he Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library have designated gifts of $26,571 to the library. The following gifts have been approved:

Encyclopedia Judaica ($2,198): This will provide an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge for the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel.

Benezit Dictionary of Artists ($1,498): The Lake Oswego Library has art as one of its main areas of emphasis, and this dictionary will be a valuable addition.

High Demand Materials ($6,500): Patrons will have quicker access to new titles.

DVDs for Youth Services ($4,000): Will be able to enhance the highly circulating children's DVD collection with educational series which feature children's books and promotes reading.

Special Programs for Youth ($4,500): Special programs bring youth and their parents into the library. Teen programs include author talks, drawing classes and movie nights.

Cultural Pass Program ($375): Continues the program that allows patrons to visit several museums, gardens and other attractions in the Metro area for free.

Books for Babies ($2,500): Provides brightly colored bags filled with books for newborns, fostering a love of books and reading at an early age.

Holiday Program ($1,000): Provides for celebration of National Poinsettia Day, Dec. 12, with treats and a speaker on winter gardening.($4,000): Provides for Carlos Ruiz Zafon to travel from Barcelona to speak during the Lake Oswego Reads program in February. Zafon is author of 'The Shadow of the Wind,' the book used for the program.

Funds for these gifts are generated by sales from the Booktique, Friends of the Lake Oswego Library's used book store in Mercantile Plaza that is operated by volunteers.

Lake Oswego Reads Author Visit

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