Youth programs

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Library offers free Summer Reading Program for all ages Josephine Community Library invites the community to join the 2022 Summer Reading Program from June 17 through August 13 with activities, in-person weekly crafts, and prizes for all ages. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Participants can track…

Emergency Preparedness for Your Family and Neighborhood

Library offers emergency preparedness training in Grants Pass Josephine Community Library invites community members to learn how to prepare for emergencies such as earthquakes and wildfires from 12–1 pm on Saturday, May 21 at the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street. During this program, Josephine County Emergency Management will explain the Cascadia Subduction Zone…

Freedom: A History of US

Public library hosts exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library is hosting “Freedom: A History of US,” a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, on display during the month of May 2022. “Freedom: A History of US” invites…

Consider This: Intellectual Freedom in America

Library offers two programs sponsored by Oregon Humanities Josephine Community Library invites the community to join a series of two programs titled “Consider This: Intellectual Freedom in America” presented by librarian and scholar Dr. Carrie Gardner on April 23 and April 30 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm offered virtually and at the Grants Pass…

Kindergarten Toolbox program

Library provides Kindergarten-readiness series funded by The Ford Family Foundation Children ages 3–6 and their parents or caregivers are invited to join the 6-week spring session of the Kindergarten Toolbox program on Thursdays from 5:30–6:30 pm at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library beginning April 28 to promote Kindergarten Readiness. During this six-week…

Everyday Civics

Library offers free community civics program for all ages March, April, May Josephine Community Library invites the community to join Everyday Civics, a program providing opportunities to engage people in community civic life through simple activities for all ages throughout the months of March, April, and May. Participants can earn raffle tickets for prizes including…

Library offers live virtual tutoring and homework help tool through website

Josephine Community Library offers free, live virtual tutoring and homework help in all academic subjects, for kindergarten through college level students. The online tool called Brainfuse HelpNow is available from the public library website, josephinelibrary.org, with a library card. “Brainfuse HelpNow is such a helpful tool for students and parents, especially as we’re gearing up…

Library offers college prep kits to Josephine County youth

Grant funding from Rotary Club of Grants Pass and Cheney Foundation to provide program While supplies last, Josephine Community Library is offering free college prep kits to families with youth who are planning for college thanks to grant funding from the Rotary Club of Grants Pass and the Chaney Family Foundation. “The College Prep Kits…

All Together: Stories and Songs

Library offers in-person outdoor program for families Josephine Community Library invites the community to a special in-person Summer Reading Program celebration with Create~Play~Heal called “All Together: Stories and Songs” on Saturday, August 14 at the Grants Pass and Illinois Valley branches. “All Together: Stories and Songs marks our first in-person youth event since the pandemic…

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…