Adult programs

Library offers free Summer Reading Program for all ages

Josephine Community Library invites the community to join the 2021 Summer Reading Program from June 12 through August 19 with activities, recommended reading, and prizes for all ages. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Reading Colors Your World.” Participants can track their reading using the online reading tracker and earn prizes. Weekly…

Library to host free virtual program with Oregon Poet Laureate

Community members are invited to join Anis Mojgani for a virtual poetry performance and Q&A Community members are invited to join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and Josephine Community Library for Something About Poetry, a virtual poetry reading session with time for questions from the audience on Saturday, February 20 from 1 to 2 pm….

Library invites community members to join free Winter Reading Challenge

Josephine Community Library is inviting community members of all ages to join the Winter Reading Challenge through the end of March. Through the program, participants track time spent reading to earn free books and enter virtual raffles for prizes. “This year, we’re hoping everyone will make a New Year’s reading goal,” said Youth Services Librarian…

Library offers virtual book club for adults

During the month of November, patrons are invited to join the library’s adult virtual book club reading “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno Garcia. This gothic horror novel follows socialite Noemi Taboada to High Place, a mansion with a dark secret, in 1950s Mexico. Anyone interested in participating can join the discussion group from the library’s…

Library offers craft kits for adults

Patrons can pick up monthly kits at their preferred library branch Beginning this November, all four Josephine Community Library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Wolf Creek, and Williams will be offering craft kits for adults. “We hope adults in our community enjoy these fun, simple crafts that are reminiscent of the past,” said Adult…

Library facilities reopen to public for limited hours

Library offers computer appointments and limited access to patrons Josephine Community Library moves forward in its Reopening Plan this week, entering Chapters 4 and 5 and offering computer appointments and limited access to patrons at all four branch facilities in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. During Chapters 4 and 5, patrons will…

Library offers laptops, mobile hotspots, and printing service

Josephine Community Library has expanded service to include the lending of six refurbished laptops and 10 new US Cellular mobile hotspots in an effort to aid community members who may not have access to a computer or Internet at home while library facilities are restricted.   “We are getting a lot of feedback from patrons…

Imagine Your Story

Library offers free virtual Summer Reading Program Although the library’s doors are temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is invited to join the free virtual Summer Reading Program from June 1 through August 23 with activities and raffles for all ages. Community members can look for updates each week…

“Little Fires Everywhere”; e-book club on Facebook

Join the library’s virtual book club on Facebook! In April, we will be reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The e-book is available through the Libby or Overdrive app with your library card number. Discussion questions for chapters 1-7 will be posted in our Facebook group on Wednesday, April 8. For a step-by-step video…

Customer Service Workshop for new and seasoned volunteers

Curious about what it’s like to volunteer at the library? Join the Customer Service Workshop on Saturday, January 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch. New and seasoned volunteers will discuss library-specific customer service practices and learn more about different positions throughout the library. Anyone interested in volunteering…