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Curry Public Library

ASCEND

After School Commitment to Education and Development

A program for middle school youth in central Curry County.

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About+

The ASCEND program is a collaboration between Curry Public Library and Central Curry School District to provide positive after school activities for kids in 6th-8th grades. The program:

  1. Provides opportunities for academic enrichment
  2. Works with community partners to offer an array of programs and activities to promote exploratory learning
  3. Helps students transition from middle to high school
  4. Promotes meaningful family dialogue about important topics

Activities are held at the Curry Public Library and Riley Creek School, with some programming and activities off-site. Healthy snacks are provided every day. Generally, the program operates four days a week, on shortened school days, and on in-service days.

Registration +

Registration forms are required for all ASCEND participants and are available in the ASCEND classrooms at Riley Creek School and Gold Beach JR/SR High School, or at Curry Public Library. If you have any questions, please email us at ascend@cplib.net or call (541) 357-3005.

Volunteer+

Are you interested in volunteering to help with youth in our community. Complete our ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.

Contact Us+

Do you have questions of comments about the ASCEND program.

Please complete this form if you have questions or comments for ASCEND staff.

After School

Curry Public Library’s ASCEND program for middle schoolers has activities after school at Gold Beach JR/SR High School. The program begins when class is dismissed at the end of the day and runs until 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. All middle school students are welcome to participate and will receive snacks, academic support, Curry Public Library cards, and more.

On Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm-5pm, ASCEND will hold special activities in the Curry Public Library meeting hall open to all 6th-8th graders in the community. Participating 6th graders from Riley Creek School can walk with ASCEND staff to the library after school to attend these Wednesday programs. Special Wednesday enrichment activities will include everything from games to art projects, community volunteer projects, and more.

Keep an eye out for special family programs like outdoor movie nights, a hot sauce challenge, game nights, a gingerbread competition, and more!

Registration forms are required for all ASCEND participants and are available in the ASCEND classrooms at Riley Creek School and Gold Beach JR/SR High School, or at Curry Public Library. If you have any questions, please email us at ascend@cplib.net or call (541) 357-3005

Summer

Curry Public Library’s ASCEND program offers summer activities for students entering grades 6-8. All students are welcome, regardless of enrollment at Central Curry School District. Activities include regular program days at Buffington Park in Gold Beach where students are able to craft, play games, and socialize.  Summer ASCEND also partners with local recreation experts to offer special mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, and surfing trips, and to support our local Junior Lifeguard Program. Registration is required for students participating in the Summer ASCEND program; space is limited for special outings.r: