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Summer Reading Badges

Here's a list of all the potential badges you can earn for Summer Reading this year, as well as directions on what you need to do to earn them.  You'll log all secret codes and answers in our Summer Reading website, found here.  This list can also be found on our Summer Reading website, under the Activity Badges tab

 

All Ages Library Program Activity Badges

All Library Programs will have secret codes available.  Type your secret code in the Summer Reading database to earn the badge for that program.
Program Name Age Group Description
Summer Reading Kickoff All Sign up for Summer Reading at the Kickoff on June 2nd.
AuthorLink with Jess Smart Smiley All Attend the AuthorLink with Jess Smart Smiley. It takes place June 5th in the Bullock room, #309, at 7:00 pm.
June Yoga @ the Library All Practice yoga with the Provo City Library! It takes place June 6th in the Bullock room, #309, at 7:00 pm. 
Movie in the Courtyard All Watch a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with us in the library courtyard. Free event. Doors will open at 9:00 pm. Bring pillows, blankets, chairs and snacks. We’ll also have free popcorn!
Family Music Night All Learn to play a few simple songs on the ukulele at our Family Music Night.  This event will occur Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm in room #309. Instruments will be provided, and all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Book Trivia Night Ages 12 and Up How well read are you? Come to Book Trivia Night to find out! Teams of 4-8 people will compete to see who knows their book trivia best. Prizes awarded! The event takes place June 14th at 7:00 pm in room #201.
AuthorLink with Kristen Chandler All Join Kristen Chandler for the release of her new book, Thief of Happy Endings. This event takes place Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm in room # 309.
AuthorLink with Ann Edwards Cannon All Join author and Salt Lake Tribune columnist Ann Edwards Cannon as she discusses I’ll Tell You What, her new essay collection and tribute to her father, legendary football coach LaVell Edwards. This event happens Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm in room #201.
Movie Night All Come watch Coco at the library, Wednesday June 27th. This is a free event. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Bring pillows, blankets, and snacks. We’ll also have free popcorn!
Color Therapy All Relax with us as you try out adult coloring books. This event takes place July 10th at 7:00 pm in room #260.
July Yoga @ the Library All Practice yoga with the Provo City Library! This special session takes place July 11th in the Bullock room, #309, at 7:00 pm.
Book Swap Ages 10 and Up Swap your gently used books for something new to read! This event takes place Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 pm in romo #201. Ages 10 and up will get to choose one free book just for showing up. Limit of 10 books may be brought to swap. Books must be in decent condition: No mold or mildew, no water damage, no pages falling out. Adult, Teen, and Middle Grade (150+pages) books accepted: No easy readers, intermediate, or picture books; no text books; no audio books
An Evening with Josi Kilpack All Josi Kilpack is the author of regency romances, culinary mysteries, and other delicious books. Join her for a presentation and book signing on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom. Tickets (available online starting July 4th) are required for this event.
Art of Magic Festival All Join local and nationally recognized magicians for a wonder-filled Wednesday! Everything from close-up magic to stage shows every hour, magic classes for kids, art puzzles, balloon artists, face painters, artisan booths, photo ops, and MORE! This event happens Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in our Ballroom.
AuthorLink with James A. McLaughlin Ages 12 and Up Attend the AuthorLink with James A. McLaughlin. It takes place July 25th in the Bullock room, #309, at 7:00 pm.
Riders on the Orphan Train All Join us for a one-and-a-half-hour multi-media presentation, telling the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. This event happens Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom.

 

 Teen Program Activity Badges

You must be a Teen (between ages 12 and 18) enrolled in the Teen Summer Reading Program in order to qualify for these badges.  All Library Programs will have secret codes available.  Type your secret code in the Summer Reading database to earn the badge for that program.

Program Name Description
June Teen Volunteer Board Have fun at this monthly meeting of the Teen Volunteer Board. It takes place June 7th in the Shaw Programming Room, #260, at 6:30 pm. If it’s your first time at Teen Volunteer Board, be sure to print out an application or pick one up from the First Floor Reference Desk.
Teen Jeopardy Come test your music trivia knowledge! Race against the clock as you prove your musical prowess. This event will occur Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 pm in room #260
Teen Lock In This is the biggest teen event of the summer! Enjoy food, games, and crafts in the ballroom! Then, after the library closes you can help with the Stuffed Animal Sleepover, hang out in the library, check out books (don’t forget your library card), and more! You must have a signed permission slip to attend the Lock-In. Permission slips can be found on here, or at the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
July Teen Volunteer Board Have fun at this monthly meeting of the Teen Volunteer Board. It takes place July 5th in the Shaw Programming Room, #260, at 6:30 pm. If it’s your first time at Teen Volunteer Board, be sure to print out an application or pick one up from the First Floor Reference Desk.
Teen Lip Sync Battle Do you have amazing lip-sync skills? Compete in our lip-sync battle for a chance to win 2 movie passes! This event takes place Wednesday, July 11th at 4:00 pm in room #309.
Teen Film Contest Teens, create a film with the theme "Libraries Rock" and submit it by July 9th for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Then join us for a viewing party and awards ceremony on July 19th. For rules and information, click here.
Teen Guess Jar Guess how many items are in the Teen Guess Jar at the 1st Floor Reference Desk, and win a prize if you are the one with the best guess! Items in the Guess Jar will change each week, and you can make a new guess each week as well.
Teen Minecraft Club Come explore the Minecraft World every Friday night at 6:30 pm in room #260. Teen players of all levels welcome. (Each week has a different badge and secret code.)

 

Children's Program Activity Badges

Here's a basic list of children's program badges, most of which will have a badge for each week.  Adults and teens who bring children to children's programs can also get the badge/point for attending the program.  For more information about these programs, check out our Kids' Corner tab.

Program Name Age Range
Book Babies  
Canopy Capers  
Cuentos en el Parque en Español  
Make and Take Crafts  
Preschool Play  
Stories in the Park  
Summer Story Time  
LEGO Crew Jr Ages 5-8
Kids' Code Club Ages 8-12
Kids' Minecraft Ages 8-12
Kids and Cameras Ages 9-12
Tween Thursdays Ages 9-12

 

Reading-Related Activity Badges

These badges give you points for reading specific books. Type your answers to the questions posted in our Summer Reading website to earn these badges.  For the Teen and Adult Summer Reading programs, you can also make your reading count toward your summer reading goal if you write a book review about the books you read for these badges in the Book Review section of the Summer Reading website (books must be over 100 pages long).

Badge Name Description
Listen to an Odyssey Award Winner The Odyssey Award is given annually to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. A list of Odyssey award winners and honor books can be found here. After listening to the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you listened to as well as what you thought about your experience listening to this book.
Read a Beehive Award Winner The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) sponsors the Beehive Book Award to help motivate young people to read. A good list of titles can be found here. After reading a Beehive Award winner book, complete the following task: List the title, author, and what year the book won the Beehive Award.
Read a Book about a Historical Event Read a book about a historical event. The book can be either fiction or nonfiction. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author and the historical event the book was about.
Read a Book by a Utah Author Read a book written by a Utah Author (preferably one that is new to you). A good list can be found on the King's English bookshop website. After reading the book, complete the following task: What was the title and author of the book written by a Utah author?
Read a Book from a Library Blog Browse through one of the library's blogs: Library BlogChildren's Book Reviews, or Adult & Teen Book Reviews. After finding an interesting book mentioned in these blogs and reading it, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read
Read a Book from a Library Booklist Read a book found on a Library booklist (found on our website under the Books & Media tab, or linked here). After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read, and the booklist it was mentioned on. 
Read a Book from a Library Display There are several book displays located throughout the library. Select a book that looks interesting. After reading or listening to the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read.
Read a Book from an Old School Assignment Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but never did. After reading the book, complete the task below. List the title and author of the book.
Read a Book from the Bottom Shelf Browse through the bottom row of a bookshelf and select a book to read. After reading the book, complete the task below. List the title and author of the book you read.
Read a Book in a Different Format Read a book in a format you don't usually read. For example, a book in verse, a graphic novel, a book written in the form of emails, etc. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author, then describe what you liked or didn't like about the format.
Read a Book in a Different Genre Read a book in a genre that you haven't read much of before. Ask a librarian for a recommendation if you need some help picking a new genre. After reading the book, complete the task below. List the title, author, and genre of the book you read. Do you think you'll read more books in this genre?
Read a Book Made into a Movie Read a book that has been turned into a TV show or movie. After reading the book, complete the following task. List the title and author of the book, and the name of the show based on the book.
Read a Book on Your TBR List Read a book on your TBR (To Be Read) list. We all have books that we want to read; here's a chance to make that happen. After reading the book, complete the task below. List the title and author of the book.
Read a Book Picked for You Read a book that you let a friend, family member, or librarian pick for you. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book.
Read a Book Set in a Foreign Country Read a book set outside of the United States. After reading the book, complete the task below. List the title, author, and what country this book was set in.
Read a Book with "Rock" in the Title Read a book with "rock" in the title. For example: this could be a book about rock music, rocks and minerals, or rock climbing. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read.
Read a Book with Your Favorite Color on the Cover What is your favorite color? Read a book that has one of your favorite colors on the cover and then complete the task below. List the title and author of the book you read and tell us what color drew you to this cover. Did you like the book as much as you liked the cover?
Read a Craft Book and Try One of the Projects Read a craft book (these can be found in the 700's section of the library) and try one of the projects. After trying the project, complete the task below. List the title and author of the book you read and tell us about the project you attempted.
Read a Fairy Tale Retelling Read a book that is a fairytale retelling. Check out our Fractured Fairy Tale Booklists for Teens and Adults for ideas. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book, and the name of the fairy tale it was based on.
Read a Musician's Biography Read a biography about a musician. This link has some options, but feel free to ask a librarian for help searching the catalog if needed. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read as well as the name of the musician this book was about.
Read a National Book Award Winner Read an award winning book! The National Book Awards are given out annually. After reading a National Book Award winner (you'll see a list of young adult titles at the bottom of the page in the link provided), complete the task below. List the title and author of the book your read.
Read a Newbery Award Winner The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. A good list of Newbery award winners can be found on Provo City Library's website here (or look under the Kids' Corner tab and click on Books for Kids). After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book you read as well as the year it won the Newbery Medal award.
Read a Random Book Randomly select a book from a library shelf, your own shelves, or a friend's. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book below.
Read an eBook or Audiobook Check out a downloadable eBook or audiobook from either OverDrive (their app is called Libby by OverDrive) or RBdigital. Alternatively, listen to a book on CD. Ask a Librarian if you need help using the Libby by OverDrive or RBdigital apps. After reading or listening to the book, complete the following task: List the title and author and then describe what you like or don't like about electronic books and/or audiobooks.
Re-read a Favorite Book Re-read one of your favorite books. After reading the book, complete the following task: List the title and author of the book.

 

In-Library Activity Badges

This list of badges can be accomplished in the library at any time! Type your answers to the questions posted (or enter the secret code) in our Summer Reading website to earn these badges.

Badge Name Description
Catalog Computers Count how many catalog computers are on the 1st floor of the Teen and Adult Reference section. (Hint: catalog computers do not have Internet access. You can only use them to look at the library catalog and the library website.) Then complete the following task: How many catalog computers are on the 1st floor of the Teen and Adult Reference section?
Check Out a Music CD Check out a music CD. Try something classical, look for a movie soundtrack, or look for one of your favorite artists. Then complete the following task: Name a song you listened to from the CD you checked out.
Check Out Sheet Music Check out a book of sheet music. Sheet music can be found on the second floor around 782. Then complete the following task: Name one of the songs listed in the book you checked out.
Cookbooks Browse the cookbook section (Cookbooks are found at 641 on the second floor) and find a recipe you'd like to try. Tell a librarian what you'd like to make and get a secret code.
Count the Steps Count the number of steps it takes you to walk from the Children's desk or the 1st Floor Reference Desk to the Used Book Store and back. Then tell a librarian your number to receive a secret code.
Daily Herald The Provo City Library keeps copies of all the back issues of the Daily Herald, stored on microfilm. Look for the Daily Herald microfilm cabinet, and tell a librarian the year of the oldest microfilm we have to get a secret code.
Decipher Song Titles A list of song titles with missing letters can be found on the West Wall of the Rogers New Wing (near the Used Bookstore and DVDs). Blank forms to write your answers can be picked up at the 1st Floor Reference Desk. Turn the form back in for secret code.
Emoji Song Titles Pick up a blank form at the 1st Floor Reference Desk. Decipher the emoji song titles, then return the answer sheet to the 1st Floor Reference Desk for a secret code.
Find the Painting Find the painting by Eric Dowdle, hung on a wall somewhere in the library. Hint: Look for hot air balloons. Then complete the following task: Where did you find the painting?
Games in the Library Find the notebook the list of all the games that can be played in the library. Alternately, you can also find the list of games listed on our website. Then complete the following task: Name a game from the list that you would like to play.
Hidden Images Pick up a blank form at the 1st Floor Reference Desk. Then find the 10 hidden images of the 2018 Summer Reading logo located around the 1st floor of the Rogers New Wing. Mark down their locations and return the answer sheet to the 1st Floor Reference Desk for a secret code.
Library Scavenger Hunt Complete the Library Scavenger Hunt. The hunt can be completed online with a mobile device, or pick up a printed copy at the 1st Floor Reference Desk. After finishing the scavenger hunt, go to the 1st Floor Reference Desk and show a librarian the completed form to receive the secret code for completing this challenge.
Music Call Number What is the Dewey Decimal Number used to mark the beginning of the library's music section? (Hint: You'll find it on a black marker in the library's nonfiction section.)
Newspapers The Provo City Library subscribes to 9 different newspapers. Back issues of each newspaper are kept for varying lengths of time. Find the back issues of newspapers on the second floor, or find the information about newspapers on the Provo City Library website, then complete the following task: Which newspapers does the library keep for the current month, plus the last three months?
Shaw Programming Room Find the Shaw Programming room and look at the calendar of events listed there. Tell a librarian one activity that is happening in the room this month to get your secret code.
Small Study Rooms There are three small study rooms you can reserve at the library, located along the wall by the Used Book Store and the DVDs. Find these rooms, then complete the following task: What are the room numbers of these three rooms?
Teen Corner Bulletin Board Check out the bulletin board located in the Teen Corner. Tell a librarian the title of one of the books featured there to get a secret code.

 

Library Website Activity Badges

This list of badges can be accomplished any time by looking through the library website. Type your answers to the questions posted in our Summer Reading website to earn these badges.

Badge Name Description
Ask a Librarian Ever noticed the "Ask a Librarian" blue tab on the right side of every Provo City Library web page? This is a great way to ask a question through email, text message, or chat. Test it out by asking us a question or telling us your favorite song. Be sure to note this is for the "Ask a Librarian Challenge" so we can send you a secret code to complete the Challenge.
Freegal Freegal Music is a service for downloading and streaming music. With Freegal, your library account can give you access to over 10 million songs in MP3 format. Try logging on with your library card number and PIN to create a playlist. Then complete the following task: What was the name of an artist and song on your new playlist?
Global Road Warrior Look through the Global Road Warrior database (also found on our website through the Learn tab). Pick a country, and learn about traditional music in that country. Then complete the following task. What country did you choose, and what is a fact you learned about their music?
Historical Provo The Provo City Library website contains a lot of information about Provo's early years. Check out the Historical Provo link, or go to the Quick Links box and under the Learn tab on our website. After looking through the resources there, complete the following task: What is something you learned about Provo by looking through the Historical Provo section? 
Library Blog Check out Provo City Library's main Library Blog. Go directly there using the link, or find the "Library Blog" on Provo City Library's website and browse through it. Then complete the following task. Tell us one blogpost title from January 2018.
Library Newsletters Click on the Newsletter link listed under the Quick Links section of our website, and look around. Then complete the following task. What are the names of the library newsletters? Is there an archive of previous newsletters?
Library Programs Tab From the "Programs" tab on the Provo City Library website, find your age group and look through the list of upcoming programs listed there. Then complete the following task. What upcoming program sounds the most interesting to you?
Lynda.com Learn something new with Lynda.com (Found on our website under the Learn tab, or through the link). Create an account with Lynda.com using your library card, and look through the lists of subjects. Then complete the following task. What is a skill or subject you're excited to learn about using Lynda.com?
Media Center The library has a Media Center, where you can transfer older formats (ex. VHS, cassette tapes) to newer formats. Take a look around the library website, and try to find information about this service, then complete the following task. What tab/dropdown is the Media Center listed under?
Meeting Rooms The Provo City Library has rooms the public can rent for events and meetings. Meeting room dimensions, along with other information about the rooms, are listed on our website here. Look over the information, then complete the following task. How many chairs can fit in room #302, the Brimhall Room?
Music Magazines The Provo City Library subscribes to over 200 magazines. How many list "music" as the main subject? Enter your answer below.
New DVDs List The library keeps a list of all of the new audio/visual materials added to the collection in the past year on our website. You can find the list here, or on the Provo Library website under the Books & Media tab, by clicking on New Audio/Visual Materials. Take a look at the list, then complete the following task. What is one new DVD title added to the library in March 2018?
Online Calendar Learn about the programs offered at the library by browsing our online calendar, then complete the following task. Name one of the events happening at the library next week?
World Book Online Using World Book Online (found on our website through the Learn tab, or through the link), research a musical instrument from history or from another country (ex. lute, harmonica, sitar, erhu, etc.). Then complete the following task. What is the instrument you picked, and what is a fact you learned about it?

 

Service-Related Activity Badges

This list of badges can be accomplished any time. Type your answers to the questions posted in our Summer Reading website to earn these badges.

Badge Name Description
Bring a Friend Bring a friend to a library event or program. A list of options can be found on our website under the Programs tab. Then complete the following task: What program did you attend?
Library Event Promotion Give someone a flier about a library event or resource you think they might be interested in. Fliers can be found by the large display next to the DVDs in the adult reference section, at any self-check stations. Then complete the following task: What flier did you give your friend?
Make Someone Laugh Do something unexpected to make someone laugh. (If you're on social media, consider using #ProvoServes. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: What did you do to make someone laugh? 
Note of Encouragement Write a note of encouragement and leave it for someone to find. (If you're on social media, consider using #provoserves. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: Who did you write a note to? 
#ProvoServes #provoserves is a new initiative from the Provo Mayor's Office. More information about #ProvoServes can be found here. #ProvoServes has been mentioned in a few other challenges as an additional option. For this challenge, think of another service you could provide, and do it. Then post what you did on social media using #ProvoServes. Then complete the following task: What service did you do? Where did you use the hashtag? 
Read to Someone Everyone loves listening to a story. Offer to read to someone. After reading together, complete the following task: Who did you read to, and what did you read?
Recycle Recycle something by taking it to the glass recycling bins in the Covey Center parking lot, or to the mixed recyclables bins at Kiwanis Park (820 N 1100 E), Fort Utah Park (200 N Geneva Rd), or the Compost Station (1625 S Industrial Pkwy). Then complete the following task: How many items did you recycle?
Service in Line Invite someone to go ahead of you while waiting in a line. (If you're on social media, consider using #ProvoServes. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: How did the person react when you let them go ahead of you in line? 
Smile at Someone New When you see someone you don't know, smile at them. (If you're on social media, consider using #ProvoServes. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: How did the person react? 
Spend Time Together Spend at least 15 minutes doing an activity you wouldn't normally take time to do with someone in your life. Examples include play a game with a child/sibling, do yardwork with family, bake together, etc. (If you're on social media, consider using #provoserves. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: What activity did you do, and who did you do it with? 
Take a Walk Take a walk around your neighborhood and say hello to neighbors you see outside. Alternately, ask your neighbor about their day. (If you're on social media, consider using #provoserves. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: How many neighbors did you talk to? 
Text or Write to a Friend Text or write a letter to a friend you haven't talked to in a while. Then complete the following task: How did your friend react to hearing from you?
Trash Clean Up Visit a park or other public space and clean up three pieces of trash. (If you're on social media, consider using #provoserves. More information can be found here.) Then complete the following task: What were the three items you picked up? 

 

 Community-Related Activity Badges

This list of badges can be accomplished any time. Type your answers to the questions posted in our Summer Reading website to earn these badges.

Badge Name Description
Background Music While out shopping, pay attention to the background music in the stores. Then complete the following task. What song did you hear at the store?
Bean Museum Visit the Bean Museum and find Shasta the Liger, then complete the following task. What was your favorite animal that you saw? 
City Festival Utah County has city festivals and fairs happening almost every weekend throughout the summer. Attend one of these festivals. This link (also found on our webpage under the Learn tab) has a few options. Then complete the following task: What was your favorite part of the festival?
Farmers Market Go local by visiting a farmers market. A list of local farmers markets can be found on the Provo City Library website in the What to Do in Provo section, or linked here. After visiting, complete the following task. What farmers market did you visit?
Fireworks Watch a fireworks show, then complete the following task. What was your favorite firework you saw?
Free Activity in Provo Find something free to do in Provo. The Utah Valley website has a good list. After enjoying a free activity, complete the task listed below. What free activity did you do?
Go to a New Store Visit a store in Provo that you have never been to before. Then complete the following task. What was the name of the store?
Ice Cream Get ice cream at a Provo restaurant, then complete the following task. What restaurant did you go to? What kind of ice cream did you get?
Museum of Art Visit the BYU Museum of Art (or another art museum), then complete the following task. What art museum did you go to, and what exhibit did you enjoy the most? 
Outdoor Concert Summertime provides all sorts of opportunities to enjoy the arts and the outdoors. Watch an outdoor concert, movie, or play. Then complete the following task: What was the name of the outdoor concert, movie, or play?
Picnic Have a picnic, then complete the following task. What was your favorite thing you at at the picnic?
Quiet Place in Nature Find a quiet place in nature and just listen. Then complete the following task. Name something you heard while you were listening.
Sing a Song Sing a song with another person or group, then complete the following task. What song did you sing? Who did you sing it with?
Swim Go swimming! Then complete the following task. Where did you go swimming?
Take a Hike Take a hike on a new trail. A few options can be found on our website (under the Learn tab, click on What to Do in Provo, or follow this link). Then complete the following task. What hike did you go on? What was your favorite thing about the hike?
Watch a Parade Watch one of the many local parades happening this summer. After watching the parade, complete the task below. What was the name of the parade and what was your favorite float or parade entry?