Missions
Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Art & Creative Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Check out these activities themed around arts and creativity. Complete any 5 activities to unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Begin Summer Reading (Mission 1)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Begin Summer Reading (Mission 1)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Family Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities in this Mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Family Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Try out some of these fun activities while spending time at home with your family! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Final Mission (Mission 14)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Final Mission (Mission 14)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Fun with Family & Friends
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities in this mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Just For Fun!
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the mission activities listed here to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Language & Literacy Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the activities on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10 (Where in the World?)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11 (Imagination Station)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12 (Universe of Wonder)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13 (Create, Share, Learn)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2 (Summer Adventures)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3 (Animals)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4 (Math)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5 (Colors)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6 (Outdoor Adventures)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Mission 7 (Music & Sound)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8 (Fairy & Folk)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9 (Family & Friends)
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Complete any 3 activities to complete this mission and unlock a new badge!

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Music Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Explore music at home! Complete any 5 activities in this mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
NEW! Play, Create & Learn
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Check out these activities themed around play and learning. Complete any 5 activities to unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Outdoors & Nature
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

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Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Play & Learn!
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities from this list to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Read For Good - Summer 2020 Reading Challenges
Adult Summer Reading - Read for Good!

Adult Summer Reading Challenges Looking for some inspiration to plan your Summer Reading List? Check out this list of Reading Challenges!  Use one from our list or create your own. A new challenge will be added each Monday through August 24th.  Check back for more challenges all summer long! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Reading Challenges!
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the Reading Challenges on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  Parents and Caregivers, are you looking for a new book to help your child complete a challenge? Find lots of e-books and e-resources for kids at HCLS Now!

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Science & Math Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities in this Mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Social Distance Reading Challenge Suggestions
Social Distance Reading Challenge

Take your pick of reading challenges from this list, curated by Howard County Library System staff. You may do them in any order, as many or as few as you like! New challenges will be added weekly, so be sure to check back for new challenges every Friday! 

Social Distance Self-Care Suggestions
Social Distance Reading Challenge

HCLS staff have brainstormed some ideas for self-care during this time of uncertainty. Do as many or as few of these activities as you wish, in any order that you want. New suggestions will be added every Thursday, so be sure to check back! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Wellness & Nutrition Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Try some of these Wellness and Nutrition activities with your family! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Wellness & Nutrition Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Check out these activities themed around wellness & nutrition. Complete any 5 activities to unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
World Language & Geography Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Explore languages, cultures, and places around the world from the comfort of your home! Complete any 5 of these activities to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Art & Creative Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the activities on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Games
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of these fun activities to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Libraries Stand Against Racism
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Birth-Age 10)

Use these activities to learn and talk about race, racism and social justice. Parents and caregivers, please read the special message from Tonya Aikens, President and CEO of Howard County Library System, and find lists of recommended resources here. 

Earns You

1 Pts.
Libraries Stand Against Racism
Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story (Ages 11-17)

Use these activities to learn and talk about race, racism and social justice. Parents and caregivers, please read the special message from Tonya Aikens, President and CEO of Howard County Library System, and find lists of recommended resources here. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Space Exploration
All Programs

A new planet has recently been discovered in our solar system! Help us collect data about this strange new planet by completing the activities below. Maybe this new planet will become your new home!

Earns You
Mission Badge
Astronaut Training
All Programs

So you want to be an astronaut... Did you know it is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing? NASA is looking for some new recruits. Do you have what it takes? Complete the following steps to learn about what is needed to become an astronaut with NASA!

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Connect with Your Community
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities from this mission to unlock a new badge! You may come back to complete any additional activities after you unlock the badge. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Writing & Literature Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of these fun activities to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Space is Neat
All Programs

True or False. Are these space facts true? Or simply made up? Take a guess. You have a 50/50 chance of being right!Type true or false into the completion box for each fact listed.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Name That Planet
All Programs

There used to be nine planets in our solar system, and now there are only eight! Think you can guess which of the eight planets are left? Using the provided clues, guess the correct planet and type your answer below each one. Only correct answers count, so keep trying and name that planet!No need to worry if you guess wrong - you have an unlimited number of guesses for each planet!



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