More Eugene Public Library hours and access
The levy would add 22 hours each week at the neighborhood Bethel and Sheldon Branches, bringing each to a total of 48 open hours across six days each week. (Currently, they are open 26 hours across five days.) Sunday morning hours would be restored at the Downtown Library.
More free programs for all ages
Events, storytimes, and classes would increase by 33% with a particular focus on priorities identified by the community: support for young readers and their parents; activities for teens; and “maker” opportunities (access to tools and skills training for individuals and small businesses, including new technologies).
More materials and technology
The levy would restore the budget for books, movies, eBooks, etc., to 2009 levels, providing quicker availability of in-demand items. Adding computer tablets and laptops for on-site use would double Internet access for community members at the Bethel and Sheldon Branches.