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Your challenge responses will be posted on the blog or in the library with the creator listed as your username so you can remain anonymous if desired.
Any challenge can be completed any time throughout the summer. This page will be updated with all the challenge information as it is released. 3 new challenges will be posted every Monday.
Send an e-mail to MuehlPublic [at] gmail [dot] com Please list the challenge number as the subject heading, and in the body of the e-mail list your username and challenge response.
You can also complete a challenge response by hitting reply underneath the post. Be sure that you put your user name. This is a great way for you to be able to interact immediately and perfectly acceptable! Thank you!
All challenges are worth 1 point. There are random ways to gain double challenge points especially if you help with the BURGER FEST PARADE float or ride on the BURGER FEST PARADE float. Extra point opportunities will be posted on this blog so be sure to read carefully!
Earn at least 10 points to be guaranteed a prize when challenge prizes are awarded at the end of the program. Top scorers will receive the biggest prizes.
- Sign-up for the program.
Fill out a sheet at the library and then your username will be added to this blog so that you can participate.
- Read a book from the 2016 Teens’ Top 10 Nominations List put together by YALSA.
Submit: Book title and author, your personal rating (whatever system you want: grades, stars…), and a brief review. A few sentences will suffice, but feel free to write more.
- Take a photograph that represents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” to you.
Submit: E-mail the photograph as an attachment (shrink it down so the file size isn’t huge). State the title of your photograph. Make sure to sign your name and/or username.
4. Who is a famous athlete you admire and why?
This summer’s theme is about all kinds of HEALTH. Athletes are physically fit!
Submit: Please tell me about a famous athlete (living or dead) who you admire and why.
For example, I have always admired Muhammad Ali. He was rigorous about being fit his whole life. But when he was a boxer he trained very very hard so that he could be very very successful. Part of that training was to have a positive mental picture of WINNING. Out of the ring, he was a kind and gentle soul who did a lot of good for humanity. When he suffered from Parkinson’s disease later in his life he fought that with strength, also. He became a spokesperson and role model for living with the disease in a dignified and upbeat manner.
5. It is strawberry picking time!
Please research and submit the health benefits of eating strawberries!
6. Exercising our brains!
Please submit a brain teaser or brain puzzler of any kind that can get people using their brains! We will make these available around the library for patrons to stretch themselves even though it is summer!
7. It’s Polka Time! And this Challenge is worth 5 points.
Pintsize Polkas will be at the library on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. Earn 5 points by coming to the show. To sweeten the deal (!) earn 5 points for every person you are able to bring to the show. It is going to be fun! This picture is from the last time this show was at the library, in 2011.
8. Thinking about our mental health
Research from two sources please, one a book and one online. What can people do when they are on the brink of losing their temper to calm down? Key word search might be “anger management” or “managing emotions”. Please submit the ideas that you learn from your research. Thank you! (This is a very important issue so there will be an individual page on the blog with the results on it.)
9. Using Infosoup/Overdrive
Do a search in Overdrive for an digital book–an ebook or an audiobook. Even if you don’t check it out, make a copy of the record and submit it.
10.10 negative calorie foods are: almonds, apples, berries, celery, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, cucumbers, green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, and nightshades. Submit: Find or create a recipe that includes at least TWO of them.
11. 10 fat-burning condiments and spices are: Cayenne pepper, black pepper, turmeric, mustard, horseradish, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cardamom, and cumin. Submit: Which one of these have you tasted and do you like it or not?
12.10 proteins are: Beef (lean cuts), chicken, clams, crabmeat, eggs, flounder, mussels, shrimp, tuna and turkey. Submit: Which of these do you have in your diet? How do you like it prepared?
*I got the ideas for challenges 10, 11, and 12 from a book I am reading called The Negative Calorie Diet by Rocco Dispirito. This book promotes healthy eating for healthy living!
13. Study Matt Tavares! He is the illustrator of much of the artwork for this year’s summer reading theme, ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! Submit: a short bio about Matt and list at least one of the books that he has illustrated. Summer reading is a wonderful time to showcase the talents of authors AND illustrators.
14. Did you know that is the National Parks Centennial? It is wonderful that we have had 100 years of National Parks as places to visit for our overall health.
Go to https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm and look around. Submit: Tell me one thing that you did not know before about our National Parks but learned by visiting this site. Thank you.
15. Make your own Emoji Recommend…poster. Use at least three books! Get their book covers and then add your emojis! You can use books that were “just alright” if you want or even books that you did not like. Just add the appropriate emoji. Fun! Submit: Emoji Recommend…poster.
16. Create a picture like this with a sibling or yourself or a friend!! I like this kind of tribute to nature! Submit: Please submit the jpeg to MuehlPublic@gmail.com
17. Participating in your community is a way to stay healthy! Submit: tell me a place you have been together with other people this summer, local or not, where you were joined with other people for a common cause even if the cause was just having FUN!
Examples: going to the Farmer’s Market, going to the museum, going to Music in the Park, going to the drive-in movie, or make up your own!
18. Cigarettes are bad for you! Tell me one thing that cigarettes do that is bad for you. Additionally, please tell me where you got your information.
19. Charles Nagreen was the original Hamburger Charlie and he invented the hamburger at the Outagamie County Fair. Write a paragraph about Hamburger Charlie. (Hint: use this website for research: http://www.homeofthehamburger.org/) Submit: Please submit your paragraph to MuehlPublic@gmail.com or use the comment feature on this blog.
20. What is your favorite fair ride and why? Submit: Please submit your answer to MuehlPublic@gmail.com or use the comment feature on this blog.
21. Coloring is trendy but so what? It is fun and relaxing. For this challenge, run off the FAIR WEEK pdf and color it. Please submit it (with your name on the back) to the BLOG BOX in the foyer of the library.
22. Pokemon Go! has been in the news a lot lately. But I would like to hear about how it is going in other countries where it has been launched. Submit: information you find out about the current event of Pokemon Go! abroad.
23. Goals for August. Summer vacation is starting to wind down. What are some of your goals before going back to school? Submit: Tell me what you would like to get done prior to returning to school. And if it is doing more challenges for this blog, that is just great!
24. Rory Gilmore reading challenge. Rory Gilmore was a TV character on a show called The Gilmore Girls. Look over the list and tell me if you have read any of the books OR which books you would like to try.
Submit: Any of the books you have read off the list OR which ones make you interested in reading them.
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26. August 15 is Independence Day in India. Submit: The history of India’s Independence Day.
27. What movie did you watch this summer that was based on a book? Submit: Please submit the title and the author and the publication date. Then tell me how many years between the time the book was published and the time that the movie came out!
28. A bucket list is a wish list of things you would like to do before you “hit the bucket”. Submit: What is one thing on your bucket list OR that you would put on a bucket list.