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Badge Drop #4: Make Like a Lumberjack and GET LOGGING

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:36pm by andrewjmac

Wood you believe we're already a quarter of the way through the game?  It's NUTS!  It seems like we just embarked on Summer Game 2018 but here we are at Badge Drop #4.  And we know you must be a shade curious about what we have in store for you this time around.  Well...

This week features the all-new LOG MASTER series!  With the Log Master series, you get a badge and a bump for every 10 days you log something.  

You HAVE been visiting your My Player page every day and logging your reading, watching, and listening (and getting your 50 daily bonus points), right?  NO??  IT'S OKAY, no need to start pining for earlier days of summer and wishing you'd started logging sooner: you've still got time to log enough days to make it to SUPREME LOG MASTER status!  We know you can do it!  You just need to find your log-a-rhythm and then you can really get your grove on and start scoring!!

And, as a bonus this week, CATALOG RATINGS HAVE MADE THEIR TRIUMPHANT RETURN!!  Time for all players to branch out from writing reviews and get to rating all of those things you loved (or things you only kinda liked).  Stumped on what to rate?  Try rooting through your checkout history!

Let's take a look at the drop!

Badge Drop #4

 

Maybe some of you have started to feel like Summer Game 2018 is just a day at the beech, sitting at your plum spots atop the leaderboard.  Our advice to you is: don't be a sap! With a badge drop like this, other players can start running rings around you anytime and where would THAT leave you? 

So Get LOGGING!  Get RATING!  Grab a bud and get ARBOR EXPLORING!  And...

THANKS FIR PLAYING!

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Badge Drop #3: POP QUIZ, HOT SHOTS

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 5:03pm by Sara W

WHAT'S UP, SUMMER GAMERS?? Seriously, what is up? This is a test, and yes, spelling counts. Luckily, it's multiple choice. So, spelling won't really count.

Question: What's up?

A) The sun!
B) The temperature!
C) Badges!
D) Beautiful banners borne by branch buildings! 

And the answer, intrepid gamers? Ah HA! You guessed it. You are too clever!

It is:

E) ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!!!!

Let us return for a moment to multiple choice option C: Badges! A brand new batch of brilliant badges are ready and waiting for you to DECIPHER their riddles, ABSORB their unusual facts, and CHORTLE at their wordplay. This week's badge drop brings you PANDAS! PUFFERS! PARKS!

This week's badge drop also gives you PURPOSE. No, not a reason to live (though Summer Game is an excellent reason to live) but a PURPOSE to go visit Zingerman's Bakehouse and Food Gatherers!

 

Badge Drop #3

 

Now then, let us return for another moment to the pop quiz. Multiple choice options A: The sun! and B: The temperature! are NO JOKE!

It's gonna be HOT, hot as the fury of a summer gamer who missed a program code by 10 minutes. Temperatures are rising like POINT TALLIES around here!

Enter multiple choice option D: Beautiful banners borne by branch buildings! No better time to make a grand tour of AADL buildings and COOL OFF COLLECTING CODES!!!!

Let's close things out with one last pop quiz.

Question:

True or false: THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!

 

(Answer: True!!!)

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AADL Closed on Wednesday, July 4

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 3:09pm by TimG

All AADL locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Regular Library hours will resume on Thursday, July 5.

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Badge Drop #2: Too Many To Believe

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:36pm by andrewjmac

It's the second badge drop but it might already be too much!  As we are writing this post, you have already earned 17,374,510 points in this year's Summer Game!  And we've only been in the second week of Summer Game 2018 for couple of hours!  There've been over 1.1 MILLION points scored JUST TODAY!  If that doesn't make you do a double-take, we don't know what will!

You might be tempted to think that a couple of players just decided to double their efforts or grew another pair of hands, but it isn't just that!  4,337 players have scored points so far this year.  That's not double digits, that DOUBLE double digits!  Again, let me say it a second time, THE SECOND WEEK OF SUMMER GAME 2018 HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.  

And what a second week it is!  We've doubled-down on a whole bunch of your favorite badge series this week!  AVENGERS and EMPIRES and BUGS and BUSES!  Let's take a look:

Badge Drop #2

So-Called Ladybug
No Scare Grizzly Bear
Meet Kiki!
The Wheels on the Bus
Arsenic Attire
Scar-Spangled Banner
International Space Station
Bye Bye Byzantine
Music Goes Round and Round
Roa-Nope
Doll Aboard
Michigan ZoomIn
County Farm Adventure

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AAATA Free Ride Weekends—Just Show Your Library Card

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:07am by richretyi

 

AAATA Free Ride Weekends: Just Show Your Library Card

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) and the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) are partnering this summer to provide Free Ride Weekends during the AADL Summer Game!

Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. All you need to do is show the driver your library card when boarding the bus!

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Library Closed on Memorial Day

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:21pm by TimG

All AADL locations will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Regular Library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

 

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Suggest a title for the 2019 Washtenaw Reads!

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:56am by eapearce

**Suggestions for the 2019 Washtenaw Read are now closed. Thank you for your suggestions!**

The Washtenaw Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. Participating libraries include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline, and Ypsilanti.

Each year, a committee of librarians, teachers, bookstore owners, and members of the public gathers to read a variety of suggested titles and select one to be that year's Washtenaw Read. This year's theme is again simply "A Very Good Read," and can be fiction or non-fiction. The Read will take place in January and February 2019 and typically culminates in a visit from the author of the selected book.

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Library Closed On Easter Sunday, April 1

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:59am by TimG

All AADL locations will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1. Regular Library hours will resume on Monday, April 2.

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New Features, and a new Bookable Room!

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:10pm by eli

The end of February is nigh, and we've been hard at work building more new features for the new aadl.org!

Downtown Freespace now Bookable Online

In addition to the Whiffletree and Lamplighter rooms on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library, we've now made the AADL Freespace on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Library bookable online! You can book this room that seats about 32 at aadl.org/rooms after logging in with your library card. You can book it for 2 hours per day per card, up to 12 times per 365-day period. And, while this room used to require 2 weeks advance notice, now you can book it for tomorrow onward!  However, unlike our smaller meeting rooms, no same-day walk-in usage of AADL Freespace is available. Advance booking only!

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Library Closed On Friday, February 9

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:42pm by TimG

Due to a National Weather Service travel advisory, all locations of the Ann Arbor District Library will be closed on Friday, February 9.

We apologize for any inconvenience.