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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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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.



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50 Pts

Alphabet Walk

Go for a walk and look around. What do you see? Can you spy something that starts with each letter of the alphabet? Can't find something for a letter? Name one thing with that letter that you wish you could see!

For example, for Z: I wish I could see a Zamboni driving down my street!

To complete this badge, find at least five letters in the alphabet.



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25 Pts

Classic Fun

Looking for something fun to do? 

To complete this badge, try at least one of the activities. 



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250 Pts

Collectable Trading Cards

This summer the Region of Waterloo Library has special collector trading cards of mythical creatures. Visit each branch, attend programs, and visit any of the Region of Waterloo Museums to collect a unique card.  How many will you collect this summer?

To complete the mission, collect at least 10 trading cards to complete the mission. 







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40 Pts

Explore the Four Townships

Did you know each of the townships have unique arts and culture, that celebrate their heritage and whats them special?

Check out the activities highlighting four township arts and culture pages and learn something new!

To complete this mission, complete at least two activities. 




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50 Pts

Exploring Colours

Colours are everywhere - just look around!

To complete this mission, finish three or more activities and explore some colour fun. 



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50 Pts

Fun At Home

Finish the summer with more fun at home!

To complete this mission, finish at least three activities.



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50 Pts

Globetrotter Adventures

Just because we may be inside doesn't mean we can't explore the world! Check out these activities and discover new countries, different languages, and maybe a new favourite meal!

To complete this mission, explore at least three of the activities. 



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50 Pts

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Can you find any of these items hidden in your home? Check the box for each item you can find.

To complete this mission, find at least five items!



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50 Pts

Interstellar Challenge

5,4,3,2,1...It's time to explore Space!

To complete this mission, complete three Interstellar activities.



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50 Pts

Librarian's Challenge

A bunch of the librarians have challenged you complete their activities. Check out the branch mission closest to you! You can also visit the other branches and complete their activities. 

To complete the mission, finish at least one of the activities




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150 Pts

November Fall into Reading

Welcome to the November Fall into Reading mission. There are 30 activities in this mission; one for every day of the month. Enjoy exploring the activities, participating in the programs, and discovering new reads!


To complete this mission, finish at lease 10 of the activities.



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150 Pts

October Fall into Reading

Welcome to the October Fall into Reading mission. There are 31 activities in this mission: one for every day of the month. Enjoy exploring the activities, participating in the programs, and discovering new reads!


To complete this mission, finish at least 10 of the activities.



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50 Pts

Program Secret Codes

Join us for programs throughout the summer and watch for secret codes to complete this mission!

Attend one of the listed programs to complete this mission. Can you discover them all?



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Program Secret Codes

Join us for programs throughout the summer and watch for secret codes to complete this mission!

Attend one of the listed programs to complete this mission.  See our Events Calendar to find days, times and locations for these programs. Can you discover them all?


  • Discovery Time,
  • Storywalk "I Am Scary" at the Clyde pop-up location Thursday, July 7
  • Lego Challenge
  • Fresh Air Flicks
  • Colouring Contest - all branches
  • End of Summer Bash
  • Storywalk - I am Human located at McDougall Cottage Historic Site


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150 Pts

September Fall into Reading

Welcome to the September Fall into Reading mission. There are 30 activities in this mission; one for every day of the month. Enjoy exploring the activities, participating in the programs, and discovering new reads!


To complete this mission, finish at least 10 of the activities.



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Sign Up for a RWL Library Card

Does your child already have their own library card? Your child can get a library card no matter how young they are. Getting a library card is free and easy. It can also encourage kids to read more! Complete the mission by signing your child up for a library card. If your child already has a card, you can complete the mission as well. 



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50 Pts

Star Reader 250 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 250 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!



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50 Pts

The Final Countdown

It's that time of year again! Are you ready for Back to School? Complete an activity in this mission to prepare for the coming school year!



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25 Pts

Township Challenge

The Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich each have a website with great activities to explore. To complete the badge, choose one of the links and try something fun!

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50 Pts

Township Trivia: Special Events

Did you know there are special events throughout the year celebrating our communities and what makes them special?

Check out the activities highlighting four special township events and learn something new!

To complete this mission, complete at least four activities. 




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25 Pts

Virtual Field Trips

Check out a virtual field trip with our friends at the Waterloo Region Museums. There are three different destinations to explore: Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Schneider Haus National Historic Site, and McDougall Cottage Historic Site. 

To complete the badge, view at least one of the virtual trips from the museums. 



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100 Pts

Week 1 Mission: Mythical Creature Quiz

Reading has all sorts of fun benefits. See how many challenges you can check off before the end of the summer! 

To complete the mission, finish all 10 of the activities

Mythical creatures have origins all around the world. Let’s learn more about them and take a quiz! Can you correctly guess the right mythical creature for each question?



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25 Pts

Wizard's Challenge

Discover your inner wizard with some wizarding activities.

To complete this mission, finish one activity 



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Evergreen® Read the Books

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Here is the list of the titles for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Evergreen® badge!

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100 Pts

Let's Read: Blue Spruce® Titles

Have you read the Blue Spruce® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Blue Spruce® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!





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50 Pts

Local Legends

There are all sorts of hidden gems right in our own community. Check out these great activities that will help you explore what our community has to offer. 


To complete the mission, finish at least one of the activities. 




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50 Pts

Star Reader 250 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 250 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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50 Pts

Week 2 Mission: Fairytales

Reading has all sorts of fun benefits. See how many challenges you can check off before the end of the summer! 

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities

Fairytales come from mythical legends and stories. Check out these fun fairytale inspired activities. 



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100 Pts

Evergreen® Activities

Have you read the Evergreen® nominees? Check out the activities for each of the books in this category. Complete the activities and earn a badge.

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50 Pts

For the Love of Reading

Reading has all sorts of fun benefits. See how many challenges you can check off before the end of the summer! 


To complete the mission, finish at least one of the activities. 



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100 Pts

Star Reader 500 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 500 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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50 Pts

Week 3 Mission: Summer Fun

What better way to kick off summer than completing missions that are summer themed? This week there will be 7 activities for you to choose from. In order to complete this mission you must complete 2 activities. However, feel free to complete as many as you'd like! 



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50 Pts

Fall in Love with Music

Sing, dance, hum, tap, and more with this music-inspired mission. 


To complete this mission, finish three of the activities.



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50 Pts

Random Acts of Kindness

Choose a random act of kindness from the list below or choose how you want to spread kindness in the community!


To complete the mission, complete at least one of the activities. 




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200 Pts

Star Reader 1000 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 1000 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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100 Pts

Township Games

The red prize bags for reaching 400 points includes 4 games, one for each of the townships! 

Play one of these games to complete this mission. 



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100 Pts

Trees in the Community

Explore the trees in your local community. Complete the activities to learn more about trees, their significance, and how we can take care of them. 
To complete the mission, finish at least three of the activities. 



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50 Pts

Week 4 Mission: Space

This weeks theme is space! Complete 2 out of the 6 activities to complete this mission! Get ready to learn about space with Chris Hadfield, pack for your own space mission, make a rocket launcher craft and so much more! 



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100 Pts

Let's Read: Silver Birch Express® Titles

Have you read the Silver Birch Express® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch Express® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!





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50 Pts

Outdoor Fun

The weather is beautiful and the Canadian outdoors is calling your name! How many of these games can you play throughout the summer? 
Complete one of the activities to complete the mission. 



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400 Pts

Star Reader 2000 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 2000 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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50 Pts

Week 5 Mission: Wilderness

Who's ready to explore the great outdoors? Get ready to get outside for a nature scavenger hunt, to learn how to use a compass, and to see the constellations in the night sky. This week there are 7 activities and you must complete 2 to complete this mission! 



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50 Pts

Librarians Challenge

Your Librarians have challenged you to complete their activities! Can you do it? 
Complete one activity to complete the mission. Look for your Branch Librarian to see their challenges. 



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600 Pts

Star Reader 3000 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 3000 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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50 Pts

Week 6 Mission: Music

All the best summer activities get so much greater when paired with good music. Get ready to create some cool tunes and test out your music makings skills. 

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities




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50 Pts

Olympic Trivia

Watch the video and then answer the questions below! Can you get them all right? Play 3 of the activities to complete the mission. 




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800 Pts

Star Reader 4000 Minutes of Reading

Congratulations on Reading for 4000 minutes. Make sure to enter the secret code from the badge to receive your bonus points!

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50 Pts

Week 7 Mission: Sports

Enjoying the nice weather? Make sure to get outside and take in the nice sunshine. This week is all about getting active and all things sports! 

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities





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50 Pts

All Creatures Big and Small

Calling all animal lovers! Animals are an important and wonderful part of our world. Learn more about your favourite animals in this mission.

Complete at least one activity to complete the mission. 





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100 Pts

Let's Read: Silver Birch® Titles

Have you read the Silver Birch® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Silver Birch® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!



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50 Pts

Week 8 Mission: STEAM

Have you ever dream about becoming a scientist and executing wild experiments? What about becoming an artist or mathematician? Well this week is the week for you to test that out! Check out some cool STEAM experiments, crafts and so much more

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities





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50 Pts

Coding with Lego Blocks Challenges

Can you speak like a computer? Use Lego Blocks to learn how to code this summer! 
Challenge yourself with 1 activity to complete the mission. 



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50 Pts

Week 9 Mission: Environmental

We bet you've spent plenty of time outside this summer. That's why its so important that we take care our out environment. This weeks mission is full of activities that are small changes in your life to help our environment stay healthy or ways to get out and enjoy the environment around you! 

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities





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50 Pts

Get Your Game On Indoors

Get your game on Indoors this summer!
Complete one of the activities to complete this mission. 



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50 Pts

Week 10 Mission: Self-Care

As the Summer is coming to an end, make sure you are taking advantage of its final moments and taking care of yourself. Check out some self-care activities to help prepare you for the beginning of the school year. 

To complete the mission, finish at least two of the activities




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50 Pts

All about Me!

Learn more about you! Complete the activities to learn more about yourself and your body.


To finish the mission, complete at least one of the activities.



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100 Pts

Let's Read - Yellow Cedar® Titles

Have you read the Yellow Cedar® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Yellow Cedar® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!



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100 Pts

Let's Vote: Yellow Cedar®

Have you read the Yellow Cedar® nominees? Once you have completed all of the missions, it's time to vote. 

Click on the link provided (in the activities section of this mission). Follow the instructions to cast your vote. Only one title can be voted for in each category.

All votes will be tallied and submitted to Ontario Library Association (OLA) to qualify in the province-wide vote. 



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100 Pts

Let's Read - Red Maple® Titles

Have you read the Red Maple® titles? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Red Maple® Read the Books badge and unlock the voting mission!





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100 Pts

Let's Read: White Pine® Titles

Have you read the White Pine Award® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your White Pine® badge!



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100 Pts

Le prix Peuplier®: Lisez les livres

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Peuplier® pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les cinq livres pour gagner votre badge de lecture du prix Peuplier®!  Quand vous aurez lu livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori!  


Have you read the Le Prix Peuplier® nominees? Here is the listof the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Readat least five titles to earn your Le Prix Peuplier® Read the Books badge,and unlock the voting mission!



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100 Pts

Le prix Mélèze®: Lisex les livres

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Mélèze® pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les cinq livres pour gagner votre badge de lecture du prix Mélèze®!  Quand vous aurez lu livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori!  

Have you read the le prix Mélèze® nominees? Here is the listof the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your le prix Mélèze® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!



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100 Pts

Le prix Tamarac®: Lisex les livres

Il ya 10 livres nominés pour le prix Tamarac® pour 2021.Cochez chaque livre que vous avez lu sur la liste. Lisez les cinq livres pour gagner votre badge de lecture du prix Tamarac®!  Quand vous aurez lu livres, vous pourrez voter pour votre livre favori!  


Have you read the Le Prix Tamarac® nominees? Here is the list of the nominees for 2021. Check off each book that you read on the list. Read at least five titles to earn your Le Prix Tamarac® Read the Books badge, and unlock the voting mission!



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