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 following branches of Josephine Community Library:

  • Illinois Valley branch, 209 West Palmer Street
    Saturday, September 21 from noon–2 p.m.
  • Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street
    Sunday, September 22 from noon–2 p.m.

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.

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 In order to make room for new materials, outdated items must be discarded.

The community is encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes to carry books home. Some bags will be provided while supplies last.

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