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What’s New at the EPLF?

Joy Harjo and The Big Read

Joy Harjo and The Big Read

The Eugene Public Library kicked off the NEA Big Read Celebration in February 2018, hosting renowned author, poet, and musician Joy Harjo at the library for a public talk attended by more than 800 members of the public. Harjo, whose Crazy Brave memoir won the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American… Read More

Success at the 2018 Imagination Library Luncheon

Success at the 2018 Imagination Library Luncheon

Thank you for your support at the 2018 Imagination Library Luncheon!  On the morning of April 5, at the Valley River Inn, we welcomed Imagination Library families, donors and volunteers to celebrate and strengthen Imagination Library. to accommodate more children than ever before. This crucial program delivers a new book every month to each child’s… Read More

President’s Note

 Dear Foundation Donors and Friends, As summer turns, we’re busy making plans for fall. Mark your calendar! This year’s Booked for the Evening will be October 5, 2018, “ Take a Magic Carpet Ride: A Celebration of Literacy.” Invitations and updates coming soon. We’re excited to announce a change in our event schedule. The yearly… Read More

‘Booked for the Evening’ raises funds for Teen Center!

‘Booked for the Evening’ raises funds for Teen Center!

More than 230 community members ‘Booked’ themselves at the much-anticipated EPLF fall event, and enjoyed a delightful evening of food, entertainment, and conviviality at the Valley River Inn on September 22. Booked for the Evening, the EPLF’s annual fundraiser, attracted many new friends and supporters as well as a core community of library-lovers with its… Read More

Happy Birthday, Imagination Library of Eugene

Founded by Dolly Parton – Funded by Eugene Public Library Foundation In September, the Imagination Library of Eugene celebrated its 4th birthday. Four years of providing free books, mailed monthly to Eugene children aged 0–5. The books come straight to their door, cultivating a culture of literacy in our community. The program has grown astronomically! We… Read More

President’s Note

Dear Friends, A heartfelt thanks for supporting the Eugene Public Library. You helped make the 2017 Booked for the Evening event a smashing success. You also contributed throughout the year to help grow the library collection, promote childhood literacy, and support crucial community resources like Homework Help and Sensory Storytime, activities and outreach . Soon,… Read More

Foundation Presents Biggest Gift Yet to the Library

The Eugene Public Library works hard to expand, enhance and strengthen programs and services at Eugene Public Library. We are honored to join with our library to bring lifelong learning and enrichment to all Eugene residents. With the help of many generous donors and benefactors, the Foundation gift to the library increases every year. We… Read More

President’s Note

Dear Friends, What an honor to take up the chairmanship of this terrific organization! Many thanks to past President Don Churnside for his leadership, and for his continued support as a Foundation board member. Summer’s bounty isn’t limited to the farms surrounding our beautiful city. The library offers a variety of summer activities for just… Read More

Kids’ Book Reviews

Kids who receive Imagination Library books tell us what they think! Eli and Cody recently met at the Eugene Public Library to talk about their favorite books. The 4-year-old boys have been receiving Imagination Library books for about two years. Since the kick-off of Eugene’s Imagination Library chapter on Sept. 5, 2014, the program has… Read More

Library Staff Spotlight

Mia Cariaga, Interim Library Services Director In March 2018, following Connie Bennett’s retirement, Mia Cariaga was named Interim Library Services Director (a 9-12 month appointment). A national search will soon be underway to identify the next director. In the meantime, EPLF wanted to get to know our interim director a bit more. Are you a… Read More

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

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