A major holiday donation from Blackstone Audiobooks of Ashland is being welcomed by the Jackson County Library System and the Friends' of the Library groups.




A donation of more than 1,800 Blackstone audiocassette editions of literary works was made to the Jackson County Library Foundation to distribute where they will be best used by all the communities and citizens of Jackson County.




The Foundation decided that some of the audiocassettes be available to Outreach to the Homebound, a library program that assists people who are visually impaired and need audio versions of books to continue their reading.




The Foundation also decided that some of the audiocassettes be added to the permanent Library catalogue and be available for all library patrons to take out and listen to.




Many of the audiocassettes will be turned over to the Friends of the Library groups who will sell the audiocassettes in the Friends' Bookstores to raise money for local library programs.




The Friends of the Medford Library, the Friends of the Ashland Library, the Friends of the Eagle Point Library, the Friends of the Rogue River Library, the Friends of the Talent Library, the Friends of the Central Point Library, the Friends of the Ruch Library, and the Friends of the Jacksonville Library will all have copies of donated Blackstone audiocassettes on their Friends' Bookshelves in the next two weeks.