Library director resigns amid library dissolution controversy


June 22, 2023

-Chronicle photo by Melissa Gemmell

Jessica Ruffcorn, sponsor of the petition to dissolve the CCRL, opposes sexual content in the children's section of library. Due to a rejected response by Director Vandenbark and board to move specific books out of immediate reach of minors, Ruffcorn has taken a more direct action.

DAYTON–Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRL) Director Todd Vandenbark gave his resignation to the Board of Trustees effective July 14, and the State Attorney General's (AG) office delivered a response to the petition of the library dissolution.

Vandenbark took the position of the CCRL Director in February, 2021. Beginning in August of last year (2022), the library has been facing a se...

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