Southern Wasco County Library New Building Fund
Organized by: Southern Wasco County Library
Our small rural library (800sf - one of the smallest in Oregon) is the heartbeat of our community but is in need of an upgrade in order to offer better services to our community.
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Our per capita usage is 3 times the average of other small rural libraries in Oregon. In order to better meet the needs of our patrons and continue to grow and evolve we need a new building. Our existing building has reached its capacity, we have no meeting area, no designated children's area, only 2 computers when often more are needed, our capacity for books and other materials is maxed at this time. The building itself is old, cinder block construction, expensive to heat and cool properly, poor lighting, no ADA restrooms.
Our plans are to build a 2400 sf library with increased technical resources, meeting room space, designated children’s and teen areas and an expanded collection of books, magazines, movies and other materials for the community to use. With this new library we will be able to offer community classes, programs, learning activities for children and adults, cultural events, technology training and online educational opportunities.
Libraries in the 21st century are not just a place to get books but a vibrant community resource and we want to take the next step forward and continue to help our rural community neighbors by offering options they would otherwise have to drive 90 miles or more to get.