In 1999, The Reading Connection, originally a children's library, moved from the Keizer City Hall to the lower floor of the Keizer Heritage Center.
The Library has over 11,000 books, videos, DVDs, large print books and books on tape. Four computers offer Internet access; free WiFi is available. Patrons can request up to 20 copies or prints at a cost of 10 cents each. 'Meet the Local Author' events are sponsored by the Library as is the Children's Reading Program held each summer.
The all-volunteer Library is supported by donations, membership fees, grants and revenue from its annual book sale each May. Library membership enables the public to check out books or other materials for three weeks; there is no limit on the number of items that can checked out at one time. Membership is $5 per family.
The Library is managed by a volunteer board of eight and a volunteer executive director.