Fri, 06/12/2020 - 8:40am by richretyi
The Summer Game starts at 9:59am June 12 and runs all summer long until August 30! Get ready for another summer of reading, riddles, codes, and prizes. Stay tuned for more teasers on the upcoming Summer Game.
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
Ya know what? We have nothing to say! Summer is OFFICIALLY here and you have ALL the time in the WORLD to do all your SG favorite activities! There's NO sense of urgency to get ANYTHING done because we still have 3 months of summer-y goodness ahead of us...Hmm? What's that?
IT'S AUGUST ALREADY?!?!?...Woah. How unexpected.
Wait...if it's ALREADY AUGUST 7 that means you only have one week left to make a home code!!!
Wow. This really has been quite the doozy of a revelation. It's a good thing it's TUESDAY and we have the rest of the week to sort this out... Hmm? What's that?
It's ALREADY FRIDAY?!?!?!?!?... Wow. How bizarre.
Wait... if it's ALREADY FRIDAY that means we have a badge drop!!!!!!!
While we here at SG Headquarters figure out if TIME is even a thing anymore, HERE ARE SOME BADGES! We have some STRANGER THINGS this week like STINKY BUGS, WACKY WEATHER, all things '90s, and MORE!
THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Badge Drop #9
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00pm by nicole
It's the very last day in JULY, and it just keeps getting hotter and hotter, players. The month may be almost over, and the summer may have been pretty much cancelled back in March, but we assure you, things are still heating up here in Summer Game Headquarters!
The amount of point-scoring, web-searching, and code-collecting going on has really lit a FIRE under us, so LOOK! Here's some more PIPING HOT BADGES!
This week we've got FOWL play, a SHAME of a game, a journey to the WES (Anderson), plus, a dozen more Web Search badges to entertain the intrepid INDOOR ADVENTURER!
Not to mention, we're dropping our REVIEW MASTER BADGES, for those of you BLAZING through the catalog and leaving useful reviews! Haven't reviewed anything yet? All you have to do is leave 5, 10, or maybe MORE thoughtful reviews in the catalog to earn yourself a brand new Review Master badge!
And DON'T FORGET!! There are only HOURS left in the month of July to place your Summer Game Shop orders and get a special enamel pin ONLY AVAILABLE if you place your order in July! Placing your orders in July will be a BIG help to your Library, so get yours orders in NOW!
Plus, Friday, August 14th will be the LAST day to make a HOME CODE! That's only two weeks left to make your own code for your MAILBOX, WINDOW, or WHEREVER!
Whether you're wandering around hot on the trail of Summer Game codes, burning the midnight oil looking through the catalog, or just sitting very still in front of a fan to keep from melting, REMEMBER that the Summer Game is braving the almost-August heat with you!
THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Badge Drop #8
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
So far this summer, we've sent you on hunts all around PARKS, NEIGHBORHOODS, and the CATALOG! You must be EXHAUSTED.
We've been throwing a LOT of new things at you recently so this week we're kicking back and taking it EASY... and by "easy" we mean we still have a LOT for you to do while you kick back and take it easy. Relaxing, right??
(Hmm...maybe we aren't taking it easy at all...)
The POINT is, we want to give YOU a chance to earn all the POINTS you can! ESPECIALLY since you only have one more week to place your Summer Game Shop order to receive the LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE ENAMEL PIN that all July shop orders will receive for FREE!
So go and bolster up your point total with some NEW BADGES all about mysteries of the SPOT and DIAMOND variety, some Tasmanian devils, non-Tasmanian vampires, and MORE! As always, THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Badge Drop #7
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 5:00pm by eli
What's that we see, in a previously forgotten corner of YOUR VERY FAVORITE WEBSITE?! No, not LixLox nor PhaseBook nor UNCLEMORTYSDISCOUNTMAMMOTHS.GEOCITIES.COM, we're talking about good ol' AADL.ORG! Why, it's the triumphant return of the one and only SUMMER GAME SHOP!
Due to, well, *gestures around vaguely* the Summer Game Shop is going to be a bit different than the RESPONSIVENESS and FLEXIBILITY you've become accustomed to from your Library. Yeah, it's hard for us too. But we've found a way to still have a great Summer Game Shop, get lots of GREAT STUFF into your GREAT CLOSETS and keep everybody safely DISTANT all Summer Long. SO, here's the SCOOP!
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:00pm by nicole
Yes, we know, it's not-quite-nighttime, but let's talk about STARS anyway! Not the kind you'd find in a constellation. This week we're focusing our telescope on a series of badges to celebrate the most OPINIONATED kind of star -- the RATING STAR!
By now we're sure you've rated a thing or two in the catalog, so stargaze upon these FIVE STAR-STUDDED FIVE-STAR STAR MASTER BADGES!!
These bonus badges will give you bonus POINTS for ratings, so find some books, music, or movies in your orbit and RATE AWAY!
And, of course, enjoy a METEOR SHOWER of badges about all sorts of out-of-this-world things, like DANCING PLAGUES and SHONDA RHIMES!
THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Badge Drop #6
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
You, dear players, have taken up RESIDENCE in our minds here at Summer Game Headquarters. We have been DWELLING on ways to assure you that you are ENVIRONMENT to be here! Any thoughts of of Summer Gamers not belonging to the Summer Game doesn't ABODE well by us because you are as much of the Summer Game as we are! So much, in fact, that we are bringing the Summer Game right to your LOCATION!!!...Well...more than it already is... because we're introducing:
HOME CODES! Bringing codes to you and your neighbors since 2020!
The way HOME CODES work is simple! You create your VERY OWN PERSONALIZED code by clicking My Player. Then scroll down your My Summer Game page until you see "Player Details". You'll see the words, "Create a Home Code", click that and... well... CREATE A HOME CODE! Your Home Code is 100% created BY you FOR other passerby! You can choose whether or not you want your Home Code displayed on the map of ALL THE HOME CODES (A serious, no puns note: No personal information is given on the map. Just the address linked to the code!) Once your Home Code is created, you can MAKE a sign or PRINT a sign to put in your window! WHAT FUN!
While you're busy making Home Codes, remember that the Summer Game Shop is opening VERY SOON! July 17th to be exact!
So go make those Home Codes and thanks for pla-WAIT.
In all the Home Code excitement, we've forgotten about the BADGES!
As per usual, we have all sorts of FABULOUS, THRILLING, and FUN badges just for you! LOOK!
Badge Drop #5
That's all folks, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
It's badge drop FOUR! What MORE could you want?
We have badges of LORE, some BORE-ing critters, THOR, quasi-BOARD games, even some WAR! And a bunch of other topics that don't rhyme with FOUR but you'll still ADORE... and hopefully not DEPLORE!
Long story short, we hope you'll SAVOR every second!
So why don't you POUR yourself a nice cold drink, partake in logging GALORE, OUTSCORE some players, and get these badges with VIGOR all BEFORE it's too late (you actually have all summer, but you get what we mean)!
Oh! And have a great July FOURth weekend and thanks FOR playing!
Badge Drop #4
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:00pm by nicole
WOOD you look at the time? It's halfway through FRIDAY! Let's drop some badges.
This week we ask you to lumber through badges on SWEETS, CREEKS, and HIDE-AND-SEEK! Root for the home team with badges about baseball! And make sure to leaf room for MUSKOXEN, REBEL BIRDS, and STORMWATER SMARTS!
When you've had your chlorophyll of online badges and tree puns, you can branch out and see some ACTUAL TREES with our NEW PARK EXPLORER BADGES!
These are badges of ADVENTURE! Badges of DARING! Badges that need sunscreen and bug spray and bathroom breaks and a BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF MAPS AND DIRECTIONS!
EXPLORE any or ALL of a dozen outdoor quests that will send you from PARK to PARK across the city, so you can see the sights and avoid the CROWDS!
So...which tree should you bark up first?? We'll leaf that up to YOU!
Thanks for playing!
Badge Drop #3
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle
HAPPY JUNETEENTH! We've dropped one set of badges so far but you know what's BIGGER and BETTER than one? TWO! It's TRUE and SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN! It's Badge Drop #2, dear player, and we're ALL IN!
Join us in celebrating a BIG event in America's history with the launch of our Black and African American local history badge series, talk about MASS QUANTITIES of BUNNIES, seeing some of the WORLD'S LARGEST THINGS, and even learning about a MASSIVE April Fool's Day prank!
And that's just the tip of the BIG OL' ICEBERG!
Summer is just getting started and this year we're taking things to the NEXT LEVEL, starting with some BADGES!
A BIG THANKS for PLAYING!
Badge Drop #2