Posted on: May 11, 2023

Pilot Project: Neighborhood Return Bin

Library return bins at Amazon Pool

Starting Monday, May 15, you can return Eugene Public Library items at freestanding receptacles outside Amazon Pool, 2600 Hilyard Street. The new returns bins are part of a pilot project that aims to make library borrowing even more convenient and sustain...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Annual Top 10 Challenged Books

2023 banned books list

In coordination with National Library Week (April 23-29), the American Library Association (ALA) has released its list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2022 and the State of America’s Libraries Report, which tells the story of how librarie...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

New Roof for the Downtown Library

Library-Summer-2022 news

The Downtown Eugene Public Library is set to undergo a major renovation as it replaces its roof after 20 years. The project is slated to begin May 1 and will continue throughout the summer.

“At 20 years old, our roof has seen better days,” Library Director...

More info: Downtown Construction

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Coming Up: "The Seed Keeper" Events

Photo of author Diane Wilson and the cover of her book "The Seed Keeper"

You're invited! As a featured Summer Reading event for adults, Eugene Public Library will host a free talk and booksigning by Diane Wilson (Dakota), author of the acclaimed novel "The Seed Keeper," on Sunday, August 6, 3:30 p.m. at the ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2023

Summer StoryWalks

Adult and child enjoying a StoryWalk in Amazon Park

All ages: visit anytime to take a walk and enjoy a bilingual picture book! The illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order to read along walking paths. 

In Acorn Park:

June 7-July 11: "Call Me Tree"

July 12-Augus...

Read on...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Talking VOX Books for Kids

Photo of a VOX Books cover sticker with slogan "Books That Talk!"

Have you *heard*? Eugene Public Library now lends VOX Books for children! Kids just push a button on the book to listen as the built-in player reads the words on each page out loud.  Watch our short video to see how they work.

VOX Books can be use...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Eugene Rated a National Star Library

Star Library 2022 logo

In its 2022 rankings, Library Journal has named Eugene Public Library a “Star Library."  That rating places the library in the top 3% of public libraries nationwide for excellence in cost-effective delivery of key services during fiscal year...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Free Library Cards for All 4J and Bethel Youth

Child reading while walking outside Downtown Library

En español

What’s the most powerful school supply? A library card! All students enrolled in Eugene School District 4J and Bethel School District schools can get a Eugene Public Library card for free, even if they live outside Eugene’s city limits. ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

No More Overdue Fines

Confetti background with text "No more overdue fines / No más multas para todos"

En español

Starting May 1, 2022, Eugene Public Library no longer charges overdue fines. Additionally, any existing overdue fines have been removed from accounts. As a result, many Eugene Public Library cards that were blocked due to overdue fines are again...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Short Stories and Poems to Go

Close up of a hand receiving a printout from the short story dispenser at Eugene Airport

Travelers flying through Eugene Airport can now pick up free reading at a new short story dispenser provided in a partnership among the Airport, Eugene Public Library and Eugene Public Library Foundation.

People of all ages can use a touch-free button to c...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Job Hunting Workshops

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Get free  job hunting information and guidance with Lane County Workforce Services  and WorkSource Lane.  These experts offer  job hunting workshops, one-on-one appointments, and online career exploration workshops.


More info: Job Hunt Help

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Tarjetas gratis de biblioteca para todos los estudiantes de 4J y Bethel

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En inglés

¿Cuál es el mejor material escolar? ¡Es una tarjeta de la biblioteca! Todos los estudiantes matriculados en el Distrito Escolar 4J y el Distrito Escolar de Bethel pueden obtener una tarjeta de la Bibliot...

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