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Walk to Mordor Progress Update

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  Our Fellowship is on the move ! As of this morning, at least 61 Fresno County residents have reached the Prancing Pony at Bree (34 miles!), 14 have arrived at Rivendell (129 miles!), 5 are currently in Lothlorien (259 miles!), and one has reached Mordor! These numbers, of course, only account for folks who have submitted the webform on this site to let us know they've reached  milestones . When you've made it to one (or more) of the five Middle-earth locations, don't forget to   submit your mileage and claim your commemorative badge(s) ! How far will you make it? Which milestone or milestones are you hoping to reach by the end of the challenge?    

Make your own Lembas Bread...

Need a snack for your travels?  If you're on Instagram, stop by the Fresno Public Library Teens Instagram channel to learn how to make some Lembas Bread to help satisfy your hunger! (Need gluten-free Lembas? At least one person on the Internet has created a recipe . We haven't tried it, so we can't personally vouch for its tastiness--but it may be a good starting point for you.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fresno Public Library Teens (@fresnolibraryteens)

Walk to Mordor 2022 Progress Update (& Welcome!)

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Welcome to those who recently joined us! Our Fellowship is now  at least  51 Fresno County residents strong, with 14 currently at Rivendell (129 miles!) and one already in Lothlorien (259 miles!). These numbers, of course, only account for folks who have submitted the webform on this site to let us know they've reached  milestones . When you've made it to one (or more) of the five Middle-earth locations, don't forget to submit your mileage and claim your commemorative badge(s) ! Also, if you're on Facebook or Instagram, please share updates from your journey with us using the hashtag  #FresnoWalkstoMordor . We'd love to see what you and your Fellowship are up to!  (Thank you again to Lizzy's human family for sending in this snapshot from their journey.) 

The journey has begun...and Fresno County is going the distance!

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Photo by Nikhil Prasad on Unsplash Hi there! We just wanted to stop by and say "Well done!" and "Keep up the good work!" to all those participating in Walk to Mordor 2022. As of this morning, at least 26 people have reached the Prancing Pony in Bree (34 miles), four intrepid travelers have reached Rivendell (129 miles!), and one has already arrived in Lothlor ien (259 miles)!   These numbers only account for members of our Fellowship who have submitted the webform on this site to let us know they've reached specific milestones (and claim their commemorative badges for those Middle-earth locations). How far have you made it so far? How are you staying motivated? Please share in the comments!  On Facebook or Instagram? Please share updates from your journey with us using the hashtag #FresnoWalkstoMordor . We'd love to see what you and your Fellowship are up to!  Remember: this challenge allows for conversion of non-walking physical activities into

eBooks and aAudiobooks available with no wait!

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  Need some Ent ertainment during your travels?  Thanks to our wizards in Collection Development, some eBook and eAudiobook versions of the  Lord of the Rings books, as well as The Hobbit , are available on Libby/OverDrive with no wait, through May 31! Now, that's what we're Tolkien about! Grab your Fresno County Public Library card and check 'em out. Looking for information about how to get started with Walk to Mordor?    Please visit the " Rules " page.

2022 Milestone Badges

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Venturing to Mordor with us this year? Here's a sneak peak at the commemorative milestone badges you can earn... Photo credit: John-Mark Bergen You're eligible to claim a badge for each Middle-earth milestone you reach.   Don't forget to submit the webform when you've completed a milestone.   (Figurines are not included with milestone badges. Those are the personal property of the photographer.)

Announcing "Walk to Mordor" Year 2!

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JordyMeow, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons In 2021,  Fresno County Public Library  hosted a "Walk to Mordor" activity challenge inspired by the journey of the Fellowship J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings , which encouraged people of all mobility types to move more by allowing them to earn commemorative badges for making it to 5 different Middle-earth milestones — and this year we're doing it again! April 1st-May 31st, 2022, please join us for "Walk to Mordor" Year 2! In 2021, 142 Fresno County residents ages 4-73 participated — traveling 28,175 miles collectively — and we're hoping even more people will join us for this year's journey. You do not need to register for this pro gram.  (If you're looking for a registration or sign-up link, you're not missing it. There isn't one.) Whether you hope to reach specific fitness goals (or possibly burn off a few Second Breakfasts or Elevenses), fight some “personal demons” (anxiety, depression, low sel