The Walla Walla County Rural Library District provides much needed and appreciated library services to rural areas in the county. The branches it has established in Burbank, Prescott, Vista Hermosa and Touchet have become integral parts of those communities, providing access to informational and recreational reading materials, movies, audio books, the Internet and other electronic resources in convenient locations.
Following the Walla Walla City Council's vote to sell non-resident library cards, the Union-Bulletin has again appealed to the Rural Library District to reconsider building a second facility in the urban area of Walla Walla and to work with the city to develop a system that will build on the strengths of the city Public Library to provide service to all residents of the area.
I’ve had the good fortune or blessing of never living under a dictatorship or theocracy.
On Dec. 31, rural residents of Fire Districts 4 and 8 will no longer have access to the Walla Walla Public Library unless they pay the city a $68 per family fee.
The ultimate solution is for the city and county libraries to work together wth the public in mind.
Finally, a positive step in the ongoing dispute over local library services.