Winners announced for Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud

South Middle School student wins $500 for her school library Participants of all ages showed up to the library in costume, well-rehearsed and with props to compete in the 10th Annual Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud on Sunday, October 21. The 1st place prize in the children’s division went to Cindy Craven from South Middle School who…

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…

Free bookish fun for everyone

Read the October 12, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud, Storytime Celebration, NaNoWriMo, Illinois Valley Pumpkin Party, Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley,Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Readapalooza, banned books, and chess club

Read the September 15, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Back to School Fine Amnesty, Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud, Banned Books Week, Williams Chess Club, Storytime at the Wolf Creek branch, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

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.