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