Dear Eugene Public Library Foundation community, 

For many of us, the shelter-in-place requirements and social distancing orders have forced our lives to come to an almost complete stop.

We are incredibly proud of the Eugene Public Library and the City of Eugene for meeting the challenge that our community faces by making digital library cards available to all living in the Eugene area, even those outside City limits, throughout the duration of the Eugene Public Library’s closure. 

Today, the need to connect people to online and digital tools for learning has never been more crucial. The Library offers a truly vast amount ofeBook, Audiobook, Movie, and music resources digitally as well as a curated selection of subscription-based services through the Library’s Info Hub

This means increased access for children living outside of the incorporated City who attend public school in Eugene. With the ongoing closure of all schools throughout our community, we believe library access is even more vital. Digital access for these children and youth during the Eugene Public Library’s closure will provide them with supplemental learning and resources as they navigate this uncertain time. At a time when it feels as though normal life has halted, we must remember the active imaginations and curiosity of our children haven’t stopped, and never should.

  Read more about our work with the Eugene Public Library, 4J School District, and Bethel School District to ensure that when children start school this fall, those living outside of incorporated Eugene continue to have access equal to their peers.   

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We are grateful for the support you provide for the Eugene Public Library Foundation and the beacon of our community, the Eugene Public Library.

In community (from my living room), 
Reed Davaz McGowan
reed@eplfoundation.org
(541) 338-7018