Big Donation for Grants Pass Library


GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Library got a big donation from the city council this week.

Wednesday night Grants Pass City Council approved a donation of $25,000 for the next fiscal year. Library officials say they depend on donations and volunteers to keep the doors open.

The libraries in Josephine County closed in 2007 due to lack of funding but were re-opened thanks to a local non-profit group. One library member made a donation this afternoon and says libraries are important to the community.

“I mean here’s a place where anybody¬† can come in regardless of their means and learn things, improve things and get out of the sun on a day like today,” library donor Ted Cowan says.

Officials say there are more than 22,000 library card holders in Josephine County and they average several hundred new members every month.