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Welcome to JCLS, serving Jackson County residents with library service since 1919. Use this virtual branch 24/7 for checkout, research, database access, and much more.

Traveling Lantern Theater Live Performance

Come and enjoy a live theater performance in select library branches June 24—26. "My Mother the Astronaut" takes the audience to the moon and beyond during "bring your child to work day" at NASA!

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program

Sign up for Summer Reading!

Sign-up for our summer reading program at your library beginning Saturday, June 8. Read books, track your progress, and win prizes now through Saturday, August 10, 2019. 

Summer Skills Camp

Summer Skills Camp with Brainfuse HelpNow

Sharpen your math, science, and writing skills and avoid the "summer slide" using the Library's Brainfuse HelpNow service for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Brain Books Discussion Group

Brain Books Discussion Group

Join the Brain Books Discussion Group to discuss thought-provoking titles at the Ashland Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Pond Life

Explore Pond Life

Learn about reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, birds, mammals, plants, and macroinvertebrates at the Prospect Library with Bugs-R-Us.

Spark Space White City

White City Spark Space is Now Open!

The Spark Space STEM Center offers kids and teens access to digital stations featuring music, video, digital arts, writing, coding, robotics tools, and more. Check out our newest space in White City.

Watercolor the Stars

Watercolor the Stars

Youth ages 12-18 can learn watercolor skills and take home an original, space-inspired work of art during our Watercolor the Stars programs this summer. Adventure deep into space, wonder about distant life, and sense the enormity of the universe! See the program schedule.

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens Returns for Summer!

The tenth year of AudioFile’s SYNC: Audiobooks for Teens summer listening program is here! This exciting FREE program is focused on young adults, but anyone can participate. Visit to get this week’s titles and to sign up for updates.

Space Origami

Space Origami

Fold an origami star, jet, spaceship, or asteroid during these drop-in programs for all skill levels. For ages 8+ YRS.

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