Save the date for our sixth-annual Imagination Library fundraiser on the last Thursday of September. Celebrate this wonderful program that has brought more than 200,000 books to children in the Eugene community with us! 

For the past 6 years, supporters of the Imagination Library of Eugene have gathered to share lunch and the joy of children’s literacy. This fall, we are planning a “reimagined” virtual Imagination Library fundraiser. While won’t be able to share a meal and celebrate together in person, the purpose will be the same: to support a vital program that engages families through early literacy. Each year, the event raises nearly half the cost of bringing the Imagination Library to Eugene. The need is even greater than ever, and we need our community to join us. 

We are pleased to announce our speakers who will showcase the inspirational world of children’s literacy. 

Our host, Bob Welch, is a household name in Eugene. Bob is a local speaker, author, award-winning columnist and writing teacher who has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene and has written more than 20 books. 

Featured speaker, Andre Royal, recently published his first children’s book, The Hippo-Critic, and its follow up Little Big Bear, which were illustrated by his son, Andre Royal Junior. The books center on experiences from Andre’s life and are presented in a format that is a hybrid comic  and coloring book.