Libraries for the long term

Josephine Community Library Foundation funds special library projects which build community and provide open access to information.


Libraries build community

The libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek get more foot traffic than the local post office. From toddlers to job seekers to discussion groups, our libraries are nurturing and inspiring spaces where all are welcome.

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Enhancing library services

Josephine Community Library Foundation supports special programs which are beyond the reach of the library’s tax-funded operating budget.

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Support your community by supporting your library

Your gifts will support essential library programs, services, and buildings that help keep our community a wonderful place to live.

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A vision for
better buildings

Working in partnership with the library district, the foundation has an inspiring vision for new library buildings in Grants Pass and Williams along with an expanded Illinois Valley branch.

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Million in assets

The library foundation carefully manages bequests, library trust funds, insurance, and major gifts as part of the foundation’s endowment fund.


Years Serving josephine County

The library foundation was created in 1987 to help our libraries meet community needs for generations to come.


books checked out monthly

The library foundation helps the library not only buy more and better books, but also online references, downloadable e-books, and up-to-date computers.