Winners announced for Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud

South Middle School student wins $500 for her school library Participants of all ages showed up to the library in costume, well-rehearsed and with props to compete in the 10th Annual Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud on Sunday, October 21. The 1st place prize in the children’s division went to Cindy Craven from South Middle School who…

Ninth annual Readapalooza Celebration

Library hosts free bookish fun for everyone Come celebrate reading, books, and community during Readapalooza on October 21 and 22 at the Grants Pass branch. The weekend is filled with activities for all ages including the Storytime Celebration, the Plot Planning Party for National Novel Writing Month in November, and the Community Read-Aloud for all…

Free bookish fun for everyone

Read the October 12, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud, Storytime Celebration, NaNoWriMo, Illinois Valley Pumpkin Party, Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Readapalooza, banned books, and chess club

Read the September 15, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Back to School Fine Amnesty, Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud, Banned Books Week, Williams Chess Club, Storytime at the Wolf Creek branch, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Free bookish fun for everyone

Read the October 23, 2015 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Readapalooza this weekend, the Graphic Novel Workshop, Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar, new nonfiction books, and more going on at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Pages for all ages

The first time I visited our library was in 2009 during the inaugural Page One read-off on November 15. The library had been reopened for almost a year, so the community was celebrating more than books and reading. Founding members were celebrating the gift of an open library. About 90 people flooded the library that…