GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine Community Libraries is being awarded the Governor’s Award for Best Non-Profit Volunteer Program in the state.
Josephine community libraries has more than 360 volunteers who help with everything from shelving books, to hosting story time, and even fundraising.
The library is also in the process of petitioning for a library taxing district. If enough signatures are gathered, a ballot measure will go on the November 2014 ballot.
“The library district will be a different model,” said Kate Lasky, Josephine Community Libraries executive director. “It will provide stable funding and enough funding for us to open more hours. We don’t have enough hours right now to serve the amount of people coming in the door.”
The library needs to gather 7,500 signatures by the end of April. It still has 1,500 to go.