“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program

Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 23 and running through Saturday, August 4. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock!” Children age birth through 12 years old can win…

Build a Better World

Summer Reading Program at the library starts June 24 Families are invited to join the free Summer Reading Program at any of the four library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek beginning Saturday, June 24 and running through Saturday, August 5. Summer reading programs have long been acknowledged by researchers and…

State of Oregon’s Public Libraries

2016 Report to the Oregon Library Association Library Development and Legislation Committee By Janet Webster and Kate Lasky Oregon has 137 public library entities listed in the Oregon State Library statistical database updated in late 2014. Branch libraries and other outlets bring the total number of library facilities in the state to 224. Oregon’s libraries…

Who knows? We shall see.

Something terrible happened. On February 23 the Illinois Valley branch of our library system was ransacked and vandalized. When our branch manager and volunteers discovered the children’s library toys thrown out on the lawn and the front door glass broken, they were shocked, heartbroken, and angry that someone could do something so wrong. The vandals…

It’s raining yellow envelopes

Read the December 17, 2015 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include the Yellow Envelope Drive, flash rewards still available, new video episode of JCLI News, holiday closure dates, the Read-e-long Workshop, new books, and more going on at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

New library tool helps job seekers

A new aspect of a free online resource available through Josephine Community Libraries will help people search for work by assisting with resumes, cover letters, and job searches. LearningExpress Library, available at http://www.josephinelibrary.org, now includes the Job & Career Accelerator. Job seekers can type in their information and select from a variety of resume formats…

Learn to use library’s online tools

Josephine Community Libraries is offering a workshop to help members of the business community access online resources at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 8 in the Ben Bones Room of the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street. The Business Resource Workshop is free, but space is limited, and a spot can be reserved by calling…