Irrigon still without a public library after mixup

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The City of Irrigon had a public library for less than a month after a blueprint mixup. Now, the city's sole library is back to operating out of a van.

The East Oregonian reports ( ) the $1.2 million public library opened in May next to city hall. But the wall the library shares with city hall was found to be insufficiently fire-proof. So the library was shuttered in June.

Now, the city and The Oregon Trail Library District are trying to decide who will pay for the new wall.

Before the new building, Irrigon's public library was operated out of a school bus.

In 2009, those operating it started fundraising through bake sales and yard sales to raise $1.2 million for a permanent home for 2,500 books.

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