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Jackson County Libraries Welcome Spring With "Read Outside" Programs

Medford, Oregon (February 27, 2023)  Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) welcomes spring with systemwide programs to encourage residents to “Read Outside.”  


Take and Make: Read Outside Kit, 5+ YRS 

Pick up a kit with supplies for a variety of outdoor fun, including seed bombs, nature journaling, poetry, reading lists, and maps to local walking trails. Kits are available while supplies last beginning on the following dates: 


Applegate Library: April 14 

Butte Falls Library: March 2 

Central Point Library: April 8 

Eagle Point Library: April 10 

Gold Hill Library: April 3   

Jacksonville Library: April 10 

Medford Library: March 1 

Prospect Library: March 3 

Rogue River Library: April 3 

Ruch Library: March 7  

Talent Library: March 24 

White City Library: April 19  


Make Your Own Seed Bomb, 6+ YRS 

Seed bombs are little clusters of seeds and soil used to help reseed native plants to wild areas. Learn more about native plants in the Rogue Valley, and create your own seed bomb to use in your garden or out in the wild during these in-person programs. 


Applegate Library: Friday, April 14 • 12:00-1:00 PM 

Butte Falls Library: Thursday, March 2 • 3:00-4:00 PM  

Central Point Library: Saturday, April 8 • 2:00-3:00 PM 

Prospect Library: Friday, March 3 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Shady Cove Library: Friday, May 19 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Talent Library: Friday, March 24 • 1:30-2:30 PM 

White City Library: Wednesday, April 19 • 2:00-3:00 PM 


Read Outside Art Kit & Contest, 13+ YRS 

Attention teen artists! Show us your skills with this "Read Outside" themed art kit. In this kit, you'll receive some art supplies to create your own work of art around the theme of "Read Outside.” Keep the art for yourself, or bring it back to the library for a chance to win a gift card!  Kits are available while supplies last beginning on the following dates: 


Ashland Library (in-person program): March 1 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Butte Falls Library: May 11  

Central Point Library: April 1 

Eagle Point Library: April 17 

Gold Hill Library: March 1 

Jacksonville Library: March 20 

Medford Library: March 1 

Phoenix Library: April 1 

Prospect Library: April 7 

Rogue River Library: March 2 

Shady Cove Library: March 10  

Talent Library: March 7 

White City Library: May 10 


Backyard Birding with the Rogue Valley Audubon Society, 18+ YRS 

Join JCLS and the Rogue Valley Audubon Society to learn about birding in your own backyard. Novice and experienced birders alike are invited to learn about simple identification practices and create a bird feeder to attract birds. The feeder will be a pinecone feeder made with bird seed and peanut butter or vegetable shortening. 


Applegate Library: Thursday, May 11 • 4:00-5:00 PM 

Ashland Library: Sunday, May 21 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Butte Falls Library: Thursday, May 18 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Central Point Library: Saturday, May 13 • 2:00-3:00 PM 

Eagle Point Library: Saturday, May 20 • 3:00-4:00 PM 

Gold Hill Library: Saturday, March 11 • 1:00-2:00 PM 

Medford Library: Saturday, April 22 • 2:00-3:00 PM 

Prospect Library: Saturday, May 6 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Rogue River Library: Saturday, April 29 • 1:00-2:00 PM 

Ruch Library: Saturday, April 15 • 1:00-2:00 PM 

Shady Cove Library: Friday, April 14 • 3:00-4:00 PM  

White City Library: Saturday, May 20 • 1:00-2:00 PM 


All programs are free, including both in-person programs and Take & Make kits. Event times, dates, and locations are subject to change; please consult the JCLS event calendar at jcls.libcal.com to confirm events. 




About Jackson County Library Services: 

The JCLS mission is to connect everyone to information, ideas, and each other. With 15 branches throughout the County, JCLS offers in-person and virtual programs, Take & Make kits, At Home Services for patrons who cannot come to the library, Outreach to Child Care, free internet access, 24-hour online resources, and a staff of experts. Patrons can browse the online catalog and curated staff booklists, subscribe to the Library Connect blog, and utilize readers advisory resources via an online form called JCLS Discovery. Learn more at jcls.org. 


Media Contact: Ryan Bradley, JCLS Marketing Manager rbradley@jcls.org | 541-734-3916 

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