November 19, 2017

Oregon: Douglas County Plans to Close Its Public Libraries Later this Year

From KLCC:

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is preparing to close its 11 branch libraries later this year. The board says it can no longer afford to fund the system.

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County Commissioners say because of declining timber revenue, they have had to pare down services. The most recent casualty is libraries. In the November election a group tried to pass a special funding district to keep the libraries open, but it failed.

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See Also: Facts About Douglas County, OR via US Census and City-Data.com

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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