MYSTERIOUS READING SOCIETY 2016-2017
Join this exciting reading program! Participants (4+) will receive stamps for completing fun reading challenges.
- Check out The Mysterious Reading Society Casefile at your local MPL branch.
- Work through the Casefile in any order you wish by reading the suggested materials.
- As you meet the criteria for a stamp, request a stamp from any staff member. Share what you have read with us!
You have the whole school year to collect all 100 stamps! The more stamps you collect, the better prizes you get!
25TH STAMP - Have your name added to the Wall of Fame (achievement board) and receive the first button
50TH STAMP - Move along the Wall of Fame, receive second button and the option to print in 3D! *
75TH STAMP - Receive the next button, move along the Wall of Fame and get a small animal toy.
100TH STAMP - Receive a Certificate of Achievement, move to the highest level in the Wall of Fame and receive the final button.
Wrap Up Party - All participants in the MRS are invited to the Mysterious Reading Society wrap up party at the end of the year. More details will be emailed to the participants.
* Below is a list of designs for you to consider for the 50th, after you have decided which one you would like come into the library or call ahead for an appointment. The Markham Public Library has three 3D printers at our Angus Glen, Cornell and Thornhill Community Centre branches. A library staff member will then talk to you about how the 3D printer works and help you start printing your design. Each design takes 30 to 90 minutes to print so feel free to stay and read while you wait or go do something else and then come back. Once it is done we will give it to you to take home! You can also take our free 3D printing course online and get yourself certified – then you will be a 3D printing pro! To take the course go here.
Print a Robot!
There are 3 robot designs to choose from the Treads Robot, Ticker Robot and the Buckethead Robot. These designs are from 3D Systems and have snap-together parts that are interchangeable between the different designs. See how you can print all your parts separately and then put them together! You can find this design here.
Print a Jumping Frog!
This frog really hops! With these designs from 3D systems you can see how 3D printing can make something that can move. You can find this design here.
Print a Chirping Bird Whistle
This whistle really sounds like a bird chirping! This whistle was created for a 3D design challenge and when you add water to the reservoir it makes a realistic chirping sound. Created by Adam Stag on read more about this unique design and how it works on Thingiverse.
Print a Whistle!
This whistle really works! Designed by Zaggo this object prints the pea right inside the whistle. Since the pea is connected to the rest of the object only at one tiny point, it's quite easy to break it loose after printing with a small screw driver or tweezers. Read more about this design on Thingiverse.
Print a Car!
This car prints all one piece and its wheels really spin! This cute toy was Designed by La FabShop to explain how an object can be 3D printed with moving parts without having to use supports. Read more about this design here.
Print a Pikachu!
This design was created in low poly meaning they rounded edges have been made into flat surfaces for easier printing! Designed by Flowalistik you can read more about this design on Thingiverse.