The home page for the library system in Douglas County is a sad place indeed, listing no open hours for any of the libraries.
The fact is, most of the libraries are open again, with shorter hours and volunteers doing the work.
The county withdrew funding due to tight budgets, and the libraries closed weeks ago. Quick work got them open again, but a long-term solution is still being sought by members of a task force.
They are encouraged by the success of a vote to create a new library district in neighboring Josephine County. Pat Fahey took part in that effort and is an advisor to the group in Douglas County.
Robert Leo Heilman is with the Friends of the Myrtle Creek Library.