Library helps children prepare for Kindergarten

Families with children who will be starting Kindergarten in 2019 are invited to take part in the Kindergarten Backpack Program at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District. Bring children to the children’s library anytime during open hours on Saturdays beginning in September for a fun pre-Kindergarten assessment with activities from counting to…

Sensational Storytime winter session begins January 9

Library partnership offer inclusive sensory storytime Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) has partnered with the SOESD Gilbert Creek Child Development Center to offer a FREE winter session of Sensational Storytime for 2- to 4-year-olds on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch, 200 NW C Street. Sensational…

Build a better world

Read the June 14, 2017 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include Stories of Southern Oregon, From the Director: “library district next steps,” Be a VolunTEEN, Summer Reading Program:”Build a Better World,” and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Sensational Storytime Winter Session

Library partnership offers specialized inclusive storytimes The library has partnered with the SOESD Gilbert Creek Child Development Center to offer a FREE winter session of Sensational Storytime for 2- to 4-year-olds on Tuesdays from 12:30 to1:30 p.m. in the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch. Sensational Storytime emphasizes parent and child interaction through stories,…

The future is here

This month, Josephine Community Libraries hosted the grand opening of the newly reimagined and renovated children’s library at the Grants Pass branch, just in time for the Summer Reading Program in June. With the help of more than 20 funders, our children’s library is now updated to better serve families in Josephine County. Monies raised…

Happy New Year!

Read the January 13, 2016 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include the Sensational Storytimes, Business Readers discussion group, new art exhibits, JCLI’s seventh birthday, results of the Yellow Envelope Drive, update on children’s library renovations, new fiction now available, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Early literacy themed book bags available for checkout

In support of countywide efforts toward early literacy and school readiness, Josephine Community Libraries and Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Early Childhood Services are lending early literacy thematic bags containing specially selected books for child care centers and preschools. Each educational bag follows a general theme, such as feelings, dinosaurs, or gardening. Reading guides…