Local tax bills include library district

Property owners outside new library district can opt in This October property owners will see a new tax rate on their annual tax bill—Josephine Community Library District (JCLD)—at a rate of $0.39 per $1,000 assessed value. This past May, voters approved the formation of a library district in the four library branch areas of Grants…

Ninth annual Readapalooza Celebration

Library hosts free bookish fun for everyone Come celebrate reading, books, and community during Readapalooza on October 21 and 22 at the Grants Pass branch. The weekend is filled with activities for all ages including the Storytime Celebration, the Plot Planning Party for National Novel Writing Month in November, and the Community Read-Aloud for all…

Chess club returns to the Williams library

Williams branch offers free weekly chess club for all ages The Williams branch of Josephine Community Libraries (JCLI), located at 20695 Williams Highway, is hosting chess club every Tuesday from 3–5 p.m. “In previous years, the chess club has attracted players of varying ages and abilities, making this a fun and informative gathering for all…

To JCLI donors and volunteers

This coming January, we will begin a new chapter in the library’s story as JCLI passes the torch to the newly formed library district, Josephine Community Library District. On May 16, 2017, voters passed Measure 17-79 to form a library district in the noncontiguous areas surrounding the branch libraries in Grants Pass, Williams, Wolf Creek,…

Regular storytimes resume at the library

Storytimes offered every day at the Grants Pass branch The Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries returns to the regular school-year storytime schedule beginning the week of September 4, with storytimes offered every day the library is open. Daily storytimes are as follows: K9 Reading Buddies: 3–4 p.m. every Tuesday Trained therapy dogs provide…

Monarchs and Milkweeds at the Library

Williams branch offers free family program Families are invited to learn about the biology of monarch butterflies and how to create a pollinator habitat at a free program from 2–3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at the Williams branch located at 20695 Williams Hwy. Participants will learn about specialized pollinator gardens called monarch weigh stations…

Library seeks community input through countywide survey

The Josephine Community Library District board is launching a community-wide survey in response to the passing of the library district measure on the May 2017 ballot. The newly elected board is hoping to gain insight about library services in order to help them decide how to increase hours at each of the library branches and…