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Josephine Community Libraries looks like it's living on for generations

The library has been canvassing for some time now, in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Monday, May 15th, 2017 (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

GRANTS PASS, Ore.-- Josephine County's Measure 17-79 is passing with a 52 to 48 percent vote. This measure would form a library district throughout the county.

Executive Director Kate Lasky said it looks like hard work pays off. Some of the volunteers at the library have been canvassing the region, making more than 15,000 calls and knocking on about 6,300 doors.

On Tuesday, they held a watch party at Wild River Pizza Pub in Grants Pass, and on Monday, they dressed up as characters from their favorite books trying to encourage voter turnout.

If these unofficial numbers become official, the library will be seeing a lot of changes.

"We'll be able to open our libraries for more hours, we'll have better materials and we'll be able to better serve the community of Josephine County," Lasky said.

Currently, the library operates just 24 hours a week, and has 175 volunteers who help make that happen.

Lasky said she is so thankful for everyone who worked so hard on the campaign.

Related stories: http://ktvl.com/news/local/josephine-co-library-volunteers-pushing-for-measure-17-79

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