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Reedsport library forges ahead thanks to volunteer effort

Photo of the Reedsport Library on January 11, 2017. (File/SBG photo)

REEDSPORT, Ore. – Efforts continue in the quest to keep the library in Reedsport open.

Most of the libraries in Douglas County were closed last month because of a budget shortage.

One exception is Reedsport, where the city is taking over operations with a large-scale volunteer effort.

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The library recently got permission from the county to lend books out.

In the past, patrons were not permitted to take books from the premises.

"We are operating on $2,000 a month with the long-term goal of either Douglas County or the City of Reedsport going for a tax measure or the City of Reedsport going for a special district measure, so we are asking the community to be ready to sign those petitions when that decision is made," says Reedsport library volunteer Tatiana Resetnikov.

The library will be able to lend books to children with library cards beginning Friday, June 9, and to adults on June 20.

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