Readapalooza: A weekend of bookish fun for everyone

Come celebrate reading, books, and community on October 25 and 26, in Grants Pass during Readapalooza hosted by Josephine Community Library. The weekend is filled with activities for all ages including the Supercharge Your Story, Kind of Spooky, Mostly Silly, and the youth WhoDunIt mystery program at the Grants Pass branch.

Supercharge Your Story!

Friday, October 25 from 5–6:30 pm
Teens and adults are invited to join local author Frank Morin for a fun, creative writing session culminating in the group of participants building a story together.

Kind of Spooky, Mostly Silly

Saturday, October 26 from 10 am–4 pm
Families will have a spooky, silly time at the library during Readapalooza. Children can enjoy book giveaway activities, learn to make their own book, and listen to a special storytime from award-winning storyteller Heather McNeil.


Saturday, October 26, 4:30–6:30 pm
Working in teams, students in middle and high school will find clues throughout the library related to popular books and characters. Using decoded messages to open a series of puzzle locks, participants will solve a spooky mystery. The first team to solve the mystery wins $500 for their school library sponsored by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library. All participants have a chance to win additional raffle prizes.

Pre-registration is required to compete in this event. Students can sign up by Saturday, October 19 through their school library or by contacting the Grants Pass library branch at or 541-476-0571 with the following information:

  • student name
  • student age
  • student grade
  • parent name
  • parent email and/or phone number
  • school name
  • school librarian name
  • team member names, if applicable (the library will group participants into teams based on school if no team members are previously chosen)

Funding for this year’s Readapalooza is made possible by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library.

updated 9/9/2019