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 »

Eugene Library Hosts Winter Break Events

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s vacation for many folks, but not at the library. The Eugene Public Library has events planned for winter break for adults and kids. Connie Bennett, the library’s director, joined us on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the events happening at the library’s branches. Click here for a full … Continue reading »

“Dog Tale Time” Returns to Library

EUGENE, Ore. — A captive audience of therapy dogs were on hand at the Eugene Library Saturday, patiently listening as children read aloud to them. K-6th graders can now take part in “Dog Tale Time” each Saturday until mid-December. Children with disabilities often frequent the program.  Longtime volunteers say the 15-minute sessions are often magical. … Continue reading »