Josephine Community Library is hosting book clubs for teens and adults during the 2023 Summer Reading Program featuring Oregon authors. Community members are invited to read the selections and meet in person in August to discuss their reading.
The summer book club selection for teens and young adults is Set in Stone, the first book in The Petralist series from local author Frank Morin (check availability) . The title is available to borrow in physical book format with a Josephine Community Library card. Teens and young adults can also pick up a copy to keep at their preferred branch in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, or Wolf Creek sponsored by the Ready to Ready grant.
Teen and young adult participants are invited to join a book club discussion to share opinions, ask questions, and explore deeper meanings of the book on Friday, August 4 from 1–2:30 pm at the Grants Pass or Williams branches. The summer book club selection for adults is A History of Wild Places by Oregon author Shea Ernshaw (check availability). Community members can borrow it with a library card in formats including print, e-book, e-audiobook, or Oregon Talking Book for readers with print disabilities.
Adult participants are invited to join a book club discussion to share opinions, ask questions, and explore deeper meanings of the book on Thursday, August 3 from 5:30–7 pm at the Grants Pass or on Saturday, August 5 from 2–3:30 pm at the Wolf Creek branch.
The Summer Reading Program and related events are offered at no cost to participants. A library card is not needed to take part. To get a physical library card, community members can visit their preferred branch in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, or Wolf Creek during open hours. Annual library card sponsorship for children and adults who live in Josephine County, but do not live within the library district boundary are available thanks to funding from Josephine Community Library Foundation.