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…

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,…

Free bookish fun for everyone

Read the October 12, 2016 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include “Readapalooza” video, Holiday Bazaar, Day of the Dead Bilingual Storytime, Readapalooza weekend, Yellow Envelope Drive kick-off at Bohemian Bar & Bistro, new fiction books now available, and more happening 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…

Free bookish fun for everyone

Read the October 23, 2015 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Readapalooza this weekend, the Graphic Novel Workshop, Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar, new nonfiction books, and more going on at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

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…