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…

Proposals requested for library Internet project

Josephine Community Library District is taking the first step toward increasing high-speed broadband Internet throughout Josephine County, especially in the rural areas of Illinois Valley and Wolf Creek. The district is seeking proposals from vendors to carry out what the district calls the “Internet Infrastructure Project” expected to start after June 2019. The library district,…

Tell us what you think

Take the library survey for the chance to win one of two $100 gift cards! As a patron of Josephine Community Library District, your help is needed to inform future improvements to the services we provide to the community by taking a survey that’s open until Monday, December 3. In appreciation for your time and…