LA PINE, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says a driver admitted to falling asleep before crashing into a La Pine building Wednesday morning. No one was hurt. The building at First and Coach streets is owned by La Pine Parks and Rec, but houses a childcare center and is the temporary location for the La Pine branch of the Deschutes Public Library, while the permanent branch undergoes extensive renovations. That permanent branch is on track to reopen in October.
Library officials say the temporary location is now closed until further notice, due to the damage sustained in Wednesday's crash. Once it's safe for staff to enter the building, library holds for La Pine will be transferred to the Sunriver branch, which is the next closest location. Those with checked-out books are asked to keep them for now or return them to another branch when it's convenient. Late fees will be waived.