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…

Back to School Fine Amnesty

Library forgives fines for donations to Food Bank For library patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, paying the total amount can be overwhelming. As a relief and way to support local food banks, the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek will offer Back to School Fine Amnesty, accepting nonperishable food items…

Science Works visits the library

Mission Impossible Makerspace The Mini Mission Impossible Makerspace will visit the children’s library at each of the four branches during the 2017 Summer Reading Program. This program teaches children about gravity, resistance, and friction through fun, hand-on activities. Families are invited to a Science Works Hands-On Museum program where participants will have the opportunity to…

What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability, and Art

Public invited to Oregon Humanities Conversation Project at the library Community members ages 18 and older are invited to join Oregon-based artist, educator, and slam poetry champion Jason Graham from 4:30–6 p.m. on Friday, July 7 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries located at 200 NW C Street for a free Oregon…

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Program at the library starts June 24 Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 24 and running through Saturday, August 5. Summer reading programs have long been acknowledged by researchers and…