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…

Yes, libraries matter

Read the November 23, 2015 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include the benefit concert at Rogue Roasters, the Yellow Envelope Drive, job opening for the Wolf Creek library branch manager, the Job & Career Accelerator workshop, new audio books, and more going on at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Choosing gratitude

As the holidays approach and we reach the end of the year, many of us will take stock of our blessings, those things that enrich us and give our lives meaning and joy. It’s been a year since the library district measure failed, and in that year I have learned more about gratitude than any…

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…

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…