The dashboard is a great place to get started on Teen Summer Challenge, where you can see recent news items, links to important pages, your points, badge progress, enter codes you find, see when the next set of badges will be released, and view a complete journal of all of your activity on Teen Summer Challenge.
Click on the Hi, [Your Name] link in the top right-hand corner to access your profile. Your profile contains a lot of information about your participation in Teen Summer Challenge, including recent activity, biographical info, notifications, messages, friends, settings, and a list of all of the achievements you’ve earned. You can view other Teen Summer Challenge users’ public profiles to see their public bio, activity, and earned achievements.
Teen Summer Challenge is full of all kinds of different badges! Each badge is a collection of videos to watch, fun activities to try, and cool things to make and do.
The Badges page helps you sift through all of these badges to pick one that looks interesting to you. From here you can also see your progress in each badge, which badges you’ve earned, and which badges have been recently added.
Viewing an individual badge will display its details and explain each of the activities you’ll need to complete to earn the badge.
Activities will give you clear instructions on what you need to do and, when necessary, will ask for something specific to complete them: input a book’s ISBN, find a code, answer a question, of submit a URL, text, image, or file. Below the activities you’ll find the results of other people’s work towards their own badge.
There are many fun ways to connect with other players in the Teen Summer Challenge community. Here are some of the social features available:
At the bottom of each badge page and on the Community page you can see some of the things that other Teen Summer Challenge players have been up to.
Comment on a player’s submissions and ideas; let them know it’s something you like. All content created within Teen Summer Challenge is publicly accessible from the Community and badge pages. You don’t have to have an account to see and share what’s been created.
Play with friends.
Invite your friends to play, visit the Members page to locate people you know and people you’d like to meet, and use the Add Friend button to send a friend request.
Everyone on Teen Summer Challenge has a profile you can view by clicking on either their avatar or name anywhere you see it. From a user’s profile you can @mention them publicly (a way to chat in the open), add them as a friend (if they accept your friendship request), or send them a private message (if you’re already friends with them). From their profile you can also see how many points they’ve earned, when they were active last, and which badges they’ve earned.
Go to a Teen Summer Challenge Meet-Up.
Meet other Teen Summer Challenge players at your local Pierce County Library. Work on challenges together, show off your creations, or stop in to check it out!
To earn prizes you’ll need to be a teen with a valid Pierce County Library Card.
Complete activities to earn badges in a variety of categories. There’s something for everyone!
Keep playing the game! Each activity you complete enters you into a Grand Prize Drawing for an iPad Mini, a gift from Pierce County Library Foundation.
Keep earning points! The top point earners will win an Amazon gift card, a gift from Pierce County Library Foundation.
Check out the News page to get the latest updates about the newest badges.
Now that you have an idea of what you’ll be up to in Teen Summer Challenge, we recommend getting started with the How To Play badge for a sample of how badges and activities work that will help you hit the ground running.