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2024 Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is a celebration of literacy, community, and lifelong learning for readers of all ages. To join and earn prizes, register anytime beginning June 1, 2024.

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Author Talk: Zoro the Drummer

Meet legendary musician Zoro the Drummer and learn about his memoir, Maria's Scarf, on Saturday June 22.

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Holiday closures

The library will be closed on June 19 and July 4. All branches will close at 3 pm on June 29. View the calendar for details.

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LGBTQ+ Subject Guide

June is Pride Month! Check out local events and explore organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community.

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Illinois Valley branch renovation

The Illinois Valley branch is closed for renovation until fall 2024. Learn more about temporary services.


Our Catalog

Education and research

From local history to coding, disaster preparedness to genealogy resources, the library is packed with tools and materials to help you develop new skills and find answers to your questions. Use Subject Guides put together by your librarians to dig into your topics of interest.


Community Resources

Through JosephineLINK, find up-to-date information for hundreds of community organizations — legal assistance, family services, volunteer opportunities, and more. This easy-to-use community resource directory is updated regularly with the most current contact information, hours, and locations.

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