Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Coming soon to the Douglas County Library System: Lights out for the last time

Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means ‘All Services Will Cease’.  (The New York Times, 5/13/2017)
For generations in America, small cities like this declared their optimism and civic purpose with grand libraries that rose above the clutter of daily life and commerce. But last fall, Douglas County residents voted down a ballot measure that would have added about $6 a month to the tax bill on a median-priced home and saved the libraries from a funding crisis. So this spring, it has been lights out, one by one, for the system’s 11 branches. The Roseburg central library here is the last to go.

Canyonville was one of the 10 branches that closed on April 1 of this year.

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