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Please join us in welcoming our newest board member, Anna Alarcon. 
Anna is passionate about educating youth and volunteering in her community. She is a Central Point School District Volunteer, Junior Achievement Volunteer Educator, Financial Beginnings Oregon Volunteer Educator, and an American Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer. Other organizations Anna has been involved with include Gateway Christian Church; Girl Scouts of America; Veteran Affairs RESPA Program; Talent Elementary School District; Phoenix-Talent Little League Coach, Board Member, and Officer; and the Bee Girl Organization.
Anna relocated from Central California to Southern Oregon in 2015. She enjoys gardening and spending her free time with her husband, Isaiah, and three beautiful daughters, Annaleigh, Abigail, and Amelia. As a family they love to travel and explore all outdoor activities Southern Oregon has to offer, especially camping and hiking. She is the Executive Assistant and Insurance Specialist at Lighthouse Financial Planners and Advisors in Medford. She has worked in the Financial Industry since 2016 and has experience in Real Estate and Marketing.
Welcome, Anna!

A Message to our Donors,

First and foremost I would like to thank the Jackson County Library Foundation Board for the opportunity to serve our community in such an enriching and impactful way.
Lately, I have been asking myself what does the library mean to me? I must admit it has been difficult to pinpoint because, to me, it means so many things. It offers a certain kind of sanctuary. It offers so many different kinds of resources for the community of all backgrounds and ages to be able to enjoy and provides an environment where we can all come and harness the great power of knowledge.
I am passionate about educating my community, and at the same time consider myself a lifelong learner. My daughters and I share the love of reading as a family.
I look forward to sharing my passion for education and literacy through community development with fellow, like-minded volunteers.


“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” -Carl Sagan

An Appeal to Library Supporters

(The following is an excerpt from a letter by President-Elect Michal Slate)

"At the end of the day, I cannot put it any better than one of our very own librarians: “I always knew libraries were an essential service, but now I really understand how they are essential.” The role of libraries has not changed. Resilient communities need equitable access to reliable information, opportunities for enrichment, and networks of support. Filling that role has just become more challenging. But that challenge will continue to be met by the dedicated staff of Jackson County Library Services.

Our task, yours and mine, is to support them. In order to pivot and respond with creativity and urgency, libraries need funding that is flexible and immediate. The Jackson County Library Foundation is dedicated to providing that funding. We work hand-in-hand with Jackson County libraries to empower creative approaches to services that help us build resilient communities that meet challenges with confidence and compassion.

You make that possible.

Give to JCLF right now because you know that libraries represent the best of what we want for each other - equitable access to the resources we need to learn, connect, and grow. Give because libraries elevate the whole community. Give because this moment of transformation can be an opportunity for you to change the world for the better.

I am so proud of our libraries. They are an authentic expression of what makes living in Southern Oregon so rewarding. With all that 2020 has thrown at us as a community, we continue to reach out and lift each other up. Literacy is critical to our personal growth; libraries are critical to our community bond. I signed on to the Jackson County Library Foundation because, whatever the future has in store, I believe libraries must be part of it. Please join me.

Give today to invest in tomorrow.

Most Sincerely,

Michal Slate
President-Elect, Jackson County Library Foundation"


Coming Soon... Rogue Reads!

Sponsored by the Jackson County Library Foundation

What if every resident of Jackson County read and discussed the same books? 
This December through February, JCLS is thrilled to kick off Rogue Reads, featuring discussions and programs on novels by a bestselling, award-winning author, culminating in a virtual author talk.

Stay tuned for details!
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