Oakville May Get First Combined School/Public Library in State

OAKVILLE, Wash. – Timberland Regional Library is talking consolidation, with a public school.  Director Michael Crowse explained to the County Commissioners yesterday “We’re looking at the opportunity of taking an abandoned elementary school [and] completely retrofit that into a school slash public library.” Crowse said the cafeteria would also be rebuilt to accommodate a community center, and emergency shelter that could house about 250 people.
“Everyone is excited, and everyone is on board.” Oakville Library Manager Debra Baker-Rusenelo says hers will be the first Public, and School, library in Washington State.
Crowse said he’s already talked with Cosmopolis about doing something similar with their elementary school.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.