Group Trying to Save Sheldon Library

1-13 sheldon libraryEUGENE, Ore. — A local group is trying to save the Sheldon Branch Library from being shut down.

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.


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  1. Joy Marshall says:

    Thank you for this story. Bethel parents are also trying to save their branch library. It is such an important place in their neighborhood. How can a city close its libraries?! We appreciate your covering this issue.

  2. Andrea says:

    Sheldon library is at the heart of the community. The local schools and other groups use it, it is so important to keep this library open. I will not be taking my family to look for other libraries, which means if this library closes my children will miss going to the library. My children especially enjoyed the recent doctor who event Sheldon library put on. Please keep Sheldon library open.

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