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Jackson County libraries survived fires

Are the Talent and Phoenix libraries still standing?

— Via Facebook

Jackson County Library Services Director Kari May confirmed that the Talent and Phoenix libraries are OK following the Almeda fire.

The libraries in Shady Cove and Butte Falls have withstood the South Obenchain fire, as well.

All of the branches have reopened and are back to their normal hours. Well, normal during the pandemic anyway.

The Talent library, 101 Home St., is closed Sundays and Mondays and is open noon to 4 p.m. the rest of the week, according to the JCLS website.

The Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., is closed Sundays, Mondays and Fridays. It is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“They both survived the fires and didn’t sustain any damage to either of the buildings or the collections,” May said.

The South Obenchain fire, which sparked near Eagle Point the same day as the Almeda fire, prompted the temporary closure of the Shady Cove and Butte Falls libraries, May added. The Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62, reopened Sept. 26. It’s closed Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday and is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Butte Falls library, 626 Fir Ave., reopened Sept. 29.

“That means all 15 of our branches are back to their new normal schedule,” May said.

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