Announcing Our New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Amy Drake as our new Executive Director. Amy Drake has nearly nine years of experience in supporting cultural institutions, including grant writing, developing collaborative relationships, expanding audience reach, and executing public events. Drake believes, “Libraries are vital to creating healthy and vibrant communities of all sizes –… Read More.

Honoring Judy Lozano

The Lozano Family, guided by daughters Mandy and Sarah, have chosen to honor Judy with a memorial fund that supports and combines one of Judy’s passions, reading, with another passion, encouraging parents to read to children. Please read on and consider a donation in honor of Judy to Baby’s First Book.  From Judy’s daughter, Sarah,… Read More.

JCLF Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

As you are aware, the Jackson County voters approved a levy in May 2014 to create a new library district.  Thank you for voting and thank you for supporting the new special library district in so many ways!  Because of the newly formed Jackson County Library District, some changes to the wording and workings of… Read More.

Lou Hannum, former Mayor of Medford and JCLF donor, passes away

Our dear friend and generous donor, Lou Hannum, passed away. He was 100 years old and we had the pleasure of celebrating that 100th year on May 31, 2015. He and his lovely family created a memorial fund in honor of his wife of 71 years, Carolyn. They decided to fund a program that would… Read More.

Sandra Marks Leaves Legacy Gift to Central Point Library

Sandra Marks leaves a legacy for the Central Point Library  December 2, 2015 Medford, OR – The Jackson County Library Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a significant bequest of over $200,000 from Mrs. Sandra Marks, which is specified for the benefit of the Central Point Library.  Monies raised by or donated to… Read More.

Join us for a Tour of the Library

Would you like to join us for a light lunch, learn about the Foundation (or get an update), hear from members of the Library District Board and take a “behind the scenes” tour of the Medford Library? Tours are held two times each month. Call Shelley Austin at 541.774.6572 to find the date that suits… Read More.

Libraries – enduring centers of the community

Libraries — enduring centers of the community Pew study shows that even in digital age, they remain beloved havens for books and for ideas By By David L. Ulin Los Angeles Times January 27, 2013 2:00 AM LOS ANGELES — Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released this… Read More.