West Coast Bank Is the Presenting Sponsor of the Citywide Reading Project Lake Oswego Reads

Reading Program Launches Lake Oswego's Centennial Year

Jan 26, 2010, 17:07 ET from West Coast Bancorp

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of Lake Oswego Reads for the fourth consecutive year.  The free community program distributes hundreds of books to Lake Oswego Public Library card holders and offers more than 30 exceptional programs, engaging workshops and lively festivities during the month of February.

This year's book selection, The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, explores small-town, early-twentieth century American life and ties into Lake Oswego's centennial year in 2010. The author will be speaking at Lake Oswego High School auditorium about "Passion, Precision, and Whistling a Work Song" on February 17 at 7 PM. For more information, see www.lakeoswegoreads.org.

Library Director Bill Baars said, "The success of Lake Oswego Reads over the last four years demonstrates the community's love of books, intellectual pursuits and thoughtful discussion. We are grateful to West Coast Bank for making it possible."

Regional President Dave Hansen said, "West Coast Bank is pleased to develop a sense of community in the regions we serve through worthwhile activities like Lake Oswego Reads."

West Coast Bancorp (Nasdaq: WCBO) is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.7 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. The Company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.wcb.com.

SOURCE West Coast Bancorp