Libraries to Expand Hours

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The Jackson County Library District is expanding hours at all 15 branches. It will open an additional 58 hours starting at the first of the year. Since the libraries reopened in 2007, the hours have been very limited . Along with the additional time, they have tried to also adjust current hours … Continue reading »

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 Funding Proposal for Libraries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County commissioners say a new proposal to keep funding libraries appears to be headed to the voters in May. A county-wide vote will be needed to decide whether or not to establish a library district to keep the libraries funded. The proposal is in the early stages but Jackson County Commissioners … Continue reading »