Missions
Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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100 Pts

Adult SR 2024 - Historic Downtown Billings Walking Tour

Welcome to BPL's Adult Summer Reading Walking Tour Adventure.  When you complete this mission, you will earn the Walking Tour badge and up to 160 points for your Adult Summer Reading raffle tickets.  Here's how it works: 

1) Start by looking at the historic photo and clue under "Location #1" in the mission activities. 

2) Locate the building shown, take a new photo of it, and upload your photo to the activity. Each completed uploaded photo awards an extra 5 points. 

3) Move to the next Location in the activity list, and follow the photo and clue to Location #2. Repeat Step 2 for this location by taking a photo and uploading it. 

4) Once you've found any combination of 10 Locations and/or our BONUS photo clue (worth an additional 10 points) and uploaded your present day photos for the buildings, you've completed your mission!

Some tips: 

Our clues include some directional guidelines.  Feel free to use these!

The clues are designed to lead you from place to place, but you can finish the mission in one walk, or a little at a time over the course of Adult Summer Reading.  Be sure to finish the mission by July 20th, though.

Most important: While we would love to have your 2024 photos be as close as possible to the historic ones, please take care and be safe while taking them!  For instance, you don't need step off the sidewalk to more closely approximate photos originally taken in the street.  Just get as close as you can.

Have fun exploring historic downtown Billings!




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Adult SR 2024 Complicated Book Club



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Adult SR 2024: Billings Commuter Challenge

The Commuter Challenge is a fun and free event that engages the Billings community to bike, walk, bus, and roll to work, school, and errands. Participants sign up as part of teams or solo to log active trips. Participants can win prizes, redeem incentives at local businesses, and enjoy a friendly competition between co-workers, friends, and family. This year's Challenge is sponsored by RiverStone Health, the City of Billings, and Yellowstone Public Radio.

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Adult SR 2024: Catch the Bus

Take on a new adventure with a trip on the MET bus! Pick up a day pass from the library's 2nd floor help desk and take a trip somewhere you would normally drive. 




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Adult SR 2024: Soiled Undies

Did you participate in our Soil Your Undies Challenge this summer? If you planted a pair of underwear for the challenge be sure to snap a picture of you "harvesting" your undies and upload it here!  

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25 Pts

GBBH 2024 June Challenge: WWII Dispatches

June Challenge: WWII Dispatches.  June 6th, 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  In honor of this event, we would like you to read a book about WWII for our June hunt. 

If your taste runs towards non-fiction, start in the Dewey Decimal numbers 940, where you will find anything from Stephen Ambrose's classic "Band of Brothers" (940.5421) to "Code Talker : the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII" by Chester Nez (940.5459). Don't forget biographies, too, like Erik Larson's "The Splendid and the Vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz", or Elie Wiesel's unforgettable Holocaust memoir, the "Night Trilogy".  In historical fiction, you could choose from a wide range of titles as well: "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak,  Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows' "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", or Joseph Heller's satire, "Catch-22", as well as novels by Anthony Doerr, Kristin Hannah, Ken Follett, or Kate Quinn, to name just a few.  How will you choose to remember the Greatest Generation? 

Complete this mission between June 1st - 30th to be eligible for June's prize drawing!



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Kids Challenge Week 1 - The Adventure Begins

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 2 - Reading Is Naturally Fun!

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 3 - Camp Read S'More

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 4 - Reading Takes You Out of This World

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 5 - Reading Takes You Places

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 6 - Midnight Library

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Kids Challenge Week 7 - Score with a Good Book

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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200 Pts

Level Up: Teen Gaming JUNE

Calling all teen gamers- thrilling tournaments, strategic battles and endless fun with friends. From classic board games to the latest video games, there's something for every gamer! Come to the Teen Corner at the library every Thursday from 3- 5pm through the month of June. Play and earn points!

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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 1 - The Adventure Begins

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 2 - Reading is Naturally Fun!

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 3 - Camp Read S'More

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 4 - Reading Takes You Out of This World

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 5 - Reading Takes You Places

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 6 - Midnight Library

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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Pre-Readers Challenge Week 7 - Score with a Good Book

Take part in the Mission Challenge.  When you complete each Activity you will receive 20 points. You do not have to finish all Activities in the Mission, but if you complete all 10 Activities you will receive a badge for finishing the whole Mission and receive an extra 100 points!



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300 Pts

Teen C.R.A.F.T. Mission

Join the Bike Library this summer at Pioneer Park every Tuesday at 2 pm! Come make some cool crafts, take a photo of your project, and then upload the photo here. Earn 50 points for each completed activity, and if you complete all ten of them you'll get a bonus 300 points!

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