Let the virtual scavenger hunt begin! MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2021 has begun and teens 6-12 grade are invited to participate!
More than 150 libraries throughout Michigan have posted descriptions of interesting and unusual animals on their websites. Teens will search the websites of participating libraries to find the descriptions and use the Field Guide provided on MiLibraryQuest’s website to identify the animals. They can enter for the chance to win a prize from their local library after identifying at least 20 animals.
MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2021 is the third biannual statewide quest. Following pandemic-related library closures in March 2020 and a shift to virtual programming, a group of librarians from throughout the state began meeting to collaborate on virtual teen events.
The first MiLibraryQuest was held as a summer event in July 2020; teens searched for virtual tools to help slay the dragon and save the kingdom. For the second Quest, MiLibraryQuest: Mystery Edition, participants collected clues to deduce which of the suspects was planning to steal the Mackinac Bridge. The Quests are created by a team of librarians, with support from The Library of Michigan.
Teens have gotten involved not only by participating in the Quests, but also by designing the official MiLibraryQuest logo. Twelve submissions were received in the logo contest this winter. The winning design was created by Josephine Sokoloff from Genesee District Library. It incorporates the core elements of each and every Quest: an outline of our great state representing all libraries and teens throughout Michigan, a magnifying glass representing the joy of the search during each Quest, and an open book representing the love of libraries.