New Williams library branch grand opening October 7

September 12, 2023 in

Community members are invited to the grand opening of the new Williams branch of Josephine Community Library on Saturday, October 7 from 10 am to 12 pm located at 158 Tetherow Road.

Participants will hear remarks from library leadership at 10:30 am and be a part of the historical photo and ribbon cutting at 11 am. Afterwards, tour the new property and browse the new building.

The new facility will include running water, a restroom, expanded books and other materials, updated technology including broadband Internet, a designated children’s area, 1,000 square feet of library use, and ADA-parking.

When the new Williams branch opens, library hours of operation will be extended by two hours Fridays. The new hours of operations are as follows:

Tuesday | 1–6 pm
Wednesday | 1–6 pm
Friday| 11 am–6 pm
Saturday | 1–6 pm

The current Williams branch located at 20695 Williams Highway will close on Monday, October 2 to move to the new location. The loan period on all items checked out from the Williams branch through October 1 is extended until Saturday, October 14 and can be returned to the new location.

Funding for the design and construction of the new Williams library branch came from local donors, including a community crowdfund that took place last year, raising $140,000. Other funders include Four Way Community Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, A Greater Applegate, Roundhouse Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, and a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) via the Oregon State Legislature and Rep. Morgan. Library leaders worked with ZCS Engineering & Architecture, Inc. and Vitus Construction, Inc. for the past year designing and renovating the 1000-square-foot building into a public library space.

For more information about library building projects, visit, email, or call 541-476-0571.