Reading Programs

Every Hero Has a Story: 2015 Summer Reading

The 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to the whole family. Registration begins as soon as school is out in June.

Families are invited to become “Super Readers” this summer as Jackson County Library Services presents “Every Hero Has a Story” during the summer reading program. Activities include costume creation, art projects, storytimes, music, and science programs. Super programs will be happening at every branch.

Summer reading is supported by the Hulburt Bequest and Friends of the Library groups throughout Jackson County. All programs are free of charge. For more information, please contact the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8678.


All children ages 3-12 who read or listen to ten books will receive a special bookmark, a reading certificate, a coupon for a free kid’s meal from HomeTown Buffet, and a book. Parents of infants and toddlers 0-36 months can read to their children and receive a board book, a signed certificate, and a bookmark. Children who complete the program will also be eligible to enter local branch library drawings for additional prizes.


Teens can read and review books, audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, or library programs and earn drawing entries for a $100 gift certificate from Barnes and Noble as well as participating in special events and local drawings.


Teen Summer Reading Reviews


Adults who read or listen to four books will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice and for gift baskets filled with super goodies.

Winter Reads

w.readsJackson County Library Services’ Winter Reads program runs in January and February each year. This fun program for adults aims to encourage more reading during the winter months.

For additional information, please call your local branch library, Ashland Library Reference Desk 541-774-6996.



Jackson County Reads

Visit the library calendar for information on poetry discussions and writing workshops as part of Jackson County Library Services’ participation in the state-wide reading program “Oregon Reads 2014” celebrating the works of Oregon Poet William Stafford.