Members of the Friends of Eugene Public Library are trying to get the word out about why it’s so important to keep it open.
Currently, the city of Eugene Budget Committee has proposals to close the Sheldon Branch Library and the Bethel location.
The group says they serve a different need than the downtown location.
“People have told us that a smaller place like this works better for them. They just don’t go downtown. It’s intimidating. If they don’t have a car, some of the elderly should not be driving downtown,” said Carol Hildebrand, Friend of Eugene Public Library member.
The budget committee will meet on January 21st at 5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall.
Friends of the Eugene Public Library encourage folks to come out, to show their support.