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Eugene Public Library FoundationThe Eugene Public Library Foundation supports Eugene Public Library in its efforts to inspire lifelong learning and to enrich the entire community. We secure and responsibly manage contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations to build community support for our Eugene Public Library.

Libraries enrich lives and strengthen communities. Through private and public support, the Eugene Public Library Foundation envisions a vibrant public library that maximizes access to information, increases literacy and innovation, serves as a gateway to arts and culture, and provides a community gathering place.

Eugene, Oregon is home to a much loved, award-winning library.  We are honored to help strengthen programs for our community at our Eugene Public Library.  We welcome your participation in learning more about programs and materials at the Eugene Public Library, and joining us in strengthening and expanding library services to our community.

Let us know what you think of our website and be our “Friend” on Facebook. You are a big part of the reason we have a fabulous Eugene Public Library. We can’t thank you enough, and want to let you know what’s going on from time to time. Thank you so much for your generous and continued commitment to information access, children’s literacy, and a more enlightened community.

(The Eugene Public Library Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) – EIN: 93-0873279. Gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible as allowed by law)

Booked for the Evening 2014 moves to Valley River Inn

Booked for the Evening is growing! We are thrilled that our premier event is doing so well, and providing funding for many crucial library programs.  In fact, we have grown out of the library, and moved into the Willamette Ballroom at Valley River Inn.   We look forward to “A Celebration of Our Golden Era” as we honor the past and embrace the future of library services in Eugene.  Bellafina String Ensemble, and a special appearance by Andrew Carnegie, (aka, Mark Lewis, storyteller extraordinaire,) start the evening amid passed wine and hors d’oeuvres with a special beer tasting event by Oakshire Brewing.  Join us on September 26th at 6:00 P.M.,  to honor those who made an impact in Eugene’s library history, and hear about plans for the future. Thank you to KVAL-TV our fabulous media sponsor for Booked 2014!   REGISTER HERE!

The Foundation Visits Women’sGift

We were delighted to be asked to speak at the monthly meeting of an organization called “Women’sGift” in March.  Accepting the initial invitation to speak, did not prepare us for the wonderful afternoon in store.  A lovely drive to a beautiful home with gracious hospitality was only surpassed by the size of the heart in […] [more]

3,122 library shelves named!

Members of the Eugene community continue to benefit from the opportunity to name a shelf. Thank to all of you, we now have 3,122 named shelves in the library. They all represent an important aspect of your lives, and they enhance our library too! Thank you for your help! Naming a library shelf only costs […] [more]

In the Spotlight
Thank you to our Donors and Partners!

Thank you to our Donors and Partners! The Foundation Board of Directors offer their sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the Eugene Public Library Foundation over the years, since the beginning in 1984. Every gift of every size is important. Maintaining an excellent public library requires a strong partnership between private and public entities. […] [more]

Foundation funds Live Homework Help for another year!

With help from a Cressey Family Charitable Trust grant, the Eugene Public Library Foundation has been able to help the Eugene Library provide Live Homework Help for students of all ages. Students have access to live tutors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is also coordinated outreach to teachers, parents and caregivers, […] [more]

Ways to Support the Library
Foundation mugs are here!

These beautiful hot/cold travel mugs are available for your sipping pleasure.  The secure seal lid means you can sip and read in the Eugene Public Library.  Combine that with the .25 cent discount you will receive on any Café Novella beverage for the life of the cup, and you have a great bargain at $15 each. Choose red […] [more]

Leave a Legacy: One Percent for the Library Foundation

You’ve probably seen the banner in the downtown library when you stopped in recently. The One Percent for the Library campaign has begun to give everyone the opportunity to support the Eugene Public Library as a legacy. When you leave a gift in your estate plan to the Library Foundation, it will help support the […] [more]