Eugene Library Makeover Meetings

EUGENE, Ore.– How do you picture “Our Future Eugene Public Library” for the coming ten years and beyond? What kinds of information, services, tools, and activities will our community want and need? Eugene Public Library invites adults and teens to participate in any one of a series of community conversations about public interests, ideas, and … Continue reading »

Celebrate Banned Books Week

EUGENE, Ore — Celebrate your right to read during Banned Books Week. The American Library Association started the annual event in 1982 to raise awareness of freedom of speech through celebrating challenged books. Since the the event’s launch, more than 11,000 books have been challenged. Individuals and groups still request schools and libraries to remove … Continue reading »

Free Eye Exams

EUGENE, Ore. — A new law now requires all Oregon children age 7 or younger to have their vision screened before starting school or preschool. The purpose is to check for a number of eye diseases that can be treated successfully if caught early. Free eye exams are available. Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public … Continue reading »

Interview: Inspiring Women 55+

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Library is an award-winning library which is national recognized. It offers more than books. All summer long you can attend events and workshops. On Saturday, July 19, it’s hosting a free event highlighting a book all about women. Librarian Allison Arnold and Shirley Collins, author of Inspiring Women 55+, joined … Continue reading »

Baby Reading Recommendations

EUGENE, Ore. — Babies may not seem interested in bedtime book reading, but a new study backs up what most of us probably figured. Reading to newborns is highly recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now weighing in on literacy. AAP will now recommend that pediatricians across the country tell parents to read out … Continue reading »

Eugene Might Save Branch Libraries

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s City Manager is suggesting cuts to local libraries to help make up for a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, but he says there’s still a good possibility that all the branches could stay open. City Manager Jon Ruiz told the budget committee Wednesday night that closing the Sheldon branch … Continue reading »

City Manager Budget Recommendations

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the Eugene Library and its branches if the Eugene Budget Committee approves the city manager’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2015. The city manager is recommending closing the Sheldon Library branch. But his suggestion doesn’t necessarily close the book on the library. It’s possible the branch could … Continue reading »

Library Prepares for Big Book Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Just one day left until the big book sale. Volunteers are very busy unpacking 80,000 books from boxes and putting them onto the tables. How do you unpack thousands of books? One box at a time. Slowly, the Lane Events Center is transformed into an organized book store. Categories are clearly marked. … Continue reading »

Eugene Library to Host Book Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Books will be flying off the shelf. Friends of the Eugene Public Library is getting ready for its 35th Annual Book Sale. Paperbacks are just a dollar. Hardbacks are $2. Many books are good as new. Linda Ague, Friends of the Library Co-Chair, join KEZI 9 News live in the studio to … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Prepares for Birthday

EUGENE, Ore. — Books–they’re what you expect to find at any library. Ten years ago, the new Eugene Public Library opened downtown at 10th and Olive. Opening additional room for computers, a larger children’s section, DVDs and CDs, and yes, more books–500,000 books. Library Director Connie Bennett was hired shortly before the library reopened and … Continue reading »

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