The Legendary Bigfoot

Summer Reading Program Week 11: August 17–23

DIY (Big)foot Cast

Make your own (Big)foot cast with simple home ingredients, then decorate it.

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Traveling Waters Experiment

Try this color mixing experiment and watch your water travel from cup to cup.

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Where's Bigfoot?

Follow the library’s Facebook page @JosephineCommunityLibrary to see where Bigfoot’s cousin, the Yeti has been. Every day during Week 12 of the Summer Reading Program, guess Bigfoot’s location in Josephine County and leave a Facebook comment to be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Bring books to life!

Finding book-inspired activities to do in real life enhances the reading experience. Kids remember the activity long after the book has gone back to the library.

If your kids are reading “Harry Potter,” make DIY golden snitches. If your child enjoys “The Rainbow Fish,” take a virtual trip to the aquarium. Or, after reading “Wombat Stew,” take a walk outside to collect items to make your own pretend “stew.”

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Week 12 activity
This week, color a picture of Bigfoot and play a game of Hide and Seek with him. view 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 “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins with Wolf Creek Branch Manager Alyssa D. Stay tuned after the story for more Summer Reading Program reading recommendations!

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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.

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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.

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: Why are spinach leaves never lonely? “They come in bunches!”

Spinach is high in vitamins A and C, iron, and folate — it’s also an excellent source of fiber. Have you ever tried spinach in a smoothie? This week try making the Food Hero Popeye Power Smoothie.

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