Friends of Eugene Public Library
It’s October. . . .
Time for our Annual Membership Campaign
Each October brings our annual membership campaign; we are kicking off our 2016/17 FEPL Membership Drive just in time for 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week, (OCT 16-22). Be watching your mailbox or pick up a New/Renewal membership brochure at Second Hand Prose Book Store, any EPL branch or go to http://www.friendseugenelibrary.org/donate/ to join online. With the help of your membership dollars, the Friends again raised $100,000 in fiscal year 2015-2016 to pay for Library programs and special activities that strengthen our community. Over 48,000 people benefitted by attending more than 1,400 free workshops and events like the following:
- Children’s Storytime: Thirteen different sessions are offered throughout the week to spark the love of reading in young children, including story times in Spanish and sessions for kids with special/ sensory needs
- Teen Events: Monthly meetings of the Teen Book Group and the Dr. Who Club
- Summer Reading Program: Over 7,000 young children and teens received a free book to keep the love of reading alive throughout the summer months
- Technology Workshops: Classes to foster electronic and digital literacy for adults and help them make better use of the Internet and devices of all types
- Speaker programs: Talks for adults by authors, artists, professors and other experts
- Job Search Help: Workshops to improve resumes, strengthen job skills, and maximize job searches with modern technology
- Business Development: Sessions to strengthen entrepreneurial and networking skills for those seeking to start or expand local business ventures
Help us keep the funding alive to continue these special programs at the Library! Be as generous as your budget allows. We have changed our membership categories this year so we, also, ask your help to spread the word to other individuals and companies who care about literacy and our community -- invite them to become members of the Friends. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541)-484-1452; we’ll gladly send them a flyer to #helpushelpEPL Thank you!
Holiday Gifts Book Sale
Saturday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Click on Poster for details
Thanks, Everyone -- once again you #helpushelpEPL
Friends President, Connie Regali, presents to Library Services Director, Connie Bennett, a BIG check: $100,000 to help support programs at EPL! This check represents the funds raised by the dedicated work of hundreds of FEPL volunteers year-round, plus the generosity of thousands of community members who donate books and other items, shop at the Friends' sales, Second Hand Prose, our used bookstore in the Atrium of Downtown EPL, online at our Amazon storefront, EugeneLibraryFriends, our eBay store, eugenelibraryfriends, or give funds. Thanks to everyone who helps the Friends help our Library!
EugeneLibraryFriends@Amazon.com or EugeneLibraryFriends@eBay.com
Can't wait for the next Friends book sale? Now folks all over the world can buy books year-round through our online storefronts on Amazon and eBay.
Click on the shopping cart/basket to discover titles of interesting,hard-to-find, and First Edition books at our online storefronts. Orders will ship within two business days and are carefully packed to ensure that you receive your order quickly and in good condition.
Mayor Piercy presents 2016 Community Award to FEPL and EPLF
During the 2016 State of the City ceremony on January 6, Mayor Kitty Piercy presented the 2016 Community Award to The Friends of the Eugene Public Library (FEPL) and The Eugene Public Library Foundation (EPLF) in honor of our “outstanding work of the Friends of the Eugene Public Library, particularly your recent support of the five-year Library Levy, which is deserving of our collective thanks and gratitude. The time and effort you and others give to this initiative is a remarkable service that truly enriches the cultural life of the community. For this reason, I hope you will honor us to accept this Community Award which recognizes great service and leadership and celebrates the people who make this such a great place to live.” Thanks to all the volunteers who have given of their time, talents and resources for nearly forty years to #helpushelpEPL.
FEPL Mission Statement:
Friends of the Eugene Public Library(FEPL) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening the Library by encouraging people to be involved and providing financial support for programs and projects. The Friends raise money for Library programs and projects through Second Hand Prose Book Store (located at the Downtown Library, open Monday -Wednesday, First Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday), memberships, our Annual Book Sale, other special book sales and generous donations from throughout our community. Please help us to support the Eugene Public Library. #helpushelpEPL