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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.
JCLS Fall Event Guide 2019

Pick up the Fall Events Guide at Your Library

There is always something happening at the Library: author talks, lectures, musical performances, crafting programs, movies, and more. Check out our events guide, featuring all programs happening at our 15 branch libraries. You can also view the online events calendar or subscribe to our newsletters to keep up with the latest happenings at your library.

JCLS blue book logo

JCLS Has A New Look!

Jackson County Library Services turns 100 years old this year. As part of that conversation between our past and future, we're thrilled to show off our new logo, colors, and some brand new library cards! Learn more about the new design on our press page or find out how you can get yourself one of our brand new cards.

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Your free JCLS library card entitles you to borrow from a wide range of material in the JCLS collection — books, music, CDs, magazines, DVDs, maps, and more. Sign up for your library card today!

Pirate Week

Celebrate Pirate Week

Talk like a pirate, follow a treasure map, dig for buried treasure, share pirate stories, make a pirate hat, and try a word search. Costumes are encouraged!

Denny Caraher Family Concert

Denny Caraher Family Concert

Enjoy a free concert with singer/songwriter/poet Denny Caraher, whose music CDs have received Parent's Choice Gold and Silver awards.

Teen Workshop: Creating Comics with James Art Ville

Creating Comics with James Art Ville

Love to make comics? Want to learn how to make digital art? James Art Ville, a graphic designer and digital illustrator, will demonstrate how to use the software Autodesk Sketchbook to do framing, inking, coloring, lettering, and more.

2nd Annual Applegate-Ruch How-to Fest

2nd Annual Applegate-Ruch How-to Fest

There is something for everyone at the Applegate-Ruch How-to Fest, and it is all free! Learn chair yoga, decorative art making, wildflower arranging, sourdough bread making, coffee roasting and brewing, and pepper roasting and salsa making. Learn to play the ukulele, to make and cook with liqueurs, Pranayama yoga breathing, or how to buy or sell a house. Join us!

Brainfuse HelpNow

Get Expert Help with Brainfuse HelpNow

Use your library card to access Brainfuse for free online academic support, live tutoring, a writing lab, study tools, and more.

La Comedia of Errors

Get Your Tickets to La Comedia of Errors

Join us for food and a free performance of OSF's community-hosted production of La Comedia of Errors, a Spanish-English Bilingual adaptation by Lydia G. Garcia and Bill Rauch. Tickets are available for free with your library card on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more.

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