The Great Book Grab

Bring a bag. Fill it with books. Keep them for free!

The community is invited to grow its at-home book collection during The Great Book Grab at the Grants Pass branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13.

In an effort to make space on the shelves for new materials, the library is asking community members to give some beloved library books a new forever home. Participants will have a chance to “shop” The Great Book Grab’s selection and fill as many bags as they would like to take home and keep—all at no charge.

“Books have a special space in our lives, but unfortunately there’s limited space on our shelves,” explains Jennifer Roberts, Vice President of the Library District Board of Directors. “In order to make room in the library for new ideas and new stories, we have to find new homes for our older books.”

Since the passing of the library district measure in 2017, the library’s collection development budget has doubled to $175,000 per year. This increase in funds allows the library to meet Oregon public library standards and be responsive to public demand for new materials. In order to make room for new materials, outdated items must be discarded.

“Books have a natural life span,” says Library District Director Kate Lasky. “While these books are no longer in high demand, we expect that many will be cherished by their new owners for years to come.”

It is not necessary to have a current library card to participate in The Great Book Grab.

For more information about The Great Book Grab and collection development, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571.