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Welcome to the Community Partner activities page for the 2020 Summer Learning Program! Here you will find plenty of virtual activities to earn badges and points in order to level up and earn prizes. In order to register for the Summer Learning Challenge or to log your progress, click the link below.

Register and Log Progress Here

Friends of BCPL

With the support of the Friends of BCPL, the library is offering a variety of activities you can participate in to earn badges and points. You can find most of these linked on our Summer Learning website. You can also check the BCPL Events Calendar as well as our Facebook page and Instagram feed for current programming. Past activities will almost always live on the BCPL YouTube Channel. We hope you enjoy our Summer Learning Challenge activities!

Bartholomew County Solid Waste District Logo

Go green this summer! Complete the activity described in this document in order to earn the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Read badge and 100 points from the Bartholomew County Solid Waste District.


Read at least one book from the CAAC Recommending Reading List list in order to earn the Arch Your Imagination badge and 20 points.

Columbus Indiana AccuielWatch one or more of the following French language videos, or read the handout about 12 familiar French words, in order to earn the Columbus Indiana Accueil Badge, as well as 20 points per video or handout. (Special Bastille Day Video!)

Familiar French Words Handout (Bastille Day Special!)

CYD Logo

In order to earn the CYD Badge and 60 points for the Summer Learning Challenge, watch one of the Council for Youth Development's videos on their YouTube channel.

Especially recommended is the video "Show Me You Care." Then, after watching the video, please view one of the CYD's handouts about the 40 Developmental Assets.

Columbus Indiana Parks and Recreation

Complete the Adventure Passport at the link below in order to earn the Columbus Parks and Recreation badge.

Columbus Parks and Recreation Adventure Passport

Exhibit Columbus Logo    &     CRH Healthy Communities Logo

Bike to School with Exhibit Columbus + Healthy Communities! To earn the Love Columbus Badge, and 60 points, do the following:

1. Watch the video Columbus Schools: Good Design and the Community (~15 minutes) to learn about the Cummins Foundation Architecture Program and its impact on our community's school buildings.
2. Bike to your favorite Columbus school building (maintaining a safe social distance). 
3. Take a photo with your "I <3 Columbus" Coloring Page in front of the school and tell us what you like best about the building. Share your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtags #ExhibitColumbus and #BCPLSummerLearning.

Watch at least two of the Spanish storytime videos posted on the Family School Partners' Facebook page in order to earn the Spanish Storytime Badge.

CRH Healthy Communities

and the Mental Health Action Team

Complete the following activities to earn the Chalk and Costume badges:

1. Create sidewalk chalk art with a positive message, and share photos of it on social media.
2. Make a costume, using things you have at home, to dress up as your favorite book character. 


Visit the kidscommons YouTube channel and watch one of their videos to earn the kidscommons badge! New videos premiere every Friday. 

Here is a schedule of episodes: Schedule

Purdue Extension Bartholomew County     

Do at least one of the activities below in order to earn the Purdue Extension Food Science badge. (Note that each video has accompanying PDF instructions).

1. Gluten Ball Experiment - Video & Instructions

2. Sticky Ice Activity - Video & Instructions

3. Why is Nesquik quick? - Video & Instructions

4. Apple Color: Down with Brown -VideoInstructions

     5. PH of Cabbage- Video & Instructions
6. Orange Float- Video & Instructions
7. Monster Marshmallows- Video & Instructions

Turning Point Logo

Complete the following activities to earn 40 points and a special badge for each individual activity.

The first activity has 4 steps. First, watch the video of Last Stop on Market Street, and then complete each of the three challenges below:

Challenge 1 for Last Stop on Market Street

Challenge 2 for Last Stop on Market Street

Challenge 3 for Last Stop on Market Street

The second, third, and fourth activities are described in each of the videos below:

Making an Anger Plan

Positive Change Butterflies

Heart Maps

Viewpoint Books Logo

Complete the Downtown Scavenger Hunt during the month of July to earn the Viewpoint Books badge and points towards prizes! See this ad to learn more, and visit Viewpoint Books to get your Scavenger Hunt Guide.