- 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
- 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
Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Superman returns [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures in association with Bad Hat Harry
Thor [videodisc)] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Spider-Man [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin production
Captain America. The first avenger [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
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
Bones never lie: how forensics helps solve history's mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod
The mystery of Darwin's frog by Marty Crump ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez
Forensics and modern disasters by written by Rebecca Stefoff
The discovery and mystery of a dinosaur named Jane by Judith Williams
The case of the vanishing golden frogs: a scientific mystery by Sandra Markle
Enigmatic events by Gary L. Blackwood
When is a planet not a planet?: the story of Pluto by Elaine Scott
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).
The secret cellar by Michael D. Beil
It happened on a train by Mac Barnett ; illustrations by Adam Rex
The secret in the old attic by Carolyn Keene
The Hardy Boys, undercover brothers. Vol. 17. Word up! by Scott Lobdell, writer ; Paulo Henrique Marcondes, artist ; based on the series by Franklin W.
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
Geeked about books and reading? For the most interested, a nonfiction selection of stories about authors or the inspiration for their work.
The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef
The trouble begins at 8: a life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild West by Sid Fleischman
Marooned: the strange but true adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
C.S. Lewis: the man behind Narnia by Beatrice Gormley
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
Madeline the cookie fairy by Daisy Meadows
Icing on the cake by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk
My chocolate year by Charlotte Herman ; [illustrations by LeUyen Pham]
Katie and the cupcake cure by Coco Simon
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Lucky for good by Susan Patron ; with illustrations by Erin McGuire