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.…

“See Sound with a Tonoscope” at the library

Library offers STEM-based children’s program at all four branches Children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) this summer through “See Sound with a Tonoscope” at all four branches. The schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Wednesday, July 11 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Illinois Valley:…

“Birds and Birds’ Nests” children’s library program

Bugs-R-Us Educational visits all four library branches The community is invited to join Bugs-R-Us Educational as they visit all four branches of Josephine Community Libraries during the Summer Reading Program for “Birds and Birds’ Nests.” The remaining program schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Friday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Friday, July…

“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program

Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 23 and running through Saturday, August 4. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock!” Children age birth through 12 years old can win…

New Art Installation at the Illinois Valley Library

Free children’s storytime and art craft during open house The community is invited to celebrate newly installed artwork designed by brother-sister duo Wild Cloud Creative during an open house between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 20 in the children’s library at the Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Library District (JCLD), 209…