Summer Reading Program

Embark on a fun-filled summer reading adventure through the library’s virtual Summer Reading Program from June 1 –August 23! This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story” featuring fairytales, folklore, myths, and legends.

Unlock your reading adventure!

Each week unlock a new set of summer reading activities and virtual programs for all ages.
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Week 1

June 1–7 Once Upon a Time

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Week 2

June 8–14 Flora of Fairytales

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Week 3

June 15–21 Fauna of Fairytales

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Week 4

June 22–28 Twisted Fairytales

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Week 5

June 29–July 5 Common Threads

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Week 6

July 6–12 In the Sky

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Week 7

July 13–19

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Week 8

July 20–26

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Week 9

July 27–August 2

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Week 10

August 3–9

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Week 11

August 10–16

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Week 12

August 17–23

Weekly prizes for all ages

You could win a $25 gift card to Oregon Books & Games, Iguana Comics, local restaurants, and many more. Everyone who uses their library card during the 2020 Summer Reading Program will be automatically entered in a weekly raffle to win gift cards supporting local businesses. Don’t have a library card? Get an instant online library card and start your reading adventure today.

Youth art contest

OSU Extension Farm to School Youth Art Contest to Celebrate Oregon Agriculture is underway!  The contest is open to students entering grades K-6 in the fall.  First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in two  age groups  (grades K-3 and 4-6). All entries will be exhibited in a virtual art show this summer. The deadline to submit art is July 1.

Thank you sponsors!

Josephine Community Library and the Grants Pass Daily Courier have partnered to ensure children of all ages continue reading over summer. Each week, look for additional summer reading activities, riddles, and prizes in the Sunday edition of the Daily Courier and the Wednesday Country Weekly. By offering a virtual Summer Reading Program featuring ebooks, audiobooks, at-home activities, and online learning resources, our sponsors are investing in education and literacy in our community for years to come.

Sponsors include Evergreen Federal Bank, the Grants Pass Friends of the Library, Jim Sigel Automotive, Kelly’s Automotive, Robinson Orthodontics, the State Library of Oregon, Thomason Hospitality Group, Valley Animal Hospital, and Welch Investment Group.