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First Year Library Challenge 2019

Challenge Details

Joining the Challenge

In order to officially sign up for the challenge and be eligible to win prizes, you need to do 2 things:

  • pick up a challenge booklet (see below)
  • ​complete the signup form located on the page for Mission 1 or at this link.


  • Two grand prize winners will each receive $50 worth of official Wooster apparel from the Florence O. Wilson bookstore.
  • Each FYS section that achieves 100% participation in the Challenge will be entered into a drawing for a class trip to the Hartzler Family Dairy Ice Cream Shop.

The Missions

  • The First Year Library Challenge is made up of a series of missions that will require you to make use of library resources or services.  They should be completed in order, as the later missions build on your earlier experiences.  Some missions will take time to complete, so don't wait until the last minute to start!
  • Completing all 10 missions with correct answers and turning in your challenge booklet before the deadline will earn you an entry into the grand prize drawing.


  • Your team is your FYS class.  When you sign up using the form linked above, you will be prompted to choose which FYS section you belong to.
  • After the conclusion of the Challenge, your class will be entered into a drawing for trip to the Hartzler Family Dairy Ice Cream Shop if everyone in the class turned in a booklet with 100% of the missions completed.

Challenge Timeline

  • The Challenge begins on Wednesday, August 21st. 
  • You can easily complete all 10 missions in a total of 90 minutes.  All 10 missions are available over a three week period (August 21-September 12) and you may complete them at any time.
  • The deadline for completing the missions and turning in your challenge booklet is 5:00pm on Thursday, September 12th. 
  • Prize winners will be notified on Wednesday, October 2nd.

The Challenge Booklet

  • The challenge booklet is your ticket to prize eligibility.  You can pick one up at the Andrews or Timken circulation desks.
  • As you complete each mission, you will add something to the appropriate space on your challenge booklet.
  • You must turn in your completed booklet at any of the library circulation desks before the deadline (see above) to be eligible for prizes.
  • If your booklet is lost or destroyed, you can get a replacement. However, you will have to start over from the beginning with the new booklet.

Completing the Challenge

  • In order to be eligible for prizes, you must turn in your challenge booklet by  5:00PM on September 12th.  Make sure your name is on your booklet!

If you have any questions about the challenge rules, please contact Annie Dempsey.

Good luck!