Sensational Storytime winter session begins January 9

Library partnership offer inclusive sensory storytime Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) has partnered with the SOESD Gilbert Creek Child Development Center to offer a FREE winter session of Sensational Storytime for 2- to 4-year-olds on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street. Sensational…

The future is here

This month, Josephine Community Libraries hosted the grand opening of the newly reimagined and renovated children’s library at the Grants Pass branch, just in time for the Summer Reading Program in June. With the help of more than 20 funders, our children’s library is now updated to better serve families in Josephine County. Monies raised…

Readapalooza: free bookish fun for everyone

Come celebrate reading, books, and community on October 24 and 25, 2015, in Grants Pass during Readapalooza hosted by Josephine Community Libraries. 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 ages at the…

A pinch of spice

Partnerships are the secret ingredient of our library. Like the way sugar makes a cookie taste good, but cinnamon and sugar makes a cookie taste like heaven — libraries are great, but pair a library with a school and you can rock the world. From children’s programs to workforce development, a pinch of collaboration has…

Sensory Storytime for toddlers

If your toddler has difficulty sitting through typical storytimes, join us at the Grants Pass library on Fridays for free one-hour Sensory Storytimes hosted by the Gilbert Creek Child Development Center. These low-key yet active groups are limited to 8-10 children and last over a six-week session. Storytellers will work with parents to adapt the…