The Great Book Grab

Bring a bag. Fill it with books. Keep them for free! The community is invited to grow its at-home book collection during the Great Book Grab at the following branches of Josephine Community Library: Illinois Valley branch, 209 West Palmer Street Saturday, September 21 from noon–2 p.m. Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street Sunday,…

Library to present preliminary ideas for new buildings

Josephine Community Library District invites the public to preview concept drawings for new and remodeled library buildings at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 31 in the main reading room of the Grants Pass branch. Community members participated in focus groups last spring to address what’s working in our libraries, what isn’t, and what improvements they’d…

Better hours, more programs

Read the March 12, 2018 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include new hours at the Grants Pass branch, Oregon Humanities Conversation Project at the Illinois Valley branch, Cow Scrabble Tournament, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Public invited to talk about how recipes build community

Library offers “Stone Soup” Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Sometimes the most overlooked objects can offer the most perceptive insights about ourselves and others. The community is invited to join writer and independent scholar Jennifer Roberts from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Illinois Valley branch located at 209 W Palmer…

New library hours began this week

Libraries open for a total of 100 hours across library system The rural branches of Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) located in Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek began their new, expanded hours of operation this week. The new hours for each rural branch are as follows: Illinois Valley: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11…

Thankful for you

Read the November 10, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Handprint Holiday Fun in Illinois Valley, From the director: A new chapter, 50-cent Book Sale in Williams, Wolf Creek monthly storytime, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Everyone’s story

Libraries are about stories. Libraries are about the stories of the past: history, myths, and legends. A record of where we’ve been. But libraries are also about the stories of the future: innovation, invention, and advancement. A promise of where we’re going. The story of Josephine Community Libraries is one of resiliency, courage, and generosity,…