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!

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20 Pts

Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?

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80 Pts

Emojis Tale

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis? You need 5 out of 7 to complete this mission.

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20 Pts

Escape the Mysterious

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

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30 Pts

Firefly Book - Find Fergus

Listen to "Find Fergus" by Mike Boldt and published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers, then complete the craft. Craft kits are available at the library.



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30 Pts

Firefly Book - Grace and Box

Listen to "Grace and Box" by Kim Howard, illustrated by Megan Lotter and published by Feiwel and Friends, then complete the craft. Craft kits are available at the library.



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30 Pts

Firefly Book - Not Now, Cow

Listen to "Not Now, Cow" written by Tammi Saur, illustrated by Troy Cummings and published by Abrams Appleseed (Harry N. Abrams), then complete the craft. Craft kits are available at the library.



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30 Pts

Firefly Book - One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus

Listen to "One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus" by Kim Norman, illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby and published by Candlewick Press, then complete the craft. Craft kits are available at the library.



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30 Pts

Firefly Book - We All Play

Listen to "We All Play" by Julie Flett and published by Greystone Kids, then complete the craft. Craft kits are available at the library.



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15 Pts

Firefly Voting

You get to choose! 

After completing all Firefly missions you can vote for your favorite!

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book and is given to the picture book with the most votes from children, ages 0-5. 



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10 Pts

Guess the Sea Creature

We need an expert to help us identify sea creatures that have been spotted out in the Deep Sea. We were told you're just the person for the job! If you think you can help us, go ahead and start the mission. 

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20 Pts

Library Resources

Do 8 or more of the following, to learn more about the resources the Jackson County Public Library offers.  Start at https://www.myjclibrary.org/online-resources-2/ to use these resources.



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15 Pts

Ocean Basins Word Scramble

Oh no! A tsunami swept through and scrambled the names of the ocean basins!! For this mission, we need you to put all the letters in each name in the correct order. Make sure to use all capital letters when you answer.


To learn more about ocean basins follow the link below:

https://bit.ly/3vGYQzI



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20 Pts

Ocean Creature Scavenger Hunt

We need your help!! During a storm, many sea creatures were moved to where they don't belong and we don't know which ones they are. Your mission is to find out the names of the missing sea creatures so we can get them home. 

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20 Pts

Ocean Creature Scavenger Hunt

We need your help!! During a storm, many sea creatures were moved to where they don't belong and we don't know which ones they are. Your mission is to find out the names of the missing sea creatures so we can get them home. 

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15 Pts

Ocean Movement

How does a jellyfish move? Little ones will learn different ways creatures in the ocean move while getting up and moving!

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20 Pts

Oceans of Fun

How much do you really know about the ocean? Here is your chance to test your knowledge with our ocean trivia quiz!

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15 Pts

Sign Me Up!

Sign up 2 SLP participants using the descriptions included.

Make up your own names, or you will find them already registered.



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15 Pts

Staff Challenge 2022

Whatever you do, don't click on this conveniently placed google doc...

Non-suspicious google doc here!

Feels Schitts Creek GIF by CBC



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40 Pts

Surf the Stacks

Flynn Flinnagin is a well-known surfer... of pages that is. The dude loves to read!

Whilst surfing the stacks at his local library hut, he notices that all of his favorite reads have totally vanished. (We're talking high tide, no board, sink-sank-sunk my guy.) 

Help Flynn paddle through the library for answers. 




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30 Pts

The Deep Sea

We are in need of someone to dive deep into the ocean for research. We were told you are the person for the job. Your mission, dive as deep as you can and collect all the information via the quiz below. Come back here when you are finished for your badge!

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20 Pts

Virtual Field Trip

Take a virtual field trip with animal, parks, space, geography and history!
Don't forget to mark each activity as complete once you've explored.

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