The Castle Rock, WA, city library is running out of money. The annual tax levy, which has funded the library nearly every year since 2001, failed in 2019. The library has been operating , using reserves and donations, during 2020. Though closed during the Covid-19 crisis, the building still needs to be maintained and the librarian's sick time paid. The money is running out. If the levy passes in November, the library will still need money to keep operating until May 2021, when tax money it distributed.
The tiny town of Castle Rock is in the process of re-vitalizing itself. A working library is necessary to attract families and businesses to the town. The library is a social center and provides Internet access to people, who don't have access at home. It has a local history center and collection of issues of the Cowlitz County Advocate, the former weekly newspaper. Please help keep this library alive!