Twisted and Fractured Fairytales

Summer Reading Program Week 4: June 22–28

Twisted writing prompts for teens and adults

Reimagine your favorite fairytale or myth from the villain’s perspective and see the story in a whole new light.

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Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading

Parents are a child’s first and best teacher. Model the love of reading. Talk about what you are reading with your children and share your favorite stories. When your kids see that you love to read, they’re more likely to develop a love of reading themselves.

Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.

Week 4 activity
This week, do a twisted magic Mad Lib, complete the reading log, and color a picture of a fairy. 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

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Each year, around 100,000 young writers and educators in over 9,000 classrooms take on the NaNoWriMo challenge. Your story matters. Write your novel now.

Big Reads: June virtual book club

Join us for the last week of discussion!

Through the Big Reads program read monthly summer selections designed to bring people together to discuss literature and celebrate community. In June, we are discussing “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 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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Oregon agriculture-themed youth art contest

OSU Extension Farm to School Youth Art Contest to Celebrate Oregon Agriculture is underway!  The contest is open to students entering grades K-6 in the fall.  First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in two  age groups  (grades K-3 and 4-6). All entries will be exhibited in a virtual art show this summer. The deadline to submit art is July 1.

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.