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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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All Together Now Outdoor Missions

During the All Together Now Summer Reading program, we encourage you to get out and explore your neighborhood, the city, and the state through various of activities.  Take a hike along a river, visit the Bookmobile, read a story at one of the StoryWalk or build a sandcastle at the beach are just a few activities you can do this summer to earn the Outdoor Mission Badge.

Complete 15 of the following outdoor activities to earn 50 points, an extra ticket for the weekly raffles. 

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All Together Now Photo Challenge

Do you have a neighbor who has helped you?  Do you know of a business owner who supports your community? Do you know of a special friend, or a group who illustrates or embodies the ideals of unity, diversity, kindness, or friendship?  We want to see your photos showing these admirable folks and groups.  The All Together Now Photo challenge is a program where adults and families can work 

Images are your choice and can be found anywhere in New England but they have to be photos you take, or have taken for you.  Each image is worth 10 points towards a weekly prize. There will be a different sub-theme every two weeks.


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50 Pts

All Together Now Program Missions

During the All Together Now Summer Reading program, come join us at the library and throughout the city at the many different programs and events.  There will be storytimes with special guests; messy and fun programs, creative library programs and Bookmobile stops just to name a few of the many programs that will be happening this summer. 

Complete 15 of the following program activities to earn 50 points, an extra ticket for the weekly raffles. 

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50 Pts

All Together Now Reading Missions

During the All Together Now Summer Reading program, you will explore nature that we have here in Manchester as well as in New Hampshire.  We will explore our community; meet those who work in the city and also explore all of what Manchester has to offer families. Read your favorite stories under a shade tree, by a gently flowing brook or at the beach while building a sandcastle. These are some of the activities you can do to earn the All Together Now Reading Badge. 

Complete 15 of the following reading activities to earn 50 points, an extra ticket for the weekly raffles. 

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Attend Teen 2024 Summer Programs Mission

Join us for a variety of fun teen events during our Teen 2024 Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading program.

  • Attend weekly programs to earn special teen weekly badge pins featuring exclusive artwork!
  • You are encouraged to attend any or all teen programs each week. However, only one digital badge and one pin will be awarded for each week.
  • Earn 4 weekly program badges to earn an additional 100 points toward your summer reading prize levels!


After attending a teen event, don't forget to complete the activity here on READSquared to earn your badge and pin.  




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50 Pts

Chipper Scavenger Hunt Mission

Chipper our library chipmunk is hiding somewhere in the library. He doesn't like heights so we know that he is not on the roof.  Can you help find him?  If you do spot him in the library, quietly sneak away and come to the children's room reference desk.  It is okay to leave him where you saw him.  At the desk, you will fill out a raffle ticket with your name, phone number and where you saw Chipper.  Once filled out, you will place your ticket in our Nemo hat.  Weekly winners are drawn after we close on Saturday.  Every Monday, Chipper likes to hide in another place.  Can you find him each week?

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Community Connections

A list of activities to help you engage with your community in new and meaningful ways.

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50 Pts

Eat Around the World!

Go on a culinary adventure  around the world with the Manchester City Library! From June 17 through August 10, broaden your cooking skills and  earn points toward the Adult Summer Reading Program by cooking cuisine from around the world. Learn something new by making a dish from each of the following regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Middle East, and North America. 

To earn points toward the SRP, either upload a picture of your creation to Read Squared, or show the picture to the librarian at the information desk. Including the recipe is optional but encouraged! 



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100 Pts

Modern Wonders

There are seven modern wonders of the world. Do you know where they are? Enter the name of the country for each of the seven modern wonders.

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50 Pts

Moose Scavenger Hunt Mission

Short 2 minute videos will run each week on our Facebook page featuring “Manny the Moose”. Children can come in and answer the question from the video to earn an extra raffle ticket each week.  



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100 Pts

My Adventure!

This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library.  The Manchester City Library wants you to take part in a mission.  Did you go on a fantastic vacation or have a fun adventure?  We would love for you to share your adventure with us and you can win points towards a prize!

Be part of our library display!  Look for the My Adventure instructions and worksheet in your summer reading program packet, or download the worksheet.  We will display your submission sheets on our travel map.  While you’re here, check out fellow patron adventure submissions, and check out a travel guide for your next adventure.

The program runs from June 17 – August 10. Submissions will be on display for the month of July. For any questions, call the Information Desk at 603-624-6550 x7620 or email Amy at ahanmer@manchesternh.gov



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Oceans of Fun Trivia

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

How itworks:

1. There are 16 questions!

2. Answer each question correctly for 10 points!

4. Enter your answers athttps://manchesternh.readsquared.com OR give your answers to a librarian at theInformation Desk and they will log that item as complete for you.

5. Answer as many questions as you can by August 20th.



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100 Pts

Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by marking each place you read.

Complete all twelve Reading Around locations and earn an additional 100 points and the Reading Around badge!

Get out and read!



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Summer at the Ocean Scavenger Hunt

How itworks:

1. Work together with some friends and family or by yourself.

2. Find the item that matches something from the list.

3. Take a picture of it. Weekly hidden items can be found at our main library or the branch.

4. Upload the image to READsquared OR show the image to a librarian at the Information Desk and they will log thatitem as complete for you.

5. Find as many items as you can and submit them by August 20th. Every item you find gives you 10 points to put towards our weekly raffle prizes. 



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