WJAC-TV: Osceola Mills Public Library Forced to Close
Since 2008, state aid for the library has decreased 33 percent. In 2008, it received $173,265. In 2012, the library received $115,876 in state aid.
Dan Muckey, the branch manager at the library, is sad to see the library go.
With the lack of funding, Muckey said the library has been unable to purchase new items. He said it has had a hard time purchasing new books and DVDs for its patrons.
Muckey said it has also seen fewer people coming in to use the library’s resources.
On June 30, the library will close.
Muckey is hoping it will not be the end. The library said a group of volunteers is going to try to keep things up and running.
Without funding, Muckey understands that this will be tough.
Local residents like Lillian Eason are also sad to see the library close.
Eason, a high school teacher, believes it is important to have libraries to instill education values in children, especially during the summer.
In order to keep a circulation of books the Clearfield bookmobile will be coming to Osceola Mills twice a month.
The bookmobile is expected to be in town: July 12, Aug.16, Sept.13, Oct.11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6 from 2:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.