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Posted on: October 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Our Future Library: Community Conversations

How do you picture “Our Future Eugene Public Library” for the coming ten years and beyond? What kinds of information, services, tools, and activities will our community want and need?

Eugene Public Library invites adults and teens to participate in any one of a series of community conversations about public interests, ideas, and priorities as the Library moves into the future.

Come to any one of these 90-minute facilitated community conversations:

At the Downtown Library:
Monday, October 13, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 13, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.
and in Spanish on Sunday, October 19, 4:00 p.m.

At Bethel Branch:
Tuesday, October 14, 12:00 p.m.

At Sheldon Branch:
Thursday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.

The public can also provide input through an online survey in English or Spanish.

“In the past, currently, and into the future, all of us at Eugene Public Library are committed to providing the services and resources that best use our resources to meet our community’s needs,” says Library Director Connie Bennett. “Public input is crucial to our strategic planning for the coming years.”

Eugene Public Library is both a landmark destination and a vibrant engine of local energy, connection, and learning. Last year, there were more than one million visits to Eugene Public Library’s three locations. Community members checked out nearly three million items and used over one million sessions of Internet access on Library computers and wi-fi. The Library hosts nearly 2000 free events each year, ranging from storytimes for young children, to guidance for job seekers and small business owners, to author talks and hands-on workshops. Free online services include 24-hour live chat help by librarians, homework tutoring, and downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music.

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