New library district to be made official

Swearing-in ceremony scheduled for elected board members Establishment of the Josephine Community Library District is on the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners Weekly Business Session, Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 pm in the Anne Basker Auditorium, 604 NW 6th Street. Board Order 2017-027 and 2017-028 will formally establish both the library district and…

Next steps for libraries in Josephine County

Library supporters committed to seamless transition of services Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. (JCLI) is launching its spring fundraising drive after passing Measure 17-79 for the formation of a library district on Tuesday, May 16. “We want to start the library district off right,” said Kate Lasky, executive director. “The district won’t begin receiving tax funding…

It’s just good business

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. But, doing something different and hoping for a better result is more sensible, and exactly what the new library district on the May ballot is all about. After three failed attempts to pass a countywide library tax measure…

Library catalog down for maintenance Monday

The library catalog system “Polaris” will be down for maintenance from 5:30 to 10:30 am on Monday, March 20. During this time, you will not be able to search for books, log in to your library catalog account, put books on hold, or renew books. You also will not be able to log in to Library2Go to…

Homeless in the land of plenty

April is Fair Housing Month, shedding light on the federal Fair Housing Act and Oregon fair housing laws which protect against housing discrimination. The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries has several ways to learn more. ‘Anywhere but Here’ exhibit The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries, located at 200 NW C Street,…

More hours and better materials

If you haven’t heard the news yet, I want to let you know that our library system will be on the May ballot for a tax funding measure, Measure 17-79. The Board of Directors of Josephine Community Libraries is advocating for this measure to create stable funding for our library system. Currently, our community’s public…

Library hours for Saturday, January 7

Due to weather conditions, the Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Libraries, normally open 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, is CLOSED today, Saturday, January 7. Open for normal hours are the Grants Pass (12 to 4 pm), Williams (1 to 5 pm), and Wolf Creek (1 to 4:30 pm) library branches. Bilingual Storytime (1:30 to 2 pm) at the…