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LAZINFEST = Adult Summer Reading

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

LAZINFEST is our Summer Reading program for adults.  Read books!  Win prizes!  Escape reality!

LAZINFEST*                                                                 

 Adult Summer Reading Program

LAZINFEST?  In a nutshell, it's our adult summer reading program.
You read books, you fill out a form for each book you read, then we draw for prizes.  Easy.  Fun.

 

Check this page in late spring 2014 for more information about LAZINFEST 2014!

 
       YOUR LAZINFEST READING BILL OF RIGHTS 
 
• You have the right never to apologize for your reading tastes.
• You have the right to read anything you want.
• You have the right to read anywhere you want... in the bathtub, in the car, in the grocery store, under the porch, or while walking the dog.
• You have the right to read in bed. Under the covers. With a flashlight.
• You have the right to carry books in your baggage at all times.
• You have the right to read in exotic settings.
• You have the right to move your lips when you read.
• You have the right to read the good parts out loud to your nearest and dearest.
• You have the right to refuse to read the good parts out loud to your nearest and dearest.
• You have the right to read and eat at the same time. (This right, however, does not include the right to use food as a bookmark when you are reading library books. Even if it's the very best potato salad.)
• You have the right to read naked. 
• You have the right to read as many books as you want at the same time.
• You have the right to throw any book on the floor and jump up and down on it (provided that you paid for it first).
• You have the right to ignore the critics at the New York Review of Books.
• More importantly, you have the right to ignore the critics in your immediate family.
• You have the right to stop reading a book whenever you decide it's not worth the effort, or that you simply don't like it.
• You have the right to refuse to read any book anyone else picks out for you. Even if it's a birthday present. (This is associated with your right to refuse to wear any necktie or perfume you receive as a gift.)
• You have the right to skip all the boring parts.
• You have the right to read the last chapter first.
• You have the right to read the last chapter first and then put the book back on the shelf.
• You have the right to refuse to read any book where you don't like the picture of the author.

FINALLY, and most important:
• If you do not have a book of your own, your tax dollars will ensure that that you have access to one through your local public library.

This Bill of Rights (origin unknown) has been brought to you by the librarians of the Lake Oswego Public Library.  For more helpful stuff along these lines, contact Kiira K. Taylor at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, 503-697-6581, ktaylor@ci.oswego.or.us

 * ‘Lesen’ (pronounced LAZIN or LAY-zen) is the German word meaning “to read.”