Common Threads

Summer Reading Program Week 5: June 29– July 5

Big Reads virtual book club

Escape into a good book, together!

Join the Big Reads program with monthly summer selections designed to bring people together to discuss literature and celebrate community. In July, we will be discussing “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. Each week, participants respond to discussion questions and share favorite parts of the book. Check out the ebook or audiobook and get started today!

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Magazines offer quick and easy reading options for families. Children and teens love to receive a new magazine in the mail. For young children, we recommend Lady Bug; and for teens, Teen Ink is available online.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Discover your family history, create a family tree, and color the Common Threads coloring sheet. Print activity sheet
t-shirt puppet craft
Show off your style by creating a design using this t-shirt puppet template. print activity sheet
Meals are provided for children ages 18 and younger at no charge through Grants Pass School District No. 7 Summer Food Service Program. learn more

StoryCorps Connect

Around the world people share many things in common. Find out what the common threads are between you and the people in your life by interviewing them.

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Weekly reading 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.

Food Hero Feast

Food Hero Joke of the Week: What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit? “A STRAWberry!”

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Cool off by trying the Food Hero Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Recipe. Did you know that doing word searches helps increase your vocabulary, reading skills, spelling, problem solving skills? Try out our fun word search.

Try plant-based meals at home

Are you interested in eating more plant-based meals?  Split peas and lentils are quick to fix and can be used to replace some or all of the meat in a recipe. Learn how to make lentil taco filling from an OSU Extension registered dietitian by following the link to the lentil basics and recipe sheet.