Community Partnerships

JDL is proud to work with numerous agencies in Jackson County that are working collectively to address critical needs in our community. They include the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County, Community Action Agency, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Intermediate School District, Jackson Storyfest, Marriage Matters Jackson, United Way of Jackson County, educational institutions and municipalities.

Community Conversations

In June of 2015 the Jackson District Library began inviting some of our community partners to speak on Friday mornings about the work they do in Jackson County. Those talks have been recorded and we present them here. The video player below is a YouTube playlist. By clicking PLAYLIST in the upper left-hand corner of the frame, you can select which of the recordings you would like to listen to.

Read more about just a few of the major initiatives we participate in:

  • Great Start Collaborative Jackson County Dolly Parton Imagination Library Early literacy skills are essential to a child’s success in school and throughout life. Recognizing the need to strengthen and support early literacy efforts in the community to ensure all young children get the best start possible, the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in April of 2008 with the generous support of CMS Energy.As a result of CMS Energy’s investment and the financial support of other local donors, every child under age five who resides in Jackson County is eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday.

    Please click here to register for this wonderful program or stop by one of our branches to pick up a registration form.

  • Jackson County Cradle to Career Network (C2C)In Jackson County, we know that the key to a successful career starts with a great education but quality learning takes more than what goes on inside of a school building, it takes all of us getting involved to help our students grow, learn, and succeed.That’s why Jackson County schools, businesses, organizations, and service agencies have come together as C2C. In working collectively on common goals and milestones, we can build the connection between education and employment for all students, and support a strong educational community.
  • Jackson 2020Jackson 2020 is collaboratively transforming Jackson County into one of the nation’s most desirable places to live, work and play for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.