Title: Shasta County Library Closing,
Date (inclusive): 1987-1988
Box Number: 1522 - 1523
Strong, Gary E.
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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.