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I rode my bike outside

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Game On

I played cricket outside.

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Game On

I played basketball outside

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Game On

I played baseball outside

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Game On

went to library and played giant scrabble

build LEGO

play computer game--Strike Force Heroes 2

Played basketball at shark summer camp

Read a Wierd Sports of the world

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Wierd Sports of the world By S.B Watson

Played bratz ponies 2 on 3DS

Read

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The Bat Boy

Read

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Slam Dunk

Played games with my brother

Me and my brother first watched bowling videos to brush up on techniques, then we sat down and played Sequence, a math related game.

Brainy Games

scrabble boardEarn your Geek Out badge by playing Words With Friends or Scrabble online. Learn new words while having fun. Or take your choice of a host of other puzzle, hidden object or word games. Online chess is a good one as well. Games can be played on Facebook or independent of it. Start those brain games now!

Teen Baseball Books

Center field by Robert Lipsyte

Heat by Mike Lupica

Curveball: the year I lost my grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

The boy who saved baseball by John H. Ritter

Alex Rodriguez by Michael V. Uschan

The big field by Mike Lupica

Center field by Robert Lipsyte

Try a New Sport

Tennis: steps to success by Jim Brown, Camille Soulier

Table tennis: steps to success by Richard McAfee

Field hockey: steps to success by Elizabeth Anders with Sue Myers

Softball: steps to success by Diane Potter, Lynn V. Johnson

Archery: steps to success by Kathleen M. Haywood, Catherine F. Lewis

Swimming: steps to success by David Thomas

Basketball: steps to success by Hal Wissel

More Fun and Activities for the Whole Family

Teens Get Your Fiction Game On

The Big Game of Everything by Chris Lynch

Swim the fly by Don Calame

Whale talk by Chris Crutcher

Winger by Andrew Smith

Rush for the gold: mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein

Vanishing act by John Feinstein

Summer ball by Mike Lupica

The batboy by Mike Lupica

Snapshots of Reading and Games

Share the ways you've been able to combine reading with gaming or sports. Earn your badge by sharing a photo of you reading a baseball book at a Tigers Game, reading about improving your chess skills while playing a formidable opponent, or come up with your own way of creatively reading while playing.

Celebrate Go Outdoors Month All Summer Long

You can celebrate Get Outdoors Month all summer long. The official celebration takes place in June, but you can find activities to celebrate going outdoors throughout our Connect Your Summer experience. Use library materials to learn a new outdoor sport, plan an outdoor adventure, or just to find a great book to take outside. Share your experience to earn a badge.

During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).