Harrisburg Raising Money for New Library

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg library supporters are working to build a new library in town, but they’re still hundreds of thousands of dollars short of their goal. Harrisburg residents said the current library is too small and doesn’t even have enough space for all the town’s books. For the last six years, they’ve been fundraising … Continue reading »

Library Reading Program

EUGENE, Ore. – The National Center for Education says that children who read have more of an advantage over those who are not. It says children who are frequently read are more likely to count to 20, write their own names, and read or pretend to read faster than other kids. Connie Bennett, the library … 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 »

National Bike Month

CORVALLIS, Ore. — May is National Bike Month and one library is getting bicyclists ready to roll at a free workshop. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is offering events all month, starting May 6. Every Tuesday they’ll hold a free DIY bike repair workshop. Bicyclists can learn all about flat tire repair, bike safety checks … Continue reading »

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 »

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