Reedsport community comes together to support local library slated to close April 1

REEDSPORT, Ore. -- 10 Douglas County Library branches are slated to close on April 1, and some residents are fighting to keep theirs open.

In November, voters turned down a measure to tax residents and businesses to keep Douglas County libraries open.

Last month, some Reedsport residents voiced support for putting another tax measure on the May ballot, but the proposal failed.

Now community members are coming together to support their local library, including a nine-year-old boy selling wallets he makes out of duct tape.

"It's always raining here and there's nothing for kids to do and there's nothing for me to do,” Henry Richard of Reedsport said, “so I think the library is cool. I'm making wallets to help save it and I think it's really sad that they're closing it down."

Henry has sold five wallets as of this writing.

A Facebook page has been created to spread the word and help the Reedsport Library stay open.

"Anyone in the community is welcome to support the Reedsport Library any way they can think of,” said library volunteer director Tatiana Resetnikov. Find us on Facebook, let us know what you're doing and we can support you and share that information."

Visit the Save Our Reedsport Library Facebook page for more information.

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