Booked for the Evening Update

March 12, 2020 – This morning we learned Governor Brown has cancelled large gatherings for the next month, and while our April 4 “Booked for the Evening” event technically doesn’t fall under her definition of “large” we have decided to choose the more cautious path. The health of our community is our priority. 

As with all nonprofits that rely on events for revenue, we didn’t make this decision lightly. The bottom line is this: social distancing saves lives and slows the spread of the illness, enabling the health-care system to care for those who need it. 

Since we do not know how disruptive this pandemic will be, or how long it will last, we are considering how to best maintain support for our Library in this difficult time and determine our next steps and timeline moving forward.  

For those of you who have sponsored or purchased tables and tickets for our April 4th event, we are offering you the following options: (1) a full refund if requested by April 1, 2020, (2) a hold of your payment to be honored at a rescheduled event, or (3) the opportunity to make your purchase a tax deductible gift to support our efforts to bring library access to all school-age students in Bethel and 4J districts. Please let us know which of these you prefer.

In this time of uncertainty, our character as a community will shine. The Eugene Public Library Foundation is very grateful to you for your steadfast support.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Lane Forest Products, Moxie Event Planning, Powers Howard Quimby LLP, Hershner Hunter LLP, Goodwill Industries, Alex & Clare VonderHaar, Summit Bank, Columbia Bank, Eugene Coin & Jewelry, Robertson Sherwood Architects, and Roehl & Yi Investment Advisors. A special thank you to TechnaPrint for our beautiful invitations.  If you would like to sponsor Booked for the Evening, please contact the Foundation at (541) 338-7018. 


About our focus this year…

The Eugene Public Library Foundation is initiating a 3-year pilot project to fund Eugene Public Library cards for all public school children in Eugene.

For many children living in unincorporated areas, the cost of accessing the Library’s resources and programming is prohibitive. This unequal access can be as personal as a friend or classmate who is able to use the Library, while a neighboring child cannot.

Libraries open windows, doors, and minds. Our Library offers a safe, nurturing space for children to explore new, vibrant worlds. From music and cultural events to crafting and science activities, the Library inspires a lifelong love of learning. 

Please join us in raising funds to open this critical access to learning for all public school children in Eugene.