Missions
Earns You
Mission Badge
Adult Spring Reading Challenges
Adult Spring Reading Challenge (Ages 18+)

Mix and match your personal reading challenge by choosing challenges from this list! Earn 3 points for each book you log. Reading and logging 4 books will "complete" the HCLS Adult Spring Reading Challenge but you can continue to earn additional points and unlock new badges by logging additional books from the challenge list! 

Adult Winter Reading Challenges
Adult Winter Reading Challenge (Ages 18+)

Mix and match your personal reading challenge by choosing challenges from this list! Earn 3 points for each book you log. Reading and logging 3 books will "complete" the Adult Winter Reading Challenge but you can continue to earn additional points by logging additional books from the challenge list. 

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
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
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 1
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 1
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 1
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 1
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 1
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 1
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 10
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 11
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 12
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 13
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 2
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 3
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 4
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 5
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 6
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 7
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Winter Reading: Play, Create, & Learn! (Ages 0 -10

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Winter Reading: Play, Create & Learn! (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 8
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9
Spring Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9
Spring Reading (Ages 11-17)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9
Summer Reading (Ages 0-10)

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

Earns You

1 Pts.
Mission 9
Summer Reading (Ages 11-17)

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! 

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
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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