K9 Reading Buddies 10 Year Anniversary

Children’s library hosts celebration of therapy dog program Children and their families are invited to spend some extra time sharing stories with the K9 Reading Buddies therapy dogs from 3–5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library, 200 NW C Street. Celebrate the 10th…

Día de los Niños at the library

Library increases Spanish-language materials through Libros for Oregon The community is invited to browse recently enhanced Spanish-language materials and celebrate the Hispanic culture during Día de los Niños from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library. Community members can checkout Spanish-language books for children, teens,…

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…

Day of the Dead Bilingual Storytime at the library

Library promotes learning about other cultures through special storytime and craft Families are invited to wear their favorite Day of the Dead inspired costumes and visit the library for Día de los Muertos Bilingual Storytime on Saturday, November 3 from 1–2 p.m. at the Grants Pass branch. Día de los Muertos or Day of the…

Library helps children prepare for Kindergarten

Families with children who will be starting Kindergarten in 2019 are invited to take part in the Kindergarten Backpack Program at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District. Bring children to the children’s library anytime during open hours on Saturdays beginning in September for a fun pre-Kindergarten assessment with activities from counting to…

Musical Storytime

Storytime featuring live music led by award-winning local author Families are invited to the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 for a musical storytime with award-winning local children’s author Judy Cox as part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program. Children will have the chance to learn…

“Sew Fun” at the Illinois Valley library

Free sewing classes for children Families are invited to “Sew Fun,” a series of sewing classes for kids held every Friday in July and August from 11 a.m. to noon at the Illinois Valley branch located at 209 W Palmer Street, Cave Junction. This four-week program builds on lessons to increase stitching and embroidery skills.…