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Guide to the Shasta County Library Closing, 1987-1988
1522 - 1523  
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  • 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.

    Administrative Information



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    [Identification of item], Shasta County Library Closing, California State Library.

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


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


    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