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MiLibraryQuest

Animal Adventure Safari

June 1 - July 31

MiLibraryQuest is a virtual scavenger hunt. 

CPS and SDL students in grades 6-12 are invited to explore Michigan library websites to find  descriptions of unique and weird  animals. Teens must be a resident of the CPS school district or SDL's library district to be eligible for a prize when their quest is completed.

SDL is only participating in the online version. 

SDL's Clue

You find an extraordinarily large salamander that makes a noise similar to that of a crying child.

How To Use MiLibraryQuest

  1. Click on MiLibraryQuest

  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the Entry Form button

  3. Fill out the entry form and submit.

  4. You will receive an email from Google Forms with the message listed below in green:

  • Start by entering your information in the form below, so we can let your library know you've entered. 
  • Over 150 libraries across Michigan have posted animal descriptions on their websites listed at Library Site Links  The links are also listed in the email message. 
  • Take the descriptions to the Field Guide to discover which animal is being described.
  • Enter 20 or more animals on the following page next to the name of the library where you found them. You will get one entry for every 20 animals that you identify.
  • Once you submit this form, you will receive an email with a link to edit your responses.
  • If you want to search for an additional 20 animals, you must use that same link to add to your original form. Please do not create a new entry form! Good luck out there, it's wild!
  • **If you do not have an email address, you can enter ours in the first question: MiLibraryQuest@gmail.com.

After you have summitted the entry form and received the confirmation email from Google Forms:  

  1. Go to Library Site Links

  2. Choose a library.

  3. Search the library's website for the MiLibraryQuest photo with a koala.  A description of an animal will be underneath. Copy the description by highlighting the words and clicking CTRL and C or right-click and copy.

  4. Go to the Field Guide.  

  5. Paste the description into the "Search In The Field Guide" box in the upper left by using CTRL key and V or right-click and paste.

  6. Go to your Journal or email message

OR search for animals this way:

  1. Go to the PDF version of the Field Guide     

  2. Press Ctrl + F to open a search box.

  3. A Search Box will pop up In the upper right-hand corner of the Field Guide. Use this box to enter key words from the description of your animal.  Once you have located the animal make sure that the descriptions on the Field Guide match the one from library where you found it.

  4. Go back to your email message to you and add the animal name under the library name. 

  5. You may also use a Journal to keep track of the animals and the library where they were found. Either print out the journal and write in your answers to submit when all 20 animals have been found. OR download it to your computer or device and type in your answers and save. 

Submit Your Answers after you have found 20 or more animals

  1. Go to your email message from Google Forms

  2. Click the EDIT Response button at the top of the message. 

  3. Scroll to the bottom. 

  4. Click I Understand.

  5. Click NEXT to go to a list of all the participating libraries.

  6. You will now be able to fill-in the name of the animal below the library where it was found. Type in the animal names NOT the descriptions.

  7. When you have entered 20 or more animals, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the SUBMIT button. 

  8. Sanilac District Library will be informed that you have completed your animal safari. 

  9. SDL will contact you about picking up your prize.