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Eugene Public Library Holds Community Conversations

Throughout October, The Eugene Public Library will be holding five open discussions on how it can better satisfy visitors’ needs in the next 10 years.

The Eugene Public Library has looked at what improvements other libraries are making and explored the role of libraries in the future. But director Connie Bennett said there was a big piece missing from their visioning, the community’s voice.

Bennett: “The real principle of effective library service is making sure you’re matching what you’re matching what your community’s needs are. I’m hoping that there’s a clear trend that really gives us a forward direction about what we can do to best meet the community’s needs in the next 10 years or more.”  

Bennett says she doesn’t know what to expect from the community but hopes to hear some unexpected and new input.

The conversations will be held at all three Eugene Public Library branches.The first conversation will be held Monday at the downtown library.

Here is the complete list of the conversations:

The Downtown Library:

Monday, October 13, 12:00 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.

The Bethel Branch:

Tuesday, October 14, 12:00 p.m.

The Sheldon Branch:

Thursday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.

For community members who want to give their input but can’t make the sessions, a survey will be available online at the Eugene Public Library website.

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