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AADL's breakthrough SUMMER GAME is the best way to have fun, explore your town, and keep busy ALL SUMMER LONG! Solve puzzles, earn points, and get useful stuff from the SUMMER GAME SHOP!

SUMMER GAME 2014 starts Friday, June 13, and runs through Sunday, August 31! The Summer Game Shop opens Monday, July 7. Stay tuned to PLAY.AADL.ORG for full details, and don't miss the hottest game in town!

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Ann Arbor District Library
Series:Summer Game
Media Type:Video


  • [00:00:02.47] Diesen Sommer, ok eigentlich jeden Sommer nehmen mehr und mehr Menschen am Summer-Game teil.
  • [00:00:13.44] Das Summer Game
  • [00:00:15.43] Das Summer Game
  • [00:00:18.01] Das Summer Game bedeutet jede Menge Spass.
  • [00:00:19.39] Das Summer Game ist eine große Party.
  • [00:00:22.79] Das Summer Game ist wirklich toll und es macht Spass seine eigenen Abenteuer auszuwählen.
  • [00:00:26.91] Das Summer Game ist großartig.
  • [00:00:29.68] Ok einen Moment, wartet eine Minute - was ist eigentlich sas Summer Game?
  • [00:00:33.76] SPEAKER 5: Nun, es geht um schreiben, recherchieren und natürlich Bücher lesen. Überall in unseren Angeboten kann man Gaming-Code finden. Es gibt sehr viele Badges und Punkte für die Art wie ich spiele, wie ich lerne usw. Man steht im Wettkampf mit anderen Spielern und kann tolle Preise gewinnen.
  • [00:00:54.36] So, wer spielt dieses Spiel?
  • [00:00:56.10] Ganz verschiedene Menschen, Kinder, Feuerwehrmännerm Lehrer, Familien. Ich möchte Ihnen gerne eine der Familien vorstellen, die mitspielt.
  • [00:01:08.15] Es macht großen Spass. Und es erlaubt uns viele verschiedene Dinge zusammen zu tun. Duch das Spiel haben wir uns viel intensiver mit der Bibliothek bechäftigt als ohne.
  • [00:01:18.49] Es gibt eine Vielzahl an Themen. Angefangen von Tieren oder heute Sportbadges zu Manga und Anime - aber das gefällt mir nicht so gut.
  • [00:01:28.44] Ich gehe am liebsten zu den Events und versuche all die verschiedenen Codes zu bekommen.
  • [00:01:32.11] Sie geben Dir immer Hinweise und eine erste Idee und natürlich gibt immer wieder Hilfstellungen. Und manchmal kann man einfach nicht aufhören und man möchte verstehen, was der Designer dachte und wollte.
  • [00:01:46.61] Und wer sind die Schöpfer?
  • [00:01:51.49] Das Summer Game ist ein mächtiges Werkzeug um unsere Community zu aktivieren.
  • [00:01:55.45] Sowohl doe Entwicklung als auch das Spielen des Summer Games macht großen Spass.
  • [00:01:59.53] Das ist das tolle, am Erstellen von Hinweisen: man kann einen kurzen Hinweis erstellen und es gibt dann verschiedene Wege an den Hinweis zu kommen.
  • [00:02:09.01] Die Teilnehmer befinden sich auf einer Schatzsuche und sie lieben es.
  • [00:02:14.52] Es passiert etwas magisches zwischen den Eltern und den Kindern denn die Familie agiert zusammen als Team.
  • [00:02:23.07] SHERLONYA TURNER: Wir erleben, dass Kinder sagen "Das ist so unglaublich wichtig für mich" und wann hören wir siebenjährige so etwas sagen?
  • [00:02:31.31] Wir treffen nun den siebenjährigen Souleymann.
  • [00:02:33.96] Was ich an dem Spiel mag ist das recherchieren. Und ich lerne sehr viele verschiedenen Dinge kennen.
  • [00:02:42.29] Für uns ist es ein großer Spass denn wir verbringen Zeit zusammen und es ist besser als sich Cartoons anzusehen.
  • [00:02:48.51] Es macht großen Spass und es bedeutet viel Arbeit.
  • [00:02:52.03] Hi, kommst Du um "Catfish" zu spielen? Es ist egal wie alt Du bist und du kannst etwas gewinnen.Ich denke das ist es, was es so cool macht. Er ist eine Puppe und er spricht und wenn er redet, erfährt man den Code des Spiels: Kannst Du es lesen?
  • [00:03:09.81] Mudcat.
  • [00:03:10.76] Mudcat - das ist richtig!
  • [00:03:16.49] Ok, das überzeugt mich - ich mache mit aber Ihr wollt doch etwas anderes erreichen - oder?
  • [00:03:22.15] Ehrlich gesagt nicht!
  • [00:03:24.08] Wir wollen vor allem, dass es den Menschen Spass macht. Wenn sie etwas dabei lernen ist das ok aber es ist nicht das Ziel.
  • [00:03:31.11] Viele Menschen spielen das Spiel und viele Menschen lernen etwas neues über ihre Bibliothek.
  • [00:03:39.22] Großartig - registriert kich ich will jetzt mitspielen!
  • [00:03:43.03] Super - solange es Sommer ist, kannst das Summer Games spielen!
  • [00:03:49.91] [MUSIC PLAYING]
  • [00:03:51.71] [APPLAUSE]


I wouldn't miss it! Are YOU

I wouldn't miss it! Are YOU ready?

Yay for the Video!

AMAZING job on the video. You know, the thing about summer game is that it is VERY addictive (at least for me). I am already thinking about how many ways I can work summer game into my days without my parents suspecting just how much I actually play :) I really want to play right now. One question, I see one code in the middle of the video, but is that another one at the end? If it is, I got a message saying that it expired.

Pretty good video, I liked

Pretty good video, I liked the code and the message you got after entering it.

video code

everything's fine now. The code works :)

Try retrying the code because

Try retrying the code because it is a valid code also what I find helpful during the summer game is clicking on the secondary code and writing it down on a piece of paper so that way I am always looking at that secondary clue while I am looking up each original clue.

I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!

My son and I are excited about this summer's game! I hope we'll get to have a wrap party this year so we can meet each other. I had a great time running into other players during the final hours.

And great video AADL!

I got an error message?

I tried to click play on the video, but a black warning box popped up that said "Error loading media: File could not be played" for some reason. Is this happening for anyone else?


Love the video! Nice info for those who are new to summer game.

Great Video!

So excited for the upcoming summer game!

Points already?

So we got the 1,000 points from the codes in the video, but how is it there are folks on the leaderboard with over 3,000 already? Can't wait til Friday!


Everyone's excited in our house and counting down the minutes until the summer game begins! It would be fun to have events to bring game- and code-crazed players of various ages together so that the game could have a social component with interactions between library users instead of just library/user interactions.

2500 points!

Ok, "read every post..." Where? Which posts? Help!!


Try the post that promised a game that never arrived. For the other 100 points, think youth version of AXIS

Wait, what are you guys talking about?

I feel like there was a conversation that came before that I missed somehow. So what's going on? Whatever it is, I want in on it! ;-)


Hint:Check the new 2014 leaderboard

Still missing something...

I checked it. And...? Let me clarify my confusion: where did this admonition to "read every post" come from? It looked like @RowanEMH was quoting it from somewhere. And what does it mean, anyway?

Never mind, I got it anyway.

I still don't know where "read every post" came from, but your hint to RowanEMH turned out to be enough for me to find it too. So, many thanks. :)


I know the code this "read every post" thing is referring too - at least, I think I do. (I got it soon after it was first posted, if I'm thinking of the right one.) However, I'm not sure what that sentence came from, anyway. Oh, well, I guess it doesn't matter. :-)

Read Every Post

It came from looking at the SG2014 leaderboard, finding out that some players earned points before SG's official start, and looking at their scorecards in an attempt to discover there the points came from. the read every post was part of the hint to The Code.


Thanks, Bookbird!The mystery is solved. :-)


Don't forget that there are 'codes' hidden in JUMP.


There are? Are there new ones this year? I didn't see anything about that on play.aadl.org, and I remember that last year there was an announcement that there would be codes found through jump.aadl.org, as well as badges for finding the codes.


At http://jump.aadl.org/node/263802, you can find your first clue, and you will need a AADL JUMP pamphlet to find the codes.


there's an online version of the pamplet

Zhengyang1022 & Bookbird:

Thank you, both of you! I saw your comments, found the first clue, found the online JUMP brochure, and found my codes! Thanks so much. Just one question: Where was it announced about the JUMP codes? I didn't see anything about that on play.aadl.org.


It wasn't announced (unless I didn't see it). However, before the real summer game people already had points, which told people that there were hidden codes in the movie/post/JUMP.


Ah, thanks! I didn't realize that you could look at other people's score cards, until Bookbird mentioned it about the "read every post" thing, and I forgot about it. :-) Well, now I know, and hopefully I'll remember!


So that's it! I was wondering. Thanks so much, Bookbird.

Thank you!

Thanks for the hint!

Hey, it's Souleyman! And there's Jeff! Wow!

How amazingly cool to see Souleyman and Jeff appear in this video! Souleyman, if you happen to read this, it's me--you impressed me with your strength on Tuesday. ("Now, you were able to do it when it was full. But can you manage it when it's empty?") I didn't even know you were playing. Now we'll have to join a team together (if we haven't already. Maybe we have. I don't know your username). Anyway, see you next week!


Yeah, I know! Cool, huh? (I didn't actually recognize Jeff at first, but still... :-) )

Great Video

Really nice video! It is entertaining and summaries the AADL summer reading game really well. Good job AADL!


I was invited by a librarian to sign up and I'm glad I did. It took me a little while to figure out how the badges worked, but once I got that it was like a scavenger hunt through the online catalog, I realized how much fun this was.

great game

The aadl summer game is a great fun for all of our family. My son began to love reading because of this game. Thank you very much for such a great activity.