Fossil Library fossilized

Anonymous Patron writes "Library officials at Fossil, Oregon (pop. 420) have been informed by the City Council that there are no operating funds available for the library for the remainder of this fiscal year, due to a city financial crisis. The council voted to cut the entire library budget of $9,916.Friends of the Fossil Library, the Fossil Library Board and community members were made aware of the situation at a special council meeting last week and are considering all options, including the possibility of volunteering time and effort to keep the library open at minimal hours each week until next July. Outside assistance is needed to pay for lights, internet connections, insurance and other bare-bones operating costs if the library if we are to succeed. The library is the only public library in Wheeler County.The Oregon library community is kindly asked for help and support to get the word out about an important fundraiser for the Fossil Public Library --- the Fossil Murder Mystery Weekend, set for Oct. 3 & 4th.The "murder" takes place in the public fossil digging beds in the early 1900s and then the body disappears. Crime solvers are encouraged to come to town to help solve the mystery and there will be costumed characters and clues throughout Fossil's downtown. Many fun activities are planned for the event.For a flyer, contact librarian Lynn Craig:PO Box 427Fossil OR 97830v. 431-763-2355f. 541-763-2039fossilinn@centurytel.net"

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Fossil digs out

Here's an update on the Fossil Library situation, describing the volunteer effort underway to reopen and staff the only library in Wheeler County, OR. Fossil digs out, as reported by The Oregonian.

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