MANY POINTS OF LIGHT, ONE BRIGHT FUTURE
A nonprofit organization founded in 2000, LEO believes the public library is an essential part of the rural community and contributes directly to rural vitality. LEO serves 50 public libraries in 15 Eastern Oregon counties: Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler.
The more than 50 LEO member libraries cover 15 counties in Eastern Oregon.
LEO activities to serve rural libraries include collaborative purchasing, community programs, professional development, and advocacy.
LEO seeks to provide expanded horizons for the people of this region, supporting lifelong learning and communal gathering as essential to quality of life in each community that is served.
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mail: Post Office Box 233, Baker City, OR 97814
Executive Director|Stephanie Chase
With more than 20 years of experience in public libraries, ranging from small and rural on both coasts to some of our largest urban library systems, Stephanie joined LEO as the Executive Director in 2020.
Stephanie currently serves on the Public Library Association's Board of Directors, the American Library Association's governing Council, and previously served as a founding member and inaugural chair of national advocacy organization LibraryReads and was the founder of the Green Mountain (VT) Library Consortium.