Time to invest in the future of our libraries

Guest blog by Judy Williams For the past eight years I have volunteered at the library in Grants Pass and Williams, and in that work I’ve seen how important our libraries are for families, businesses and communities. I’ve helped families check out stacks of books each week, and have seen the joy of children signing…

Remember your roots

Remember your roots. Weak and strong, they make up our foundation and hold us steady in tumultuous times. This month Josephine Community Libraries is celebrating its seventh birthday on January 24 — a reminder that we’ve come a long way. So, this blog is a tribute, not only to JCLI as an organization, but also…

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…