Happy New Year from the library!

Read the January 4, 2019 issue of the library eNewsletter. Highlights include annual patron survey results, January storytime in Williams,  E-book Workshop, The Great Book Grab, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Library survey confirms need for new books and buildings

Results from Josephine Community Library District end-of-year survey Results of the annual library survey distributed in November reveal the public’s ongoing interest in print books and newer, better facilities. “When the library district passed in May 2017, we knew voters wanted more hours, better books, and stable funding,” said Kate Lasky, library director. “What we…

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 Grants Pass branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. In an effort to make space on the shelves for new materials, the library…

Oregon Poetry Association to host last poetry workshop of the year

Library partnership brings series of poetry workshops to Grants Pass In the spirit of all things traditional, the community is invited to explore time-honored forms of poetry at “Poetry Alive: Tradition! Tradition!” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch. “Tradition! Tradition!” is the last in…

Library recruits for budget committee members

Community members are invited to apply for a three-year term Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) is seeking two community members to fill three-year Budget Committee seats by January 11, 2019. Residents who reside in the library district are eligible to apply for the two positions. Applications are due by January 11, 2019 by 12:00pm PST.…

Library awarded technology grant to update patron computers

Oregon Community Foundation funds part of Library Technology Replacement Project The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has awarded Josephine Community Library District a $24,000 grant to support the Library Technology Replacement Project. Josephine County Library Foundation is partnering with the library district, the Four Way Community Foundation, and OCF to fund this project to replace dozens…

Fundraising, Food Adventures, and Poetry Alive

Read the November 15, 2018 issue of the library eNewsletter. Highlights include the Josephine County Library Foundation end-of-year fundraising drive, Food Adventures with Blue Zones: Healthy Holiday Cooking, “Turkeys” storytime in Williams, the 2017-18 library annual report, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.