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.…

“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…