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Flight to Heaven – A Pilot’s True Story by Dale Black This enjoyable book can be found in the History/Biography section of the Library. The following is the review found on the book cover. “Flight to Heaven is a beautifully written and amazing account of life, death – and life again. In the early days of his flying career, Capt. Dale Black was a passenger in a horrific airplane crash which some have called the most ironic in aviation history.…

On the Shelf for Feb. 2021

In the “New Books” section of the Library is a small book of 140 pages that someone recently donated called “The Glory of Heaven – Inspiring True Stories and Answers to Common Questions” by Betty Malz. There are many books with individuals telling their experiences of visiting heaven and we all have different perceptions concerning death and what heaven will be like. Even so, we all desire and anticipate our arrival in heaven – to feel that complete love and…

On the Shelf for January 2021

Here is a novel that I could not put down and one I find thought-provoking and heart-wrenching with surprising twists: How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petershein Here is what the book review states: “When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed in a bombing overseas, she travels to Wisconsin Mennonite community with her daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury them, grieve, and piece together their next steps. They are welcomed by Elam Albrecht, her husband’s cousin, who invites…


It”s the New Year and the beginning of a new UMW Reading Program. This is the first time the program will span two years instead of one. For a better explanation of the Reading Program, Andris Salter, the Operations Officer of United Methodist Women writes in the November/December RESPONSE magazine: “The purpose of the Reading Program is to better understand and participate in God’s mission today, to increase sensitivity to all human beings, to explore contemporary issues and to enhance…

News from the Library

Here’s something I would guess not many of you know about our Library.  Each month we receive the Large Print version of The Reader’s Digest.  It is the same uplifting, witty and wonderful magazine we all grew up with.  The recent copies are on the right table and back issues in the magazine rack on the north wall.  Stop by and check them out. Four times a year we receive the Reader’s Digest Large Print Select Editions of condensed novels. …

On the Shelf for December 2020

Hello dear friends from the Betty Barrick Library staff members. Many months have passed since the Library was open and I know you are ready to return the books you checked out in March and find some other interesting and entertaining ones. Well you can now do so as the Library is available for your use Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. So, check your home bookshelves for any books that need to be returned and come…

Betty Barrick Library News

In case you missed the On the Shelves article in the December Lakeviewer, the Library is now open.  We need your help to bring the circulation numbers up.  It is surprising to me but there are too many books on our shelves that have never been checked out and I am wondering why.  So do stop in and browse the shelves and see what we have to offer. As to my wondering why too many books remain unread, we welcome…

2020 UMW Reading Program

LAKEVIEW UNITED METHODIST WOMEN For those members who are participating in the 2020 UMW ReadingProgram, please stop in the Library and bring your Reading Program Formup to date. They must be completed by December 4th . It has been a roughyear for the Program but we have done our best. Next year will be better!Your Reading Program Forms are in the small binder on the UMWbookshelves. If you have a question, please contact Jeannie Hill A big thank you to…
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July & August On the Shelf

On the Shelf Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library. All are welcome to use our library. We have new and older books that are excellent reads. Pearl by Lauraine Snelling Today I am featuring one of our older books that explores the Dakota Territory of 1884. This is the second book of the Dakota Treasures Series. If you haven’t read this series, you will surely enjoy this one! It is about a lady named Pearl, who taught school for the…
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June’s On the Shelf

On the Shelf for June The Library has three new books available for your reading pleasure. The following Publisher’s Descriptions and Editorial Comments for each book will help you decide which one you want first! The summer is long and hot so stop by to check out any of our wonderful selections. The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford This is an uplifting and inspiring book. You will journey through the Holy Land with Kathie Lee…
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Betty Barrick Library

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! One of my favorite sections in the Betty Barrick Library is the Christian Living section located on the right side of the Library. You will find books by authors such as Billy Graham, Barbara Johnson, Max Lucado, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren and Phillip Yancy. There will be books to help you through the various tough times in life, books to restore your faith, make you laugh, to help in getting healthy, get answers about…
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Book Club

Thurs, April 26, 10 a.m., Betty Barrick Library. Read a book recently that you’d like to share? Want to make new friends? Join us for lively discussions and a time of fellowship! United Methodist Women sponsor this club, but it is not just for women, but for EVERYONE!
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