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…

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…

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…