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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.
In January 2018, we held public meetings with residents of Gladstone and Oak Lodge to talk about the library plan and get your input. We also held an online open house through February to get additional input on the Oak Lodge Library process. We thank everyone who participated! If you didn’t get a chance to attend these meetings, visit the meetings page to see PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and display boards.
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: