June 2019 newsletter

Read the June 20, 2019 issue of the library eNewsletter. Highlights include the Summer Reading Program, Sustainable Gardening Series, Sensational Storytime, and more happening at the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

Fine free for children and teens

Effective June 1, 2019 Josephine Community Library will no longer charge fines on children and teen items, and existing fines will be waived. “Historically, overdue fines amount to less than 0.5 percent of our budget; consequently, they have minimal impact on library operations,” said library district Vice President Jennifer Roberts. “However, these fines can have…

Musical Storytime

Storytime featuring live music led by award-winning local author Families are invited to the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 for a musical storytime with award-winning local children’s author Judy Cox as part of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program. Children will have the chance to learn…

“Sew Fun” at the Illinois Valley library

Free sewing classes for children Families are invited to “Sew Fun,” a series of sewing classes for kids held every Friday in July and August from 11 a.m. to noon at the Illinois Valley branch located at 209 W Palmer Street, Cave Junction. This four-week program builds on lessons to increase stitching and embroidery skills.…

“See Sound with a Tonoscope” at the library

Library offers STEM-based children’s program at all four branches Children are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) this summer through “See Sound with a Tonoscope” at all four branches. The schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Wednesday, July 11 from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Illinois Valley:…

“Birds and Birds’ Nests” children’s library program

Bugs-R-Us Educational visits all four library branches The community is invited to join Bugs-R-Us Educational as they visit all four branches of Josephine Community Libraries during the Summer Reading Program for “Birds and Birds’ Nests.” The remaining program schedule is as follows: Wolf Creek: Friday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Grants Pass: Friday, July…

“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…