“Little Fires Everywhere” e-book club on Facebook

Join the library’s virtual book club on Facebook! In April, we will be reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The e-book is available through the Libby or Overdrive app with your library card number. Discussion questions for chapters 1-7 will be posted in our Facebook group on Wednesday, April 8. For a step-by-step video…

Library continues purchasing e-books to better serve community during pandemic

Patrons encouraged to submit suggestions for purchase The library continues to serve the community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the purchase of e-books. The library is purchasing new digital content for the online library to ensure community members have access to updated e-books during the pandemic stay-at-home order. Collection development librarians are…

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…