RUCH, Ore. — Ruch residents are raising funds to keep their library open, even if the library tax measure does not pass.
Saturday, supporters of “Friends of the Ruch Library” held a plant sell. Organizers say they hope to raise $500 by selling locally-grown produce and flowers. The money raised from the sale will go directly back to the library.
“I’m thinking that if people just do just a little bit… everybody would do just a little bit, maybe even if the ballot didn’t pass…something could at least stay open or form in some function,” said Lori McTaggart, the Organizer of the Ruch Library Plant Sale.
The Ruch library branch was shut down once before a few years ago. Ruch residents say the library shutting down again will be a loss for the community, but they are hoping fundraisers like the plant sale will be able to raise enough funds to help it stay open at least a couple days a week if the ballot measure does not pass.