Local tax bills include library district

Property owners outside new library district can opt in This October property owners will see a new tax rate on their annual tax bill—Josephine Community Library District (JCLD)—at a rate of $0.39 per $1,000 assessed value. This past May, voters approved the formation of a library district in the four library branch areas of Grants…

Have you heard the ‘moos’?

Read the May 10, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Cow Plop Bingo tickets for sale, vote early and vote yes!, sign up for Cow Scrabble, guest blog: “Time to invest in the future of our libraries”, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.  

Time to invest in the future of our libraries

Guest blog by Judy Williams For the past eight years I have volunteered at the library in Grants Pass and Williams, and in that work I’ve seen how important our libraries are for families, businesses and communities. I’ve helped families check out stacks of books each week, and have seen the joy of children signing…

Temporary tattoos for a permanent library

Take the Library Tattoo Challenge in support of the library district measure The community is invited to support the library district effort by taking the Library Tattoo Challenge before Election Day on May 16, 2017. To complete the Library Tattoo Challenge, follow these steps: Accept: Accept the challenge by getting a temporary library tattoo at…

It’s just good business

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. But, doing something different and hoping for a better result is more sensible, and exactly what the new library district on the May ballot is all about. After three failed attempts to pass a countywide library tax measure…

The glass is half full

After the failure of the library district measure last November, we knew we would feel the impact and were facing drastic changes, including the prospect of cutting programs and events. What we didn’t know is that the community would rally for our libraries to keep them open and give us hope for the future. The…

Library services to continue after disappointing election results

Library services will continue, as will private fundraising efforts, in the aftermath of voters rejecting Measure 17-62 to form the Josephine Community Library District. The library district measure got 15,474 Yes votes (46.92%) to 17,509 No votes (53.08%). “Naturally, we are very disappointed in the outcome of the election, as are the 15,000+ Yes voters…