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

  • Support Baby's First Book, a project through which all new babies and parents receive a book and packet of information designed to inspire families to read together
  • Continue funding Outreach to Child Care and the Homebound
  • Provide BookPage to all 15 library branches
  • Manage existing funds responsibly to help support our libraries
  • Enhance the library’s ability to acquire electronic titles
  • Consult with the Library District and the Library Director to determine which goals in the Library Strategic Plan need additional support

What We've Achieved

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

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