Reimagining Libraries: How Oregon Community Fund partners with state’s libraries to meet changing needs

Here’s how the reinvention took shape for the Cornelius Public Library: For years, the town’s library was crammed in a 3,000-square-foot space tucked into City Hall. It needed more room to breathe. But the rural community in metro Washington County also needed more affordable housing. Today in Cornelius, library Director Karen Hill reports, the town’s library takes up the first floor of what’s called Cornelius Place — and the second and third floors feature affordable housing. Grants from Oregon Community Foundation helped with the project. Read the full East Oregonian article here