Library closes due to COVID-19 pandemic

All four branches closed Monday, March 16 until further notice In response to the Office of the Governor’s decision to close all Oregon K12 schools statewide, Josephine Community Library (JCL) will close its four branch libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Monday, March 16 and until further notice. All library…

The year in review

If there’s one word to describe 2019, it would be fulfilling. Here’s a smattering of awesomeness from the past year! Book and materials Since the passing of the library district, the library has doubled its open hours between all four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek, and patrons are loving it!…

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…

E-book workshop for all levels and devices

Community members are invited to learn how to download free e-books and audiobooks using e-readers and smart phones at the E-Book Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District, 200 NW C Street. Device-specific workshops will be offered throughout the afternoon. Registration is…

Library survey confirms computers and internet important community service

Results of the annual Josephine Community Library community survey distributed in November confirm the public’s ongoing interest in print books for children and adults, and the importance of volunteers. There were 1,503 survey respondents, of which 86 percent reported having a current library card. Thirty-seven percent of respondents were 65 years of age or older.…

Much Ado About Writing with Carole T. Beers

The community is invited to the third in a series of bi-monthly writing workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library, 200 NW C Street. Each workshop is facilitated by a different local author from Authors Innovative Marketing (A.I.M.) who will…

Library holds haiku contest online

Josephine Community Library will host a haiku poetry-writing contest during the temporary closure of the Grants Pass branch from December 14–26 on social media. Participants can enter for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $200 in the teen division or the adult division. Each gift basket contains items from local businesses and…

Grants Pass library branch to temporarily close for floor repair

The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library will temporarily close December 14 through December 26 for floor repair. During this time, due dates and library card expiration dates are extended, and all fees are waived. The book drop will be closed so patrons are asked to keep their checked-out items until reopening on December…

Library seeks community input through public survey

Josephine Community Library launched its annual public survey to gain insight to inform future improvements to services due by Friday, November 15 in order to be counted. The anonymous survey takes less than 10 minutes and participants have a chance to enter a raffle to win one of the following prizes: $100 Amazon gift card…