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…

New art installations at the Grants Pass branch

Free children’s storytimes and mosaic art craft during open house The community is invited to a special free storytime and mosaic art craft between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch in celebration of new grant-funded permanent art installations. Artist Bebe Keith, based in Minnesota,…

Temporary tattoos for a permanent library

Take the Library Tattoo Challenge in support of the library district measure The community is invited to support the library district effort by taking the Library Tattoo Challenge before Election Day on May 16, 2017. To complete the Library Tattoo Challenge, follow these steps: Accept: Accept the challenge by getting a temporary library tattoo at…

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,…

Library of Things

Library offers new service that allows items for checkout: bakeware, devices, kits   The library is now cataloging items for checkout and calling it the Library of Things in an effort to give the community access to a spectrum of items, from board games and party supplies to kitchen appliances and various kits, without the…

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton

Library hosts Alexander Hamilton exhibit and accompanying program for adults The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries is hosting “Rediscovering Hamilton” from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Hosted and written by Richard Brookhiser, Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton tells the dramatic story of our least understood founding father. At this free program, 2006 Gilder-Lehrman Oregon History…