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Josephine County Libraries Boast New Hours

The change will begin with rural branches, but will eventually include Grants Pass.

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 4:37 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A statement from the Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) today announced new, expanded hours for their rural branches. The change will go into effect starting today.

- Illinois Valley will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Williams will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wolf Creek will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Starting March 20, the Grants Pass branch will be open 40 hours per week, which has not been the case since the 1990s. They will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new hours originated with a survey of the community in August, 2017, and included consultation with an advisory committee consisting of members of the community.

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