To the residents of:
* The City of Damascus
* The City of Johnson City:
Your Washington County Library service will CHANGE effective July 1, 2009 due to a change in library service area coverage.
Your Washington County library card is expiring because you live in a Clackamas County city that declined to participate in the new county-wide Library District that was approved by Clackamas County voters in November 2008. Washington County has a reciprocal agreement with neighboring counties that extends free borrowing privileges to all residents within their service areas. As of July 1, 2009, your area will not be included in the new Library District of Clackamas County and therefore you will no longer be covered by this agreement.
Residents of Damascus and Johnson City may visit any Washington County public library and purchase a card for an annual fee of $95 in order to continue library service. The fee is equivalent to the average amount of property taxes paid by residential households in Washington County to support countywide library service.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact your Washington County Library. A list of library locations, hours and telephone numbers can be found on this website: http://www.wccls.org/your_libraries/index.cfm.
We appreciate your patronage and look forward to continuing to service you in the coming year.