Missions
Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #1

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!

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"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #2

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!

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"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #3

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!




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"Story This!" Creative Writing Mission #4

Write a 750 to 1500 word story inspired by this image and send it to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Send your story as a Word document and make sure to include your name and contact information. If your story is really good, we might post it on our website!




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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.



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A Colorful Hunt

“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly
Color is everywhere! Can you guess the color for each of these riddles?



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A Walk in the Park

Get outside for a walk in the park.

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Animal Yoga

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

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Attend a Virtual Book Club



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Attend a Virtual Event!

We may not be able to meet in person, but our program planners have been busy developing virtual programming! Attend at least three of the following for bonus points!


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Attend a Virtual Film Club

Love to discuss the nuances of film? Want an opportunity to explore the history of film using Kanopy? Well, film club with Phil and Kathleen is the place to start.





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Attend a Zoom Teen Tastemakers Meetup

Join us at one of our monthly Teen Tastemaker meetups on Zoom! We will discuss our favourite books, write content for the library’s website, and work together to improve the virtual experience. Register for our upcoming meetings and then log on to earn special badges, at least 50 extra points per meetup, and volunteer hours for school.



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Be a Maker!

Be a maker and try one of our challenges!


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Blue Spruce ®, JK-Grade 2

Welcome to the Blue Spruce Mission! Read each book, do the activity to go with the book and when you have completed that - collect your badge!

Each badge is worth points and an entry into our prize draw - Good Luck!

Once you are finished the activities, vote for your favourite book.



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100 Pts

Build A Better World

Work on 'building a better world' this summer with this fun mission!

Complete 4 activities to complete the mission, earn a badge & earn 100 points!

This mission can be worked on as a family - family members can view their Missions to see their activities; many overlap.

 



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Build A Better You

Work on 'building a better you' this summer with this fun mission!

Complete 4 activities to complete the mission, earn a badge & earn 100 points!

This mission can be worked on as a family - family members can view their Missions to see their activities; many overlap.

 



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Build It Mission

Work on stretching your imagination & engineering skills this summer with this fun mission!

Complete 4 activities to complete the mission, earn a badge & earn 100 points!

This mission can be worked on as a family - family members (PreReaders, Kids & Teens) can view their Missions to see their activities; many overlap.



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Building Community

Cambridge is a caring community - stay connected by completing one or more of these activities.


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Celebrate 50 years of the Juno Awards

2021 marks 50 years of the Juno Awards! Celebrate Canadian music by completing the following activities.


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Check Out My Pet

Check out a book featuring the same type of pet as yours (or your favorite type of pet).

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Classic Fun

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Classics Cover Contest



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Colors!

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Community Helpers

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Counting Challenge

Complete 3 or more missions to earn the badge.


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Course Review

Learn to play guitar, draw people, edit video, use graphic design software --anything! Or check out some lectures on anything from Philosophy to stage acting from real university professors and working professionals.

Complete any online lecture or course on Lynda.com or Gale Courses and send a 200 to 250 word review to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Create Your Own Adventure

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!



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Double up your points!

Did you read Moon of the Crusted Snow? Score an extra 100 points!

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Dragons!

Check out a book that has illustrations of dragons, is about dragon mythology, or has dragons in the story.

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Emojis Tale

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

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Escape the Mysterious

Your mission is to complete at least two of the escape rooms or murder mysteries.

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Event Review

Attend an Idea Exchange event or program (either online or in person) and send a review to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Explore Cambridge!

Get to know Cambridge - explore a new part of town, discover a nugget of local history, or visit a new-to-you local business.


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Fall into...a gratitude journal

It’s easy to take the good things and people in our lives for granted, but research suggests that consciously giving thanks for them can have profound effects on our well-being and relationships. Keeping a gratitude journalhelps you develop a greater appreciation for the good in your life. In fact, people who routinely express gratitude enjoy better health and greater happiness.



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Fall into...Food

Fall is all about the food: warming soups and stews, mouthwatering pies and delicious apple cider. Try something new and earn points as well!


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Fall into...Halloween



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Falling...Leaves




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Food Bank donation



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Get Moving & Grooving

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Get Outside!

Explore a new hobby that gets you outside this winter!


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Guess the Fairy Tale

Using the provided clue(s), guess the name of the fairy tale!

*Need a hint? Try one of these: Alice In Wonderland, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Hansel And Gretel, Jack And The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess And The Pea, The Three Little Pigs.



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Have a Picnic

Enjoy a picnic with family, friends, or both!

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I Spy Rainbow Walk

Find each of the following colors on a walk around your neighborhood. What kind of interesting things do you see? Mark each color off as you find them, don't forget to look high and low!




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Imagine a Story

Make up your own story, and then tell it to your family or friends.

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Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Find all of the following items in your home.

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Kanopy Film Review

Send a 200 to 250 word review of a Kanopy film to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Kitchen Helper

Help make dinner and clean up afterward.

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Lakes and Ponds



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Library Mission

Explore some of the various resources your library offers with this fun mission!

Complete 4 activities to complete the mission, earn a badge & earn 100 points!

This mission can be worked on as a family - family members can view their Missions to see their activities; many overlap.



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Match the Tail

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! 

*Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.


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My Castle

Build your own play castle using chairs, sheets, and pillows.

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New to Chew



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Nonfiction Review

Send a 200 to 250 word review of any nonfiction book to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Olympic Trivia

Watch the video and then answer the questions below! Can you get them all right?




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Once Upon a Time

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Online Trivia Night: Gilmore Girls

Register in advance for this trivia challenge which takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6, for this trivia challenge and compete alongside our Teen Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!



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Online Trivia Night: Gilmore Girls

Register for this trivia challenge and compete alongside our Adult Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!


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Online Trivia Night: Grey's Anatomy

Register in advance for this trivia challenge which takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 16, and compete alongside our Teen Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!



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Online Trivia Night: Grey's Anatomy

Register for this trivia challenge and compete alongside our Adult Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!


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Online Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Register in advance for this trivia challenge which takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 13, and compete alongside our Teen Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!


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Online Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Register for this trivia challenge and compete alongside our Adult Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!


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Online Trivia Night: YA Dystopian Lit

Register in advance for this trivia challenge which takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 2, and compete alongside our Teen Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!



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Online Trivia Night: YA Dystopian Lit

Register for this trivia challenge and compete alongside our Adult Summer Reading contest participants! You don't need to win, just come back here with the answer to the final question of the night to claim your points!


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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Use a camera or phone to take pictures of the following things. 


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Place aux défis

Combien de défis peux-tu relever avant la fin de l’été?

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Random Acts of Kindness (Round 1)

Choose a random act of kindness from the list below or chose how you want to spread kindness in the community!


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Random Acts of Kindness (Round 2)

Choose a random act of kindness from the list below or chose how you want to spread kindness in the community!


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Random Acts of Kindness (Round 3)

Choose a random act of kindness from the list below or chose how you want to spread kindness in the community!


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Random Acts of Kindness (Round 4)

Choose a random act of kindness from the list below or chose how you want to spread kindness in the community!


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Reader Challenge

Get out of a reading rut; Read some new & different things this summer with this fun mission!

Complete 4 activities to complete the mission, earn a badge & earn 100 points!

This mission can be worked on as a family - family members can view their Missions to see their activities; many overlap.



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Reading Lunch

Reading Lunch: Post a pic of your lunch and the book you're currently reading!

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Reading Outside

Take your reading outside, and enjoy the fresh air!

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Reading Together

Read out loud to a family member or friend.

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Refer a Friend

Do you have a friend who would enjoy the Virtual Teen Tastemakers? Tell them about the site, get them to sign up, and then CLICK HERE to notify us. Once we've confirmed your friend has enrolled, we will send you a secret code for 10 bonus points.

If you refer 5 friends, you will also earn the special "BFF" (Best Friends Forever) badge!



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ROY G BIV Poem Stack

Artists know that ROY G BIV stands for the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Search your book shelves, a friends, family members, or the library's book shelves to find a book in each color of the rainbow. Then stack the books in ROY G BIV order to see what book spine poem is formed. Share what each book spine says and your poem below! For extra fun, take a picture of your ROY G BIV poem stack!

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Send Any Review

Send a 200 to 250 word review of any book, film, or audiobook to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Send Audio Review

Send a 200 to 250 word review of any audiobook or music album to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Share a Positive Experience!

Have you had great service from a local restaurant, store or business? Write a review on social media and earn some bonus points!

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Share the joy!

Did you have a good day? Share the joy with your network by posting a funny or happy status on your social media account.

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Share Your Opinion

Review some of the books you have read - one from each genre.


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Share Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Share Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Share Yourself!

Have you given back to your community recently? If you've shared your time, talent or treasure with a nonprofit organization earn some bonus points!

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Silver Birch Express® Voting

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category. Once you have completed all of the missions, it's time to vote. 


All votes will be tallied and submitted to Ontario Library Association (OLA) to qualify in the provide-wide vote. 



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Silver Birch Express®: Activities

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category.

Complete at least three of the activities, and earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!



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Silver Birch Express®: Read the Books

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!





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Stay At Home

Don't just log books... complete any six of these activities while you're at home to earn the Mission Badge!

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Story-time

Read the short story below and answer the questions.

Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.



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Story-time

Read the short story below and answer the questions.

Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.



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Summer Checklist

See how many challenges you can check off before the end of the summer!

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Taste the Rainbow

Color is all around us, including the food we eat! While there are many foods similar in color, you will be surprised how many different colors food is. Can you think of a food for each of the below colors? Type the name of at least 1 food for each color listed below.

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Tell A Joke at the Library

Tell a joke to a library worker the next time you visit.

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Unicorns and Dragons

Your second mission is to complete at least 7  activities from the list below. Check completed after it's done and you will earn another badge!



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Wear a Costume

Dress up like a favorite book or movie character.

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White Pine Award™: Read the Books (Grades 9-12)

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Hereis the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on thelist. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch Express® badge!



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White Pine Award™: Voting (Grades 9-12)

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category. Once you have completed all of the missions, it's time to vote. 

All votes will be tallied and submitted to Ontario Library Association (OLA) to qualify in the provide-wide vote. 



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Winter Reads

Chilly weather encourages us to hunker down and read a book. Complete three of these activities to earn some extra points!


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Word Wise

Learn four new words from books you are reading (or are having read to you).

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Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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YA Novel Review

Send a 200 to 250 word review of a young adult novel to teens@ideaexchange.org for an additional 100 points. Feel free to email and ask for tips on how to write a review if you've never done one before. Send your review as a Word document and make sure to include your name, contact information, and ReadSquared user name. If it's really good we might post your review on our website!



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Yellow Cedar ®, Grades 4-8

Welcome to the Yellow Cedar ® Mission! Read each book, do the activity to go with the book and when you have completed that - collect your badge!

Each badge is worth points and an entry into our prize draw - Good Luck!



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Evergreen® Read the Books

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Here is the list of the titles for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Evergreen® badge!

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March 2021 Writing Prompt

Flex your creative muscles and answer a writing prompt to complete this mission. For each completed prompt, you will earn 10 points!


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Mission “One”

One fine day, a “one”derful idea came upon a master builder in Monochrome City. “What if I could build a structure using only one shape?” they said, and immediately got to work.

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Mission 1: An a-MAZE-ing challenge!

What’s the best place to hide treasure? Why, in the middle of a booby-trapped labyrinth of course!






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Mission 2: 20,000 Legos Under the Sea

Blub, blub,blub! Have you ever wondered what was beneath the surface of the ocean? Let’sfind out! 






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Mission 3: Mad Science Challenge

The Invention Convention is coming up! Get your brain in gear to build and create.







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Mission 4: Troll Trouble

One day asyou were casually strolling along, you came upon a construction crew takingdown a very old bridge. YIKES! What was that sound? GASP! It was a troll!!!And… it’s crying? Oh no! You go to offer the troll a tissue and it tells youthat it used to live under the old bridge, but now its home is being destroyed. 







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Mission 5: Heroic Antics

Being ahero is SUPER hard work! For example, your arch nemesis is causing trouble againand it’s YOUR duty to stop them before they take over the city.





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Mission 6: Galaxy Galavant

5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!




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Mission Explore! Preschool

This mission is all about exploring; explore your neighbourhood and explore the Idea Exchange website to earn 50 points!



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Mission Explore! School Age

This mission is all about exploring; explore your neighbourhood and explore the Idea Exchange website to earn 50 points!



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Mission Science!

This mission is all about science, discovery and exploration! Complete both science activities to earn 50 points!

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Mythic Hero: Patch Power 2021

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Mythic Hero Independent Activities and/or attend Mythic Hero Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Mythic Hero Patch.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Mythic Hero Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  You will receive a "Secret Code"for credit at the end of each program.  



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Mythic Hero: Patch Power 2021

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Mythic Hero Independent Activities and/or attend Mythic Hero Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Mythic Hero Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.

You can find an register for Mythic Hero Programs via the Events Calendar at  www.chescolibraries.org.  You will receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of each program. 




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Evergreen® Activities

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Check out the activities for each of the books in this category. Complete the activities and earn a badge.

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March 2021 Photo Mission

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points!



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Mission Build It! Preschool

This mission is all about building; building a fort, building your knowledge and building fun.  Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

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Mission Build It! School Age

This mission is all about building; building a fort, building your knowledge and building fun.  Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

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Mission Dress Up!

This week is all about dressing up! Show us your costume to get 50 points.


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Mission Mummy Rescue

The mummies have escaped! They need your help getting into the afterlife and keeping their treasures safe.

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Mission Technology!

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech to find information on your favourite topic to earn your 50 points! 

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Preshistoric Explorer: Patch Power 2021

Your PatchPower Mission is to complete Prehistoric Explorer Independent Activities and/orattend Prehistoric Explorer Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your PrehistoricExplorer Patch.  Please remember that you will need to show your work andtell about the books you read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Prehistoric Explorer Programs via the Events Calendarat www.chescolibraries.org.  Youwill receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of eachprogram.  



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Preshistoric Explorer: Patch Power 2021

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Prehistoric Explorer Independent Activities and/or attend Prehistoric Explorer Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Prehistoric Explorer Patch.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch.  You can find and register for Prehistoric Explorer Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  You will receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of each program.  




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April 2021 Scavenger Hunt

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our teens site? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/teens and scroll to the bottom of the page where Teen Tastemaker Gemma recommends "Unstoppable" by Bill Nye.



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April 2021 Writing Prompt

Flex your creative muscles and answer a writing prompt to complete this mission. For each completed prompt, you will earn 10 points!


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Mission Mythical Madness

An archeologist just discovered a story about a new mythical creature and needs your help building a model of what it looked like.

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Mission Science! Preschool

This mission is all about science; reading about science and creating science. Complete both science activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Science! School Age

This mission is all about science; learning by reading and doing! Complete both science activities to earn 50 points!

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Sprout Scout: Patch Power 2021

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Sprout Scout Independent Activities and/or attend Sprout Scout Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Sprout Scout Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Sprout Scout Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  Youwill receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of eachprogram.  



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Sprout Scout: Patch Power 2021

Your PatchPower Mission is to complete Sprout Scout Independent Activities and/or attend Sprout Scout Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Sprout Scout Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Sprout Scout Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  Youwill receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of eachprogram.  



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April 2021 Photo Mission

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points!



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Mission Build It!

This mission is all about building and creating. Build, build, build to earn 50 points!

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Mission Time Travel

“What is it going to be like in the year 3030?”, you wonder, so you build a time machine…

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Mission Weird and Wild! Preschool

This mission is all about weird and wild creatures in nature, and weird and wild activities!  Complete both weird and wild activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Weird and Wild! School Age

It's time for a weird and wild mission!  Read about some weird and wild things in  nature, and then have some wild fun with a bubble experiment. Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

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Time Traveler: Patch Power 2021

Your PatchPower Mission is to complete Time Traveler Independent Activities and/or attendTime Traveler Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Time Traveler Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Time Traveler Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  Youwill receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of eachprogram.  



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Time Traveler: Patch Power 2021

Your PatchPower Mission is to complete Time Traveler Independent Activities and/or attendTime Traveler Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Time Traveler Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.   

You canfind and register for Time Traveler Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  Youwill receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of eachprogram.  



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Zookeeper Patch Power 2020

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Zookeeper Independent Activities and/or attend Zookeeper Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Zookeeper Patch.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch.   

You can find and register for Zookeeper Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  You will receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of each program.  



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Zookeeper Patch Power 2020

Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Zookeeper Independent Activities and/or attend Zookeeper Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Zookeeper Patch.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch.   

You can find and register for Zookeeper Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org.  You will receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of each program.  



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May 2021 Writing Prompt

Flex your creative muscles and answer a writing prompt to complete this mission. For each completed prompt, you will earn 10 points!


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Mission Art!

This week's mission is all about art! Complete one or both of the missions to earn 50 points.


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Mission Get Active! Preschool

This mission is all about getting active and being healthy!  Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Get Active! School Age

Get moving!  Inside or out, get those bodies active! Complete both activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Pirate Adventure

Captain Hook's Ship was attacked by a mysterious sea monster! He needs your help identifying the creature that sank the ship. With your refined building skills, I’m sure you can help Hook continue his search for buried treasure – all he needs is a new ship!

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May 2021 Photo Mission

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points!



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May 2021 Scavenger Hunt

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our website? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/ideas and look for the article about movies starring real-life mothers and daughters. The secret code is the one-word movie title mentioned in the article.



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Mission Get Creative! Preschool

Creativity is the name of this game!  Complete both art activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Get Creative! School Age

Creativity is the name of this game!  Do both art activities to earn 50 points!

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Mission Math!

Compete one of the scavenger hunts to earn 50 points!


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Mission Medieval Experience

You have been chosen by the people to rule the land! You will need a castle to live in and a dragon to guard it!

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White Pine Award™: Activities (Grades 9-12)

Have you read the White Pine Award™ nominees? Make sure to check out the missions for this category.

Complete at least three of the activities, and earn your White Pine Award™ badge!



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June 2021 Writing Prompt

Flex your creative muscles and answer a writing prompt to complete this mission. For each completed prompt, you will earn 10 points!


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Le prix Peuplier: Lisez les livres

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les 10 livres pourgagner votre badge de lecture du prix Peuplier! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu les 10 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  



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Mission Discovery! Preschool

Mission Discovery is all about igniting your curiosity!  Complete both activities in this mission to earn 50 points.

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Mission Discovery! School Age

Mission Discovery is all about igniting your curiosity!  Complete both activities in this mission to earn 50 points.

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June 2021 Photo Mission

Get your camera ready and snap some photos to complete this mission. For each completed photo mission, you will earn 10 points!



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June 2021 Scavenger Hunt

For 10 points, can you find the secret code on our website? Visit https://ideaexchange.org/teens. You will find it in the article about our favourite places in Cambridge.



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Le prix Mélèze: Lisex les livres

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Mélèze! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  



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Mission Technology! Preschool

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech both high and low to earn your 50 points!

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Mission Technology! School Age

Technology doesn't always mean computers and robots.  In Mission Technology, you'll use tech both high and low to earn your 50 points!

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Bonus Mission!

Register for a FREE Crafty Creations kit and pick it up at any Idea Exchange location! Craft it up and earn 50 points!

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Interstellar Seeker Patch Power 2019

If you didn't earn the Interstellar Seeker Patch last year, this is your chance!  Your Patch Power Mission is to complete 3 Interstellar Seeker Independent Activities to earn your Interstellar Seeker Patch.  There will not be programs for the 2019 patches.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch. 

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Mad Chef Patch Power 2019

If you didn't earn the Mad Chef Patch last year, this is your chance!  Your Patch Power Mission is to complete 3 Mad Chef Independent Activities to earn your Mad Chef Patch.  There will not be programs for the 2019 patches.  Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the books you read for this patch. 

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Let's read - Silver Birch® Titles

Read a minimum of 5 Silver Birch® titles to earn the Silver Birch® badge and to unlock the voting Mission, available on April 5, 2021.  

This is a wonderful collections of stories: there are travels to Japan, Tasmania and mythical lands, there travels back in time and memories to be enjoyed and held onto, there are friends to be made and personal growth to discover... a rich and varied collection of Canadian fiction for grades 4+.



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Let's explore - Silver Birch® Titles

Let's dig deeper into the Silver Birch® titles and challenge ourselves with these activities.  There are art projects, quizzes, videos and thoughtful reflections, each reflective of the books nature.  Complete 5 activities to earn the Silver Birch® activities badge. 

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Le prix Peuplier: Lisez les livres

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les 10 livres pourgagner votre badge de lecture du prix Peuplier! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu les 10 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  



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Le prix Peuplier: Activités

Complétez trois activités pour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Peuplier.



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Votez pour le prix Peuplier

Avez-vous lu les 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.  

 

Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques de l'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  



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Le prix Mélèze: Lisex les livres

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Mélèze! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  



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Let's read - Red Maple® Titles

Read a minimum of 5 Red Maple® titles to earn the Red Maple® badge and to unlock the voting Mission, available on April 5, 2021.  




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Le prix Mélèze: Activités

Complétez trois activités pour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Mélèze.

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Let's explore - Red Maple® Titles

Let's dig deeper into the Red Maple® titles and challenge ourselves with these activities.  There are art projects, quizzes, videos and thoughtful reflections, each reflective of the books nature.  Complete 5 activities to earn the Red Maple® activities badge. 

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Votez pour le prix Mélèze

Avez-vous lu au moins 5 des livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.  

 

Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques del'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  



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Le prix Tamarac: Lisex les livres

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Tamarac! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

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Le prix Tamarac: Lisex les livres

Il y a 10 livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac pour 2021. Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez 5 livres pour gagner votre badge delecture du prix Tamarac! Vous gagnerez 10 points pour chaque livre que vous lisez. Quand vous aurez lu 5 livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori et gagner encore plus de points pour le tirage du Grand Prix!  

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Le prix Tamarac: Activités

Complétez trois activitéspour gagner votre badge d’activités du prix Tamarac.



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Votez pour le prix Tamarac

Avez-vous lu au moins 5 des livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac? Cliquez sur le lien fourni (dans la section activités de cette mission). Suivez les instructions pour voter. Dans chaque catégorie, vous pouvez voter seulement pour un livre.  

 

Tousles votes seront comptés et soumis à l'Association des bibliothèques del'Ontario (ABO) pour se qualifier dans la catégorie du vote provincial.  



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