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…

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.

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…

Book sale, films, storytimes, and more

Read the September 25, 2015 issue of the JCLI eNewsletter. Highlights include the Page One Community Read-Aloud, The Hearth Community storytelling event on “Treasured Objects,” Business Resource Workshop, Friends of the Library book sale, new fiction, and more happenings at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek library branches.

A pinch of spice

Partnerships are the secret ingredient of our library. Like the way sugar makes a cookie taste good, but cinnamon and sugar makes a cookie taste like heaven — libraries are great, but pair a library with a school and you can rock the world. From children’s programs to workforce development, a pinch of collaboration has…