Library director receives Library Journal Movers and Shakers award for community building

Josephine Community Library Director Kate Lasky received the Library Journal 2019 “Movers and Shakers” award for community building among a cohort of 50 international award winners in the categories of change agents, advocates, educators, digital developers, and innovators. Since 2002, the Library Journal has honored librarians who have offered distinctive contributions to the field and…

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 Grants Pass branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. In an effort to make space on the shelves for new materials, the library…

Library recruits for budget committee members

Community members are invited to apply for a three-year term Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) is seeking two community members to fill three-year Budget Committee seats by January 11, 2019. Residents who reside in the library district are eligible to apply for the two positions. Applications are due by January 11, 2019 by 12:00pm PST.…

Library seeks input to improve facilities

Community members invited to discussion about current library facilities The community is invited to give input on future improvements to library facilities at a community meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in the Ben Bones Room at the Grants Pass branch. The conversation will be led by Penny Hummel Consulting, which…

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…

Library calls for more volunteers with new expanded hours

Rural branches in Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek open more hours week of February 19 The rural branches of Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) located in Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek begin their new, expanded hours of operation the week of February 19 while the Grants Pass branch is slated to expand hours…

New year, new library

Read the January 10, 2018 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Frederick Douglass at the library, Book purchase requests, Young Master Gardeners in February, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.