Since 1982, we have committed to helping build a vibrant library system that is recognized for the excellence of its services, facilities, and staff. 

In partnership with the Jackson County Library, the Foundation continues to be committed to literacy and information access for everyone seeking learning and enlightenment. Our core values include a commitment to children’s literacy, support of Rogue Valley businesses, promotion of our Public Library as a community hub, and access to the best materials possible. We are honored to be working with the talented Jackson County Library staff, who is completely dedicated to serving our community. We are deeply grateful to our Jackson County supporters for their commitment to library services for everyone.

OUR Strategic Priorities

  • Grow donor base and fundraise in line with Jackson County Library Services planned initiatives.

  • Advocate for literacy in our community.

  • Participate in community activities and events.

  • Recruit new board members.

  • Increase community awareness of the Jackson County Library Foundation and its mission to secure resources to strengthen innovation and literacy in our community.

What We've Achieved

  • Distributed nearly $185,000 in donated funds to the Jackson County Library Services between 2016 and 2018.

  • Brought the Baby's First Book program to all of Jackson County

  • Organized Music at the Mill to raise funds for children's programming and library advocacy. In partnership with the Friends of the Eagle Point, Shady Cove, Butte Falls, Prospect, and White City Libraries

  • Sponsored the Southern Oregon Arts and Lecture Series, bringing nationally renowned authors to Jackson County.

  • Received two large gifts in 1998 that acted as a catalyst to move the library expansion projects forward

  • Took the lead in addressing the pressing need to acquire sites for new public library buildings in nine branch library communities

  • Raised over $2 million in contributions and land donations for the Campaign for Site Acquisition. Local citizens, city governments, business owners, and foundations all contributed

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To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.
— Carlos María Domínguez