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,…

Middle school mayhem

The Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Libraries has partnered with Lorna Byrne Middle School and the Boys & Girls Club to offer students free after school busing to the public library in Cave Junction on Wednesdays. Activity buses take students across the highway from Lorna Byrne Middle School to the public library at 3:55…

Talk about food and citizenship

Josephine County residents are invited to join a free conversation sponsored by Oregon Humanities and presented by Kitchen Table Democracy Executive Director Wendy Willis, titled “We Are What We Eat: Connecting Food and Citizenship” on Friday, May 13 at 5 pm at the Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Libraries, 209 W Palmer Street in…