move away.

Reading

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Amelia's notebook
I learned that it is posible to make new fiends even when you move away.

Read a Few Gardening Books

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Vegetable Gardening by Jo Whittingham and Edible Gardening for the Midwest by Colleen Vanderlinden


Vegetable gardening by Jo Whittingham
This book tried to cover too many things, and ended up not being as informative as I would have liked. Fabulous photographs, though.


Edible gardening for the Midwest: vegetables, herbs, fruits & seeds by Colleen Vanderlinden and Alison Beck
This book was more usefully organized, with plants in alphabetical order. Herbs and a few less common edible plants are included, which is a nice feature.

Played Piano

I sang in my church choir

Read a book.

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Amelia's BFF, by Marissa Moss
It taught me that you can have two friends even if they do not like each other, and how to figure out conflicts about friendships.