Fauna of Fairytales and Folklore

Summer Reading Program Week 3: June 15–21

Curbside pick-up at your library

All four branches are now offering curbside pick-up service every Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm. To order books, use your online account to request up to six items. If you don’t have an account or access to Internet, call your local branch during regular service hours for assistance. Staff will gather your items and contact you when they’re ready for pick up. Book drops will continue to remain open on Thursdays and Fridays to allow time for sanitizing materials.

Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Finding time to read can be challenging, no matter what age you are. Try an audiobook. Children can listen to a storybook for bedtime or to take a break from screens. Audiobooks help improve vocabulary and build stronger listening skills.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Week 3 activity
Explore wildlife this week by making a DIY bird feeder for your neighborhood birds. Color the fauna-themed printable coloring page and send us a picture of the finished product for the "Imagine Your Story" Facebook gallery! print coloring page
Summer Meals Program
Meals are provided for children ages 18 and younger at no charge. Follow the link for daily menus and to find out pick-up locations throughout the summer. learn more

Big Reads virtual book club

It isn’t too late to join the ebook club on Facebook!

Through the Big Reads program read monthly summer selections designed to bring people together to discuss literature and celebrate community. In June, we are discussing “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 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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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.

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.