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June 2022

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2022 Summer Reading Program

June 17th - August 13th

JUNE 17–AUGUST 13 Read and explore beyond the beaten path through the public library’s Summer Reading Program! Visit josephinelibrary.org for weekly activities for all ages and to find more online tips, events, and bookish fun for everyone! Registration begins June 10. Join the kick-off celebration on June 17 or 18 at your preferred branch in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, or Wolf Creek during open hours. A library card is not necessary to participate. Look for updates each week in the…

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July 2022

Storybook Walk: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

July 1st - July 31st
William Wordsworth line drawing

The library has partnered with downtown Grants Pass and Cave Junction businesses for a special summer Storybook Walk during the month of July featuring William Wordsworth’s whimsical poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” The pages are displayed in the windows of local businesses. The first “page” in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is located at Travel Grants Pass Welcome Center, 198 SW 6th Street and Cave Junction City Hall, 222 Lister Street. A printable version of each map is available here.

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Williams Weekly Storytime

July 1st @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Williams, 20695 Williams Highway
Williams, OR 97544 United States
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toddler girl using red felt board

Families are invited to visit the Williams branch in person for Williams Weekly Storytime from 11 am–12 pm on Fridays. Enjoy themed stories and crafts in a safe and fun environment.

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K9 Reading Buddies

July 5th @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Grants Pass, 200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Each week the library comes alive with furry friends waiting to hear a good book. Stop by the children's library at the Grants Pass branch every Tuesday from 3–4 pm for K9 Reading Buddies. During this program, trained therapy dogs provide a non-intimidating environment for children to learn to read out loud. Young readers have the opportunity to explore language and books during this special storytime. Registration is not required.

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Bugs-R-Us: Bugs as Food

July 6th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Williams, 20695 Williams Highway
Williams, OR 97544 United States

Touch and explore live insects and witness some of the largest preserved insects on earth with Bugs-R-Us as they visit each library branch this summer. Participants who are feeling extra brave will even have a chance to try some edible bugs! Registration is not required and a library card is not necessary to participate. This event is part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program — “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” For more information about events and activities during the Summer…

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Bugs-R-Us: Bugs as Food

July 8th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Grants Pass, 200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States

Touch and explore live insects and witness some of the largest preserved insects on earth with Bugs-R-Us as they visit each library branch this summer. Participants who are feeling extra brave will even have a chance to try some edible bugs! Registration is not required and a library card is not necessary to participate. This event is part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program — “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” For more information about events and activities during the Summer Reading, visit josephinelibrary.org/2022-summer-reading-program.

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Williams Weekly Storytime

July 8th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Williams, 20695 Williams Highway
Williams, OR 97544 United States
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toddler girl using red felt board

Families are invited to visit the Williams branch in person for Williams Weekly Storytime from 11 am–12 pm on Fridays. Enjoy themed stories and crafts in a safe and fun environment.

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Bugs-R-Us: Bugs as Food

July 9th @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Illinois Valley, 209 West Palmer
Cave Junction, OR 97523 United States

Touch and explore live insects and witness some of the largest preserved insects on earth with Bugs-R-Us as they visit each library branch this summer. Participants who are feeling extra brave will even have a chance to try some edible bugs! Registration is not required and a library card is not necessary to participate. This event is part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program — “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” For more information about events and activities during the Summer Reading, visit josephinelibrary.org/2022-summer-reading-program.

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Bilingual Storytime | Hora de cuentos bilingüe

July 9th @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2022

Grants Pass, 200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Children and their families are invited to join us for a storytime in Spanish and English at 2:30 pm the second Saturday of every month at the Grants Pass branch. After storytime, participants will have time to make a themed craft together. For more information about Bilingual Storytime, visit josephinelibrary.org, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571. ________________________________________________________________ Niños y sus familias están invitados a nuestra hora de cuentos en inglés y español a las 2:30 el segundo sábado de cada mes…

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K9 Reading Buddies

July 12th @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Grants Pass, 200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Each week the library comes alive with furry friends waiting to hear a good book. Stop by the children's library at the Grants Pass branch every Tuesday from 3–4 pm for K9 Reading Buddies. During this program, trained therapy dogs provide a non-intimidating environment for children to learn to read out loud. Young readers have the opportunity to explore language and books during this special storytime. Registration is not required.

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