A Sense of Place: Engage Through the Library!

Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO)

Funding Received: 2015
Joseph, OR
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

In Eastern Oregon, rural public libraries are one of the few public gathering spaces that connect rural communities in 15 counties and 3 Native American reservations that call the region home. In this project, the region’s libraries are coming together to create programs, exhibits and a mapping project that will work with local residents to identify and highlight the creative and cultural resources in their communities. Thirty public libraries will collaborate in "A Sense of Place: Engage at the Library!" in an effort to strengthen ties among geographically isolated communities.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Oct 4, 2016
"Harvesting Our Stories,” happening Friday during First Friday, is both meal and art show, and the culmination of an Arts in Education of the Gorge... Read More
Sep 27, 2016
When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork... Read More
Mar 16, 2016
A documentary film based on the re-creation of a 3,200-mile road trip by four Seattle women provides a visual time capsule that explores how the... Read More
Feb 5, 2016
Humans tell stories — to remember, to understand, to connect with each other. Everyone has a story (or two, or four, or ...) that deserves... Read More
Jan 11, 2016
Grant Will Help Bring Art, Workshops To Baker City Library A grant from ArtPlace America is bringing more art and workshops into rural libraries across... Read More
Aug 7, 2015
The Libraries of Eastern Oregon received a national grant awarded by ArtPlace America. Lyn Craig, LEO executive director, said the $250,000 will be used for... Read More
In July of 2015, I was approached by Perry Stokes of Libraries of Eastern Oregon, and the Director of the Baker County Library District, about...Read more