Welcome to the Wizard World

Summer Reading Program Week 9: July 27–August 2

Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

Celebrate Harry’s birthday this week by making a batch of homemade Butterbeer and creating your own DIY magic wand.

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Re-read the same books to little ones.

At first, young children notice the pictures, then they learn to turn pages, then they realize the story is the same each time. All of these are key pre-reading skills.

Books with rhymes are especially beneficial because rhyming teaches kids to recognize repetition and sounds.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

week 9 activity
Become a student of magic (and science) and make a lamp this week! Color a picture of a wizard, too. 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.

Food Hero Feast

Food Hero Joke of the Week: What do you call a raspberry playing the guitar? “A jam session!”

The Food Hero Song: Come sing along to a special song about being a Food Hero. Get the whole family in on the fun!

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Big Reads virtual book club

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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