Eugene Library Gets State Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Public Library has been chosen for the “Ready to Read” Oregon state grant of more than $20,000. The organization says it’s a big boost for some of the youngest readers in city since the money will support literacy services like training workshops, expert presenters and the purchase of picture books … Continue reading »

New Program Gives Kids Free Books

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Public Library just launched a new program to help young kids learn to read. Not only can kids check out books to borrow, thanks to a new partnership they’ll get to keep a new book every month. David Van Slyke and his two sons, Simon and Gildor, are regulars in … 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 »

Library Hours Cut on Sundays

EUGENE, Ore. — This Sunday is the first Sunday of the new fiscal year in Eugene and some library goers looking to grab a book Sunday morning were met with locked doors. Instead of opening at 10:00 on Sundays, the downtown library won’t open until 1:00 p.m. on Sundays because the city is trying to … Continue reading »

Eugene Downtown Library Hours Reduced

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting next month, expect to see the impacts of the Eugene budget cuts at the downtown library. In order to save cash, the city trimmed the library’s Sunday hours. Starting on July 6, the library will only be open from 1-6 p.m. It had previously opened at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The … Continue reading »

Library to Host Handmade Books Workshops

EUGENE, Ore. — You can find more than books at the Eugene Public Library. It’s an experience with authors, artists and weekly workshop.┬áThis week, the library is hosting a workshop where you can make your own book. Connie Bennett, the Eugene Library Services Director, explains more about the handmade books workshop for adults. Here are … Continue reading »

Black History Month Lecture at Library

EUGENE, Ore. — February is Black History Month and on Sunday, a professor from Portland State University hosted a lecture in Eugene about the topic. The seminar, “Why Aren’t There More Black People In Oregon?” takes a look at black history in Oregon, from exclusion and discrimination to ways the black culture has helped many … Continue reading »

Eugene Library Branches Could Close

EUGENE, Ore. — Both branches of Eugene’s public library could be shut down because of the city’s budget shortfall. Members of Eugene’s budget committee have proposed six options to save money. Five would shut down the Sheldon and Bethel branches. It’s a move that would save about $651,000 in the next fiscal year, which starts … Continue reading »

Organizations Tour Disability Services

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizations from around the globe are traveling to Eugene to see how the city makes its areas accessible for people with disabilities. Organizers say Eugene is a perfect host because it has so many services available for those with disabilities. They’ll be looking at computers designed for the visually impaired at the … Continue reading »

Library Hosts Youth Talent Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids of all ages have the chance to show off their talents this week at the Eugene’s Got Talent Youth Show. Children 7 to 17 years old can compete in the show. This Wednesday there will be signups at the library in downtown Eugene beginning at 3:30 p.m. The auditions start at … Continue reading »

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