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Clackamas County is working to improve library services—and is moving forward with planning for two new libraries: one in Oak Lodge and one within the City of Gladstone. The county will run both libraries in a system modeled after the City of Sandy’s two-branch system.
The public (you!) will help determine what the libraries will be like, including: location, design, and services.
Gladstone is one step closer to getting a new library! This May, Gladstone residents approved a plan for a new library through Ballot Measure 3-530. The measure permits the City to lease the Gladstone City Hall property to Clackamas County as the site for a new library of approximately 6,000 square feet. The City Hall will relocate to 18505 Portland Avenue. The County will construct the library using accumulated Library District reserves and a future revenue bond. Check back soon for opportunities to tell us what type of spaces, materials, and services you’d like to see at a new library. Learn more.
The Oak Lodge Library Open House and companion online “virtual” open house reached over 800 residents—with about 150 people attending the in-person meeting and nearly 700 visiting the online open house. During these outreach efforts, Oak Lodge residents weighed in on their vision for a library, and what kind of services and amenities are important to them. A summary of what people said is now available. Some of the key themes were:
The outreach process is ongoing. Here’s what’s happening:
Links to more information about the new Oak Lodge and Gladstone libraries: