A long time ago. Once upon a time. It was a dark and stormy night. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  The first line of a story is the beginning of an adventure. From the earliest of times we have used stories, beginning with the oral traditions past down through generations, to myths and legends created to explain the unknown and make sense out of chaos. We at the Library invite you to

Imagine Your Story

Children’s Events & Activities
Children’s Events and Activities

The 2020 Summer Reading Program runs June 21st to August 15th. Registration for the children’s SRP starts on Wednesday, June 17h during curbside hours (noon to 3 pm). The first 100 kids to register get a free bandana!

  • Explorer Guide — An activity guide to explore to “Imagine Your Story” using the natural world around us for inspiration. In partnership with the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust. Imagine Your Story Explorer's Guide
  • Summer Reading Challenge — Spend 20 minutes each day reading and earn “Library Dollars” to purchase books for your very own library: Summer Reading Program BookletSummer Reading Program Reading Log
  • Wizards of the Coast ⇨ Read More
  • Creature Creation — Join local author and commercial illustrator, Mark Ferrari ⇨ Read More
  • See Suggested Reading Tab
Teen Events & Activities
Teen Events and Activities
Adult Events & Activities
Adult Events and Activities
  • Book Bingo Card
  • Meet Kij Johnson, "Writer, dreamer, fritterer", with Mark Ferrari July 16 @ 6pm via Zoom ⇨ Read More
  • Wizards of the Coast ⇨ Read More
  • See Suggested Reading Tab
Drawing & Story Collaborative
Drawing and Story Collaboratives

Do you like to write stories or draw pictures?

We at the Library invite you to Imagine Your Story! We want you to share your short story or drawing. The subject is totally up to your imagination; it can be anything. Fact or Fantasy; Myth or Magic; Fable or Folly; it’s up to you. This will be an interactive, collaborative, and dynamic activity.

Writers — pick a drawing and tell us what’s happening or submit your story for an artist to imagine a drawing.

Artists — spick a story that speaks to you or submit your drawing for a writer to imagine the story.

Suggested Reading
Suggested Reading

Here is a list to get you started. The Library also has NoveList that offers genre-specific reading lists as well as read-alike suggestions based on a book you have read and liked.

  • The Night Circus -- Erin Morgenstern  (teen--adult)
  • Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrel -- Susanna Clarke  (adult)
  • Kavalier & Clay -- Michael Chabon  (teen--adult) 
  • The Last Unicorn -- Peter Beagle  (child--adult)
  • Od Magic -- Patricia McKillip  (teen--adult)
  • Tigerheart -- Peter David  (teen Adult)
  • The Witch's Boy -- Michael Gruber  (teen-adult)
  • Among Others -- Jo Walton  (literary fantasy--adult)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • All The Birds In the Sky -- Charlie jane Anders  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Graveyard Book -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • The Last Light of the Sun -- Guy Gavriel Kay (mature teen--adult)
  • A Wizard of Earthsea -- Ursula LeGuin  (1st of trilogy--mature child--adult)
  • Tales of Erathsea -- Ursula Leguin  (short stories--mature teen--adult)
  • Stardust -- (mature Teen--adult)
  • Snake Agent -- Liz Williams  (mature teen--adult)
  • Songs of Earth and Power -- Greg Bear  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Book of Joby -- Mark Ferrari  (mature teen--adult)
  • Winter's Tale -- Mark Halprin  (adult)
  • Tithe -- Holly Black  (teen)
  • Tale Chaser's Song -- Tad Williams  (mature child--adult)
  • Watership Down -- Richard Adams  (mature child--adult)
  • The Paper Grail -- James Blaylock  (mature teen--adult)
  • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld -- Patricia McKillip  (mature child--adult)
  • Boy's Life -- Robert McCammon (mature child--adult)
  • Little Big -- John Crowley (adult)
  • The Once and Future King -- T.H. White  (mature child--adult)
  • Song Master -- Orson Scott Card  (teen--adult)
  • Weaveworld -- Clive Barker  (mature teen--adult)
  • Neverwhere -- Neil Gaiman  (teen-adult)
  • Smoke and Mirrors -- Neil Gaiman  (teen--adult)
  • The Curse of Chalion -- Lois Mc Master Bujold  (1st of 'stand-alone' series -- mature teen--adult)
  • Galveston -- Sean Stewart  (mature teen--adult)
  • Our Lady of the Islands -- Jay Lake and Shannon Page  (teen-adult)
  • Tulku -- Peter Dickinson  (mature child--adult)
  • Bridge of Birds -- Barry Hughart  (teen--adult)
  • Secret Garden -- Frances Hodgson Burnett  (mature child--adult)
  • Carmen Dog -- Carol Emshwiller  (mature child--adult)
  • A Shadow In Summer -- Daniel Abraham  (1st in 'Long Price Quartet' mature teen-adult)
  • Butcher Bird -- Richard Kadrey (VERY mature teen--adult)
  • Mockingbird -- Sean Stewart  (mature teen--adult)
  • Tiger Moon -- Antonia Michaels  (mature child--adult)
  • Across the Nightingale Floor -- Lian Hearn  (1st of trilogy mature teen--adult)
  • The Amulet of Samarkand -- Jonathon Stroud  (1st in Bartimaeus Trilogy child-teen)
  • Territory -- Emma Bull  (teen adult)
  • The Fox Woman -- Kij Johnson  (1st of duology teen-adult)
  • The Eyre Affair -- Jasper Fforde (1st of 'comic' series teen--adult)
  • Support Your Local Wizard -- Diane Duane  (child-teen)
  • Senlin Ascends -- Josiah Bancroft  (1st in 6 book series teen--adult)
  • The Goblin Emperor -- Sarah Monette  (teen--adult)