Guide to the Shasta County Library Closing, 1987-1988

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Guide to the Shasta County Library Closing, 1987-1988



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shasta County Library Closing,
Date (inclusive): 1987-1988
Box Number: 1522 - 1523
Collector: Strong, Gary E.
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Shasta County Library (Shasta County, Calif.)
Libraries--California--Shasta County
Library finance--California

Contents

Newspaper clippings, button, bumper sticker, news releases, San Francisco Library bond information, Sacramento Central Library information, correspondence regarding Butte County Library.

History

On October 15, 1987, Shasta County closed all public service operations of its Main Library in Redding and nine branch outlets due to sudden and severe deficits in the county's general fund. Library supporters formed a committee called Citizens for Libraries and Literacy. The Library was reopened on a limited basis in January 1988 in an attempt to secure voter support of Measure A to levy a $24 parcel tax. Measure A failed and Shasta County again closed its libraries on June 30, 1988. The Redding City Council called a special election in September (Measure L) to levy a tax on utility bills.

Administrative Information


Container List

Box Box 1522

Evaluation of Shasta County Library Collections

 

Joint Agency Library Committee Meeting Minutes

 

News releases

 

Yes on L materials

 

Newspaper clipping, June 1987 -December 1987

Box Box 1523

Newspaper clippings, January 1988 -May 1988