Library Tax District Rate Set

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County homeowners won’t have to spend quite as much for the voter-approved library tax district. The board held a meeting on Thursday morning to reconsider the tax rate, which will now be 52 cents per 1,000 dollars of assessed value. The vote was unanimous by the board. The rate is 8 … 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 »

Cities Vote on Placing Measure on Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kim Cornette and her two young boys visited the Central Point library on Monday, a place that has become a regular stop every week. “For years we’ve enjoyed using the library, but recently since school has begun, we’ve enjoyed coming to find books that my boys can use for the projects and … Continue reading »

Ideas to Save Libraries Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. — This morning more than fifty people turned out for a public hearing with the Jackson county commissioners and each speaker shared ideas on how to fund the county’s fifteen libraries. Input was taken for more than an hour and although not everyone had the same ideas for how to fund the library, … Continue reading »

Rare Book Collection Donated to OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University has received a hefty donation, a large collection of rare books. The collection of rare books contains more than 350 titles.  Many volumes are the only recorded copy in Oregon or the Pacific Northwest. OSU alumnus Albert Parr and his wife Ruth donated the collection.  They had collected many … Continue reading »