Public libraries serve as informal cooling centers during heat waves

June 29, 2022 in

All four branches of Josephine Community Library serve community members as informal cooling centers during open hours on hot summer days.

Library hours at each branch are as follows:

Grants Pass

200 NW C Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Tue/Thu 10am to 7pm
Wed/Fri 10am to 6pm
Sat 10am to 4pm

Illinois Valley
209 W Palmer Street, Cave Junction, OR 97523
Wed 11am to 6pm
Thu/Fri/Sat 11am to 5pm

20695 Williams Hwy, Williams, OR 97544
Tue/Wed/Sat 1pm to 6pm
Fri 11am to 4pm

Wolf Creek
102 Ruth Avenue, Wolf Creek, OR 97497
Wed/Sat 1pm to 6pm
Fri 11am to 4pm

To sign up for a library card, visit any branch in person or visit and sign up for a temporary online card to begin accessing virtual resources right away. Library card scholarships supported by Josephine Community Library Foundation are available for all youth ages birth through 17 who live in Josephine County. Library card scholarships for adults are also available upon request at all four library branches. A library card is not needed to visit the library or to participate in programs.

For more information about library hours and services visit, send an email to, or call 541-476-0571.