Mythologies Around the Globe

Summer Reading Program Week 10: August 3–9

Make your own mythological creature art

Use your imagination to draw mythical creatures from all around the globe using descriptions from their myths.

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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 beginning August 7.

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Create a themed reading fort. Children love forts and simply draping two chairs with a blanket can do the trick. Take it a step further to make it more appealing by giving it a beach theme with towels on the floor, an umbrella propped against the wall, and a sand bucket to hold the books.

Other possibilities are a camping theme, a pirate’s cove, outer space, a princess castle, or a forest!

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Week 10 activity
This week, play Mythical Creature Bingo and color a picture of Triton. Print activity sheet
Summer Meals Program
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

Virtual storytime

#TogetherWeRead “On A Magical Do-Nothing Day” by Beatrice Alemagna with Wolf Creek Branch Manager Alyssa D. Stay tuned for a fun nature craft at the end!

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 do you call a mythical veggie? “A unicorn!”

Corn is a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), which helps keep the body’s nerves healthy. One ear of corn provides a good source of dietary fiber. Fresh, frozen, and canned corn are all healthy choices. Try making corn pancakes this week with the whole family.

 

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