Thank you to everyone who donated during the 2016 Yellow Envelope Drive! Because of you, we raised $188,351 to help keep our libraries open in 2017. Thank you to our 2016 Yellow Envelope Drive sponsors— Cauble, Cauble and Selvig, Attorneys at Law, Clouser Well Drilling, Edward Jones financial advisors of Grants Pass, the Grants Pass Friends of the Library, and Hart Insurance Agency, with special thanks to KAJO/KLDR and the Grants Pass Daily Courier!
Join neighbors and community members as we come together to keep our libraries open during the Yellow Envelope Drive and raise $175,000 by December 31, 2016.
Yellow envelopes are also available at participating businesses that display the “Send in your Yellow Envelope” sign, as well as at all four branches of Josephine Community Libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Wolf Creek, and Williams.
The Josephine Community Libraries annual Yellow Envelope Drive kicked off on November 16 with yellow envelopes inserted in The Daily Courier and Country Weekly newspapers.
Remember, Josephine Community Libraries receives NO ongoing tax support. Our libraries are funded by grants, business sponsorships, and donations from patrons, individuals, and families.
In 2014, a measure to form a library district for Josephine County lost by 53 percent of the vote. We are asking people who supported the effort to donate what they would have paid in taxes if the library district had passed — an average gift size of $57 a year. Click here to calculate.
With your donation to the Yellow Envelope Drive, Josephine Community Libraries can continue to provide the traditional resources you’d expect from a library: books and CDs, dictionaries and maps, magazines and newspapers. And with your help, we will also be able to provide new and innovative resources like eBooks and online databases.
Josephine Community Libraries strives to be responsive to the needs of our community. From robotics classes to eReader training sessions, from bilingual storytime to Community Reads programs and much more, your library has been at the forefront of innovation and improvement.
Because of your support, we can continue to be an active, vital part of Josephine County, keeping our community connected and competitive.
Need a yellow envelope?
Stop by one of these local businesses who have a yellow envelope sign in their window.
Other drive supporters
The Bohemian Bar & Bistro
Dr. Foutz Family Practice
Dutch Bros. Coffee House
Grants Pass Daily Courier
Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
Old Town Mail House
Oregon Books & Games
The Powderhorn Café
Rogue River Florist
Wild Rogue Emporium
Inside your yellow envelope is an open library.