Magical Creatures

Summer Reading Program Week 8: July 20–26

Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Cooking with your kids can be a delicious learning experience for the whole family.

Recipes provide a great introduction to instructional text. There are tons of interesting words to learn while cooking — names of ingredients, processes, measurements, and temperatures. Exposure to new words through everyday activities helps children develop vocabulary skills.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Color a unicorn and make a magical creature mask this week. 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

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.


Big Reads virtual book club

It isn’t too late to join the discussion!

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!

The Night Circus audiobook cover

Food Hero Feast

Food Hero Joke of the Week: Knock-knock! Who’s there? Peas. Peas, who? Peas tell me more knock-knock jokes!

Bingo at Home: This fun game for the whole family encourages healthy eating and physical activity.

Food Hero Recipes for Older Adults: Check out recipes curated by the OSU Food Hero team. These recipes and health tips for incorporating more fiber into your meals is specifically geared toward nutritional needs of seniors.

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