It’s been a long and emotional six months for library supporters, but on Oct 31, the Eagle Point Library doors will reopen. "I wish we had more hours but the important thing is that we have access to the library now," says Donna McCall, long time library volunteer and member of the Eagle Point Friends of the Library.
The Eagle Point Friends of the Library will sponsor two ceremonies on Oct. 31 to kick off the reopening of the library. The first ceremony will be at 10 a.m., when the doors officially open and is symbolic in nature. On April 7, the day the doors of the library were closed, a symbolic lock was placed on the doors. At 10:00 a.m. Oct. 31, the doors will open with a symbolic key. At 2 p .m. a "re-opening" ceremony will take place inside the library.
Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI), have announced several
staff and support positions for the Eagle Point Library. The new
branch manager will be Charlene Prinsen and two familiar faces,
Virginia Brown and Pat Luthy, have been appointed to Library Assistant
positions. Head of Branches Supervisor for the Jackson County Library
System will be Anne Guevara and Suzann Harrison has been named
Volunteer Coordinator for the system. Harrison will be reaching out to
previously active volunteers in the coming weeks.
For now, the Eagle Point Library will be open during the following hours:
Wednesdays – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursdays – 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Fridays- 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturdays – 10:00am to 4:00pm
the Eagle Point Friends of the Library to celebrate this special
event. The staff will have the books on the shelves and ready to be
checked out. "It is so important for everyone to read, even with the
Internet, which is just not the same as reading a book," says McCall
who reads a lot herself and considers her volunteer work a career since
her children left home.
By Susan Huntley
For the Independent