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Gaston library seeks volunteers to help with hours, programs


Join staffers among the book stacks Aug. 7 and think about signing up

The Gaston Community Library is looking for volunteers.

“We’d love to be open more hours and have more programming,” said Diana Watkins, Gaston library board of directors president.

Sitting on the Washington and Yamhill counties line, the Gaston library is not part of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Currently, 10 volunteers, grants, donations and lower-than-average rent rates the city of Gaston offers keeps the library afloat.

The library is open 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the summertime.

About 15,000 to 20,000 books stock the library shelves, which serves about 500 to 600 cardholders, Watkins said. The library also offers free internet and Wi-Fi.

The library is always accepting book donations to add to its collection or to sell at their annual fundraiser sale.

On Aug. 7 the library will host a summer social with cupcakes from 2 to 5 p.m.

Stop by 116 Front St. to check it out.