There are many ways to give to the Eugene Public Library Foundation. In addition to donating one-time or reoccurring gifts, you can also give gifts in a variety of other ways. Below is a list of ways you can give to the EPLF, please click on each or scroll down the page for more information:

Over 3500 people come to our library every day.  They come for many reasons. Your gift of cash is a powerful tool in the campaign to provide enlightenment and information in our community.  Because of gifts from donors like you, the library is full of enhancements that support a high quality of life and opportunity for every Eugene resident.  Any amount helps, all gifts are welcomed. Thank you for valuing opportunity for our friends and families at the Eugene Public Library.

To make a donation to the Eugene Public Library Foundation, click here.

Benefit Events

Imagination Library Luncheon

Since the kick-off of Eugene’s Imagination Library chapter on Sept. 5, 2014, the program has reached thousands of children in the Eugene area. As of September 12, we have 3785 children enrolled, and have served over 8,000 children since the start of the program. Each month, wide-eyed youngsters open their mailboxes to find the gift of one free book. We are grateful to all of you who support this effort to help Eugene’s fledgling readers. For those of you who are new to the website, read on to learn more about this exciting program! [more]

Booked for the Evening

Booked for the Evening is the premier benefit event for the Eugene Public Library Foundation. The event helps raise funds for the enhancement of our Public Library, programs and materials. Guests enjoy a wonderful evening of fine food and beverages, wine tasting, entertainment, and more.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

A named contribution is a meaningful and lasting way to commemorate a person’s memory, celebration, or life milestone in a way that also benefits the Eugene Public Library.

Your kind gift is a way of guaranteeing that access to information and excellent programs will continue for the over 3,500 people who come to the library every day. The Eugene Public Library Foundation supports many library programs and materials with the help of generous donors like you. We hope you will have a measure of comfort and satisfaction, knowing that you are enriching the lives of so many.

We are deeply grateful that you would consider a gift to the Library Foundation as you face the most important moments of your lives.

Make a named donation now.









Naming Opportunities

There are still many naming opportunities at the Eugene Public Library. For a variety of gift amounts, we will recognize your contribution with a plaque, honoring your gift. Naming a part of our Public Library helps elevate the quality of life in our community, providing access to enriching materials and online resources for every Eugene Public Library cardholder. It also creates a tribute that will honor your friends or family for many years. Contact the Foundation office at 541-338-7018 to learn more.

Name a Shelf

For $100, you can create a tribute for someone that will last forever as a named shelf in any branch of the Eugene Public Library. Is there a special birthday coming up? You may want to surprise your parent on Mother or Father’s Day. Perhaps, you would rather honor a very special graduate. Have you lost someone who made a real difference in your life? We will recognize your gift of $100 with a named shelf.  You will be providing much-needed enhancements for the Eugene Public Library. And, you will be honoring the extraordinary people in your life…forever.

View, Print, or Download Application to Name a Shelf (PDF file)

View, Print, or Download Master Name Plaque Key (PDF file)

Planned Gifts

Many of our most meaningful contributions to the library were made possible by bequests, or legacy gifts.  Program such as The Imagination Library and the Maker Hub were made possible by this type of gift. When you leave a gift in your estate plan to the Library Foundation, it will help support the public library for many years and will give you the knowledge that you will help those in the future.

Help ensure a bright future for the Library and the people of Eugene by naming the Eugene Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policy or other estate plan.

The Library Foundation encourages everyone to leave a legacy for the library by donating “one percent for the library” in your estate plan. 

To ensure that your gift reverts to the Eugene Public Library Foundation, we suggest the following wording in your will or trust documents”

“I devise to (or upon the Dissolution of this Trust) (Or make as Beneficiary) The Eugene Public Library Foundation, an Oregon non-profit corporation, the sum of $_ (or the _% of the Estate) (or all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate or Trust) to be used for carrying out its missions.”

Download “Five Questions About Your Will & Estate Planning” PDF

Gifts of Stock

You can strengthen programs and materials at our award-winning Eugene Public Library with gifts of stock or securities.  Our broker, Doug Bales at Whitewater Wealth is committed to providing you and the Eugene Public Library Foundation with the best service, and ease of transfer.

Please download this Charles Schwab Charitable Gift Form to proceed.

For assistance, please contact the Foundation at 541-338-7018.