Libraries Prepare for Big Read Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The Big Read program at the Eugene Public Library is just around the corner, and this year it received a generous grant from National Endowment for the Arts. The Eugene Public Library is one of 77 organizations nationwide to receive the $16,000 grant. With that, they’re able to throw events and give … Continue reading »

Groups Voice Opinions at Budget Hearing

EUGENE, Ore. – The City of Eugene Budget Committee heard from the community as it held its first of two public hearings on proposals for the 2015 fiscal year, Tuesday. It was a diverse crowd as folks came to voice their opinions. While there were a number of points of concern, one issue took center stage: the … Continue reading »

City to Discuss Funding Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — In the city of Eugene’s ongoing budget battle, there is a public hearing Tuesday to discuss proposed funding cuts. A 16-member budget committee has considered a range of ways to cut $3 million in spending for the next fiscal year. In December, it came up with six possible options. Five of the … Continue reading »

Interview: January Events at the Library

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids who claim they don’t have anything to do on Sundays have a chance to have fun and learn at the same time. During January, kids and their families are invited to fun events on Sundays at the downtown Eugene Public Library. It’s all free. Angie Bray with the Eugene Library joined … Continue reading »

Chambers Gives Historical Donation to UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 50 years of historical moments, breaking news, broadcasts, and sporting events, captured by KEZI journalists have all been boxed at Chambers Communications and handed over to the University of Oregon. “You can’t really put a monetary value on collections like this. They have deep cultural, historical value,” said James Fox, UO … Continue reading »

Library’s Statue Removed Temporarily

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A familiar statue in front of the Corvallis Public Library is temporarily being stored. The statue, called “Story Time,” is of a boy and a girl reading a book. Around the statue was a planter box that’s over a skylight that looks over basement offices. The box was leaking, so it’s getting … Continue reading »

Celebrating Monroe’s Library

MONROE, Ore. — Two months ago, the Monroe Community Library opened its doors for a grand opening, and community members are still celebrating the new facility. Librarians say the former library was crammed and dark. Thanks to help from the county, private donations and grants, a train depot has since been transformed into the new … 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 »

Library of Congress Collects Tweets

(CNN) — The Library of Congress has a new kind of collection: tweets. The library’s communications director has published a blog entry giving an update on the its efforts to build a collection of tweets. So far, it’s amassed more than 170 billion tweets. Now it’s looking to make them available to the public. The … Continue reading »

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