Testimonials

Got something to say about LOPL? Let us know! Here are some things we've heard from our patrons, program attendees and visitors:

“We love the Lake Oswego Library. It's a place of calm, courtesy and community in an otherwise crazy world. The staff are quiet, pleasant and helpful. The books are like wonderful conversations waiting to be had. Always appreciated, never more so than during the last two years.”

“The library is my favorite place ever. Both my young kids and I use it for everything!”

"Happiness!  I LOVE the Cultural Pass program!  My bestie from Maui is coming to visit starting tomorrow, and thanks to you, we'll have a lovely day wandering the paths at Crystal Springs Grden. She's gonna love it!! Thank you, thank you for making such a treat available." - Debbi R.

“LOVED the Story Walk and look forward to more in the future.”

"Some of my earliest memories of feeling safe, of fitting in, and of being 'okay' are centered around libraries. It is a refuge in an ever-spinning world. The Lake Oswego Library has been the brightest spot for me after a trail of life events that almost took me under. Through the poetry group, I've met amazing writers, and the librarians are incredible. It was my love of books that drove me to write. Without libraries, I wouldn't have been able. I'm grateful to the Lake Oswego library for many things, including stocking my book on their shelf." - Holly M.

"I firmly believe in the power of libraries to foster lifelong learning and connect the community. My family and I are frequent users of the library and take advantage of the depth of services it provides. My children have attended children's programming activities since birth and look forward to seeing the children's librarians at every visit. Drew and Margot both completed reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and are proud to use their bag with the patches they earned every time they check out books. I started reading to my children at a young age to develop phonological skills, which are the building blocks for reading success and a strong academic future. As a familiy, we enjoy the new books that are available at the Rover, have exciting adventures using the Cultural Pass, discover unique items from the Library of Things, and participate in many of the programs for summer activities including the scavenger hunt around Lake Oswego." - Amber B.

“Dear Librarians, We would like to thank you for letting us go on our second grade field trip. We can express our gratitood enuf!  We have alredy entered the Library chalanng. It was really cool to wtch Fill Sort the books! I hope we get to go on another feild trip to the Library soon!!! PS:  thanck's fore the books!!!! best day ever!!!!!!” [sic] 

“LO Library is my haven, the center of our community. I find comfort in the familiar faces, Brian Doyle's Garden, and all the books you could ever want.”

"As a member of the Lake Oswego community, I cannot express enough how invaluable the Lake Oswego Library is, particularly for families with young children. The children's programs, including story time and the Lego Club, have been instrumental in fostering a love for learning and creativity in our family. Moreover, the Library of Things offers a unique opportunity for children to explore various interests and hobbies. The library serves as more than just a place for books; it's a vibrant third place where families gather, connect, and grow together. We are very grateful to have this gem in our own backyard." - America & Francis G.

"Of all the libraries I've visited in the metro area, Lake O's is the best. You have a wonderful selection and very helpful people working there."

"Growing up, the library was one of my favorite places to be. Like many others, I would spend hours browsing the shelves and enjoying a good book in the quiet, cozy atmosphere of the library, thrilled by the fact that I could check out anything I wanted and continue my enjoyment at home. The library is an essential experience every child deserves to have, and an invaluable service to the community. I can't understate the library's influence on the person I am today. Being able to freely access books helped me become fluent in English and develop my interest in writing. From a fourth grader who was fresh to the States and didn't know any English, to the editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, I have the library to thank for this dramatic transformation." - Clio K.

"Thank you for creating and maintaining such a great library. We are so fortunate in LO to have this resource!"

"Easy parking, easy access to books on hold, easy return kiosk."

"Fabulous selection. Easy to find what you need. Open to getting new books. Love the self checkout! Just a fabulous library!"

"Reading, books, and libraries are in my genes. As a child, going to the library was an essential part of my becoming a person. Becoming part of the LO Library 'family' is like coming home again! It keeps me grounded and gives me wings."

Updated 6/6/2024