Community invited to compete in Community Read-Aloud at library

by | Oct 9, 2018 | Community Strategic Plan, Health and Wellness, Schools, Youth

Community invited to compete in Community Read-Aloud at library

Elementary and middle school children can win $500 for school library


Grants Pass, October 8, 2018 Adults, teens, and children are invited to preregister to compete in the Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud competition at Josephine Community Library by Saturday, October 13 for a chance to win prizes. The competition is held on Sunday, October 21 from 1–4 p.m. at the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street.

Children in elementary and middle school may read a two-minute passage from a favorite book for a chance to win $500 for their school library sponsored the Grants Pass Friends of the Library along with additional prizes. High school students and adults may read a two-minute passage from a favorite family-appropriate book for the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.

Pre-registration is required to compete in this event. Readers are encouraged to have fun with costumes and props related to their books.

To sign up as a reader by Saturday, October 13, send name, age, and book choice to [email protected], call 541-476-0571, or fill out a registration slip in your school library.

This event is part of the 10th Annual Readapalooza weekend at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library. For more information about Readapalooza weekend, visit

Funding for this year’s Readapalooza is made possible by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library. Supporting organizations include Blue Zones Project of Grants Pass, KAJO/KLDR, Fort Vannoy Farms, and Rogue Roasters.

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In May 2017, citizens placed a measure on the ballot to permanently fund the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. For the previous 10 years, the libraries were supported by generous donations and the heroic contributions of more than 360 volunteers annually. The newly formed Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) is committed to enriching the community through access to quality library services across Josephine County and will continue to rely heavily on volunteers to run all four library branches. Anyone interested in getting involved with the library can send an e-mail to [email protected]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2018                                                           



Brandace Rojo, 541-476-0571 ext. 114

Susan Davis, 541-476-0571 ext. 107

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