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Lake Oswego Public Library

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Lake Oswego Reads 2015

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

The Lake Oswego Reads Steering Committee has begun the selection process for a book for Lake Oswego Reads 2015, and we would like to hear your suggestions. In order to be considered, the book must be available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, and be appropriate for high school age and older. These criteria makes this event accessible to as many of our community members as possible, allowing more people of all ages to take part.

The Steering Committee for Lake Oswego Reads includes librarians, community leaders, high school English teachers, and high school students. We meet monthly and read and read and read. Some years the committee has read over 30 books before selecting the winner!

The purpose of Lake Oswego Reads is to provide an enjoyable and accessible common reading experience for the entire city of Lake Oswego and promote the public library as an educational and cultural hub for the community. This program is designed to bring people together by inviting participants to read a novel and enjoy a series of events that expand on the cultural, social, and political themes that tie the novel together.

The past books that Lake Oswego Reads has experienced are: Shadow of the Wind (2007), Three Cups of Tea (2008), Stubborn Twig (20090, The Whistling Season (2010), Cutting for Stone (2011), Mink River (2012), Running the Rift (2013), and the Centennial Celebration of William Stafford (2014).

Suggestions can be emailed to or dropped off at the Library.