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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.
Clackamas County is seeking Gladstone residents to participate on the Gladstone Library Task Force. The Task Force will provide input to help guide the design and construction process. Apply now.
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: