Deschutes County endures the great depression in the 1930s.
A decade shaped by The Great Depression, Deschutes County during the 1930s benefitted from the New Deal in ways that still benefit the community today. The decade was about roads and accessto the forest, river, lakes, and streams. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Redmond and Camp Sisters completed work on miles of roads into the Deschutes National Forest, as well as construction of the dam for Wickiup Reservoir and the North Canal Unit. It is the decade of the Pet Parade, Bend Water Pageant, the Pine Tavern, and the first permanent home for the Bend Branch of the Library.
The Deschutes Public Library turns 100 years old in 2020! We celebrate our 100th anniversary with a new series of programs titled "Deschutes by the Decades." This series will explore and reflect upon Deschutes County's history through the last ten decades. Although there has been tremendous change over these 100 years, the Deschutes Public Library's commitment and dedication to serve the residents and communities in Deschutes County has stayed steadfast.