College Place library card reimbursement remains active

City residents may apply for a $25 rebate on the cost of a card in Walla Walla or Milton-Freewater.

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COLLEGE PLACE -- A city program to reimburse residents for part of the cost of library cards is still active for now.

City council members discussed the program Monday and agreed to place an article in the city newsletter to let people know the program will remain available at least until the end of the year.

The program provides a reimbursement of $25 per household for a library card obtained from the Walla Walla Public Library or the Milton-Freewater Public Library. People can apply for it at City Hall, 625 S. College Ave. Applicants must be able to show proof of residence.

At the meeting, Councilman Steve Dickerson said that he would like to make people aware the reimbursement is available for cards from Milton-Freewater as well as from Walla Walla.

City Administrator Pat Reay said the program was originally funded by a private grant, but in recent years has been supported entirely by the city. A decision on whether to continue it in 2011 has not been made by the council, he said. This year's budget allowed up to $3,000 for reimbursements, he said.

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