Heroes, Sidekicks, and Villains

Summer Reading Program Week 11: August 10–16

Make a DIY comic strip

Use these templates to draw and write your very own comic strip. Design the characters, write the dialogue, and set each scene.

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Foley art: Zip, zap, pow!

Let the sounds of comics come alive as you explore and learn about Foley art. Experiment making different sounds using various items around your house and from nature to bring your comic to life.

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Kids craft kits

Are your children in need of some fun DIY activities to do from home? Kids craft kits are available for pick up during curbside hours from 12–4 pm at all four branches every Friday and Saturday, while supplies last. Summer Reading Program activity and coloring pages are also available during curbside hours. Email info@josephinelibrary.org or call your preferred branch to request a craft kit and activity pages.

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Give the gift that keeps them reading.

When family asks about birthday presents, suggest books! Have your children give them to friends too, with an inscription that tells the recipient why the book is special. This is a great way to teach children that books are a way to connect with others.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Week 11 activity
This week, have a superhero-themed dress-up party with family or roommates and color the printable supergirl. 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

Laptops, WiFi hotspots, and printing service

Laptops and US Cellular WiFi mobile hotspots are now available as curbside pickup options to patrons with photo ID at all four library branches. These items have a 10-day loan period and must be picked up and returned during curbside hours from 12–4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Visit the online catalog to place a request and you will be notified when items are ready for pick-up.

Printing service is also being offered at all four branches. Email documents for black-and-white printing and we will alert you when they are ready. There is currently no fee for this service but please limit pages to 10 per week.

Virtual storytime

#TogetherWeRead “It Came in the Mail” by Ben Clanton with Wolf Creek Branch Manager Alyssa D. Stay tuned after the story to learn how to make your own DIY postcard!

Big Reads virtual book club

Join our Facebook book club during the last month of the library’s Summer Reading Program to read Neil Gaiman’s adult fairytale “Stardust.” This classic fantasy novel has fairies, fallen stars, witches, and ships that sail through the clouds. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through the library, and discussion questions are posted every Friday in the Facebook group.

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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’s a ghost’s favorite fruit? “A boo-berry!”

Raspberries and blackberries are caneberries, which grow on long arching or trailing stems called canes. Food Hero Recipes feature a Kids Can section. Here are some ways your children can help prepare the Baked Berry Oatmeal recipe.

  • Pick local berries in local parks and by the river
  • Mash berries with a fork or potato masher
  • Measure, pour, and mix ingredients