Take the children’s library survey

Please take five minutes to complete a survey about the children’s libraries throughout Josephine County. The survey is open until Monday, June 29, 2015.

First Chapters logoJosephine Community Libraries is seeking public input on resource allocations for the children’s libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek.

About our children’s libraries

Currently, the library system’s collection of children’s books is outdated by about 10 years. The space for programs is limited, and with minimal hours of operation, overcrowding (especially during the Summer Reading Program) has become problematic. So this year, Josephine Community Libraries is focusing on supporting early literacy and improving the children’s library facilities, books, and other programs for the youngest members of our community.

About the children’s library survey

But, we can’t do it alone. We need your help!

Please take five minutes to complete a survey and share your thoughts with us. Overall survey results will be shared with the community and JCLI staff this summer. We will use your answers to decide where to focus our efforts. Then, later this summer we’ll return to let you know how you can participate in a crowdfunding campaign with Oregon’s Kitchen Table to raise the funds to improve the children’s library facilities, books, and other programs for the young children of our community.

Take the five-minute survey

Oregon's Kitchen Table logoTo start, click to join Oregon’s Kitchen Table. On the page that appears, click Create new account, and set up your account to keep your survey responses private and prevent survey results from being skewed.

After you’ve created your account, you’ll be sent an email to set up your password. Follow the instructions in the email to set your password. When your password is saved, click Live Surveys in the upper-right corner. Then click the Josephine Community Libraries – First Chapters link and start the survey.

If you need assistance in responding, please visit your local library branch where volunteer docents are ready to help.

The responses you provide will be compiled by Oregon’s Kitchen Table, ensuring all responses are anonymous.

Invite others to take the survey

So pull up a chair at Oregon’s Kitchen Table — we want to make sure our whole community has a voice in shaping our children’s libraries! And please share with your friends, family, and neighbors throughout Josephine County. The survey will remain open until Monday, June 29, 2015.

Oregon’s Kitchen Table is a project of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, and was created by a group of nonpartisan, nonprofit community organizations from around the state dedicated to helping Oregonians have a voice.