Canyonville Community Library will likely reopen next month. The exact date hasn’t been firmed up yet, but will probably either be Aug. 14 or 21.
Organizer Linda Spencer said about 30 volunteers have signed up to help. Fundraising has been slow, but she expects it to increase in the near future.
Spencer said the library will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The Yoncalla Library also plans to reopen in August. The opening is planned for 10 a.m. Aug. 2, and it will be open the same hours as it was before it closed in April. Those hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
To celebrate the reopening, activities will be held in the library meeting room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12, as part of the Yoncalla Summer Festival street fair.
Information will be offered about the solar eclipse, and there will be bookmarks for kids to color.
The Yoncalla Library is holding a contest to design a new logo. Materials will be available in the meeting room for kids, teens and adults to design and submit their ideas.
Refreshments will also be available.
Among the booths at the street fair, the library will provide a couple of tents as quiet places. The tents, provided with the assistance of Early Works, will offer bean bags, chairs and books.
Both libraries closed down this spring, along with all 11 branches of the former Douglas County Library System, after Douglas County government ran out of funding for them.
Reedsport, Riddle, Myrtle Creek, Sutherlin and Oakland libraries have since reopened, and most others are working toward reopening, most with all-volunteer staffs.