The Baker County Public Library is remembering the life of Oscar, a fish that entertained countless children
The Baker City Herald reports the 9-year-old fish died Oct. 2.
Oscar was owned by Melissa Shafer, but she brought him to the library because he was alone at the house and kept chasing his reflection in the glass.
She plans a New Orleans-style memorial after Wednesday's story time, with children parading through the library with noisemakers and flags to celebrate his life and passing.
Shafer says she took the Flowerhorn cichlid home and buried him in her flower garden.
Donations in memory of Oscar will be used to purchase a new fish and other additions to the library's tank.