Making a Difference in Our Community

In just the first week of Food for Fines / Fine Forgiveness, we’re already hearing many heartwarming stories from community members who are overjoyed to be welcomed back to their library. Here are two from the Medford Library Circulation Staff: “A woman brought in three books from 2005. She heard about the program, gave her… Read More.

A Tribute to Judy Lozano

Baby’s First Book is possible thanks to the generosity of our individual and corporate sponsors. Together, we believe in the power of literacy to change and enrich lives. Judy Hanshue Lozano channeled her belief into helping start the JCLF’s Baby’s First Book Program. The following tribute was written by her daughters, Sarah and Mandy: “Judy… Read More.

Food for Fines and Fine Forgiveness this June 2017

Have an overdue book, CD, or DVD from the library? Now’s your chance to clear your fines. The Jackson County Library Foundation is partnering with the Jackson County Library Services on this program. Through this program, the Library will forgive fines and fees on all overdue items that are returned during the month of June,… Read More.

Meet and Greet on Tuesday, May 2

Please join us for a Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director! Come chat about your library foundation, share your thoughts with us, and hear our plans as we move forward to help fundraise and advocate for our Jackson County Library System. Tuesday, May 2 Medford Library, Adams Room 4-6 pm Light refreshments will be… Read More.

Join Us for Medford Comic Con

Jackson County Library Services and Rogue Community College have teamed up to host the 3rd Annual Medford Comic Con – the largest free Con on the West Coast! Where: Medford Branch Library and Rogue Community College Campus When: 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 The JCLF will help moderate the Superheroes… Read More.

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.

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.

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.