Library Board Sets Tax Rate

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Jackson County Library District Board has decided on a tax rate, but it could be a while before patrons begin to see changes. Thursday morning, the board decided to set a tax rate at 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. That was the maximum allowed under the measure … Continue reading »

New Library Board Set to Begin Work

MEDFORD, Ore. —   The board members of the new Jackson County Library District hope to have a tax rate in place within a few months. In May, voters approved the creation of a library tax district, which will be run by a five-person board. The board was officially approved by Jackson County Commissioners Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

Library Supporters Making Final Push

MEDFORD, Ore. – Supporters of a ballot measure to help fund Jackson County Libraries were out making a last-minute push for votes Tuesday night. Measure 15-122 would create a permanent library taxing district and create a five-person board to oversee library funding. The board could impose a tax of up to 60 cents per $1,000 … Continue reading »

County Libraries Serve Thousands

TALENT, Ore. — Jackson County’s Talent Library sees hundreds of visitors at that branch each day. “We offer a lot of activities for patrons and of course we are accessible to anyone in the county,” said Laurel Prchel with the Talent location. Right now it is accessible to anyone in the county, but several Jackson … Continue reading »