Explore old interests or follow your curiosity to discover something new!
Join in the summer reading fun at the Library by completing 12 hours of reading! After
you have read 12 hours of reading you will receive an online badge that earns points for
the Summer Challenge and is redeemable for one book at the Summer's End Book Fair.
Continue to read another 12 hours or complete 50 points in the Summer Challenge to
earn a second book from the Book Fair.
Come to the Summer's End Book Fair located in the Youth Activity Center and at the
Adult Information Desk at the Main Library from Wednesday, August 20 to Friday,
August 29, 2014 during regular Library hours to get your book(s).
Make sure to stop at one of the Information Desks before selecting your book(s) and
receive your 2014 Summer Reading completion backpack tag keepsake!
The Summer Challenge
Take up the Summer Challenge and extend your summer reading fun with
interactive learning challenges. Choose from dozens of exciting challenges throughout
the summer and earn a special online badge for each activity you complete.
Upon completion of each activity, redeem your code to release your online badge. Watch
your points add up as you climb the virtual Summer Challenge Leaderboard. The top 10
players on the Youth Leaderboard and the top 5 players on the Teen Leaderboard at the
end of the summer will receive a prize.
- iPad Mini, 2nd & 3rd Place
- iPod Touch, 4th-10th Place
- iPod Shuffle
- iPad Mini, 2nd Place
- iPod Touch, 3rd-5th Place
- iPod Shuffle
- Winners will be notified by September 5, 2014.
- Limit of one prize per person and in the event of a tie, a random computergenerated
winner will be selected from the candidates.
** The Summer Reading Prizes are being donated by the Friends of the Library. **
How to Register for Summer Reading & the Summer Challenge
Summer Reading runs from June 14 to August 29, 2014. Join anytime throughout the
summer. Registration will begin May 15, at the Main Library, Westacres Branch or
through the Online Library at www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org/summer.
Registration is open to:
- Residents: Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake or Sylvan Lake who have a West Bloomfield
Township Public Library card in good standing.
- Non-residents: Non-resident students, as well as their parents and siblings, enrolled
in West Bloomfield School District and students of Keith, Pleasant Lake, Lone Pine,
and West Hills with a library card in good standing from their home library.
Create a unique username and password and complete the online registration.
Please note that each individual may only register one time.
Complete 12 hours of reading and earn your first online badge. Upon completion
of the reading requirement, you're ready to take on the challenge!
How to Choose Challenges
Login to Read & Compete to browse through the challenges.
Choose your first challenge and pick anything that interests
you. Read what you're challenged to do, complete the activity,
claim your badge and start climbing the Virtual Leaderboard.
Keep going to have more fun and earn more badges.
We know you're up to the challenge!
How to Claim Badges
After completing a badge challenge, login to your individual account
and redeem your claim code.
- Some challenges have self-claim codes, which are listed at the end of the challenge.
- For other challenges, you retrieve the claim code from the staff at the Library.
- Special scavenger hunt challenges involve finding a claim code within the Library,
at Library programs, on the Library website, and/or in the Library catalog.
Once you have the claim code, login to the summer reading website and
click Redeem Code, enter the given code and claim your points.
How to Keep Track of Badges Completed and Points Earned
When you register, you create your personal virtual Summer Challenge backpack.
Badges appear in your backpack as you complete and claim them. See every badge
as it is claimed, along with a tally of your points.
Challenge Bonus: Scavenger Hunt Badges
You never know where or when a hidden code might pop up. Keep your eyes and ears
open throughout the summer to find hidden codes and earn more points. Advance up
the Leaderboard with every point you earn.
Rise to the Challenge!
Register beginning May 15 and have fun learning all summer long!