The Illinois Valley Branch Library, 209 W. Palmer in Cave Junction, will reopen its doors to the public next week.

The Illinois Valley Branch Library, 209 W. Palmer in Cave Junction, will reopen its doors to the public next week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, where the new branch manager Noretta Jacobson will also be introduced. A reception with refreshments will follow, and children will be invited to create their own bookmark and choose from a variety of free books. The library will be open until 4 p.m.

The library's regular hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

All libraries in Josephine County closed on May 17, 2007. In September 2007, community members formed Josephine Community Libraries, Inc., a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to reopening and operating the libraries in Josephine County. The main branch of the library opened in December 2008.

Details: 541-476-0571.

— Teresa Thomas