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Jackson County Library Services

A Message From the Director

None of us could have imagined the devastation that ripped through our communities recently as wildfires destroyed homes, businesses, and land. Our hearts go out to each of you who have lost your home or been displaced because of the Almeda and South Obenchain fires. 

Several of you have reached out to the library and asked what you should do about library materials lost in the fires. We are touched that in such times you still think of the library and the materials you have borrowed. Please be assured that no one will be charged for any items lost in a fire. Contact us and let us know which items you have lost, and those items will be removed from your account. 

The staff at Jackson County Library Services welcomes the opportunity to help meet the unique needs of those affected by the fires and support our communities. Our computers and printers are available for use, and staff are ready to assist on your road to recovery. See our Wildfire Response and Recovery Guide and the schedule of open libraries and their hours.

Kari May, Library Director

Community Resource Guides

Your Library is here for you! Check out and share these printable (PDF) resource guides:
JCLS Book & Toy Drive

Donate Books and Toys for Families Affected by Fires

Now through September 27, JCLS will host a book and toy drive for families affected by the Almeda and Obenchain Fires. Donations of new or gently used books, toys, and games for youth ages 0-18 can be dropped off at the Medford Library in the lobby near the circulation desk during open library hours. Learn more.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate the culture, contributions, and history of Hispanic and Latinx Americans September 15 to October 15. Enjoy art displays, pick up a Take & Make Kit, check out our growing Spanish language collection, and watch a virtual gala performance. Learn more.

It's Library Card Sign-up Month

Sign up at any branch for a full-service library card or apply online for an e-card. Please help us spread the word to your friends and family without Library cards. Learn more.

Read Along With Us

The Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program returns with Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga Book of the Little Axe. Join JCLS and book lovers nationwide in reading the same ebook and discussing it online using the hashtag #LTBookPick. Ebook copies will be available through September 28 without any waitlists or holds. You will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook. 

Careers at the Library

Join our team! The Jackson County Library District is recruiting. See open positions and learn how to apply here.
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