2016/17 Annual Meeting
President Connie Regali welcomed members and guests to the 2016/17 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 13 in the Singer Room of the Downtown EPL. After refreshments were served, she presented the 2016/17 Annual Report, thanked the 2016/17 Board and led the election of the 2017/18 Officers and Directors. After a discussion of our accomplishments during the 2016/17 year, President Regali led a discussion and vote regarding our annual gift to the Eugene Public Library. As a result of the very hard work of many, many dedicated volunteers throughout the past year, we are pleased to give $100,000 to EPL. For detailed information in the 2016/17 Annual Report, click here.
2017 Honored Friend
We are very proud to announce our 2017 Honored Friend, Jan Guthrie. Jan is a retired EPL staffer - among other positions, she was the longtime Bookmobile driver. An always enthusiastic, cheerful FEPL volunteer, she has been involved with most of our activities from processing incoming material donations to three very long days at the Annual Booksale; she can also be found at our pop up minisales throughout the year. Her volunteer hours must number in the thousands. Jan is always a mainstay of our important activities. A very worthy Honored Friend, congratulations, Jan.
2016 Community Award presented to Friends of Eugene Public Library and The Eugene Public Library Foundation for support and advancement of the Eugene Public Library.
Since 1976, the Friends have raised more than 1 million dollars to support Library projects including:
- Children, teen, and adult programs, including storytimes, classes, performances, lectures, and Summer Reading for all ages
- Author talks and special events
- Start-up of the Sheldon and Bethel Branch Libraries
- Contributions toward the opening of the Downtown Library
- Audio books, DVDs, music CDs and other collections
How do we do it?
The Friends raise money for Library programs and projects through our
- Annual April Book Sale
- Second Hand Prose Bookstore
- Special sales
- Online sales through Amazon and eBay
- Financial donations
- Membership dues
All Friends’ projects and events are run entirely by volunteers. We always need help - click here to sign up!
All donations are tax-deductible. Donate here; thank you.