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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…

On the Shelf for October 2020

Hello to all the faithful readers of the Library section of the Lakeviewer!  Hopefully, this section will again become a part of the Lakeviewer. I do have a book which is available in the Betty Barrick Library.  John Adams by David McCullough  It is very interesting and completely historical from beginning to the last page.  I didn’t realize how much John Adams did for the United States from before the start of the revolution through his presidency.  This book opened…

On the Shelf for June 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have wonderful old and new books that are good to read. The Printed Letter Book Shop by Katherine Reay This is the story of four women who have worked in a bookshop in Winsome, Illinois.  Each of the women have their own stories with the shop.  Maddie was the original owner of the shop.  When she died, she left the shop and her house to Madeleine Culler, her great niece, who was a…
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On the Shelf for March 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of books that our readers should enjoy reading! Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown It starts with Wren and her mother living in Australia. Twenty years later, Wren sees a news clip of beached whales in New Zealand. This tragedy causes Wren to check into the Glenwood Psychiatric Hospital to get some help. She has trouble thinking about the whales and if they will survive. After a couple of…

On the Shelf for February 2020

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library I would like to introduce you to two new books and one oldie but goodie that the readers might enjoy reading. To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal, M.D.  She takes you on a journey that you won’t want to put down.  It involves her true life journey to heaven, when she takes a kayak journey in Chile and drowns in an accident.  She journeys to heaven and meets Jesus and is returned to…

On the Shelf January 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of good books that I know you will enjoy reading! Rebeccas’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling (Book 4 of the Daughter’s of Blessing) It takes place in Blessing, North Dakota.  It starts out as a story of Norwegian immigrants that have staked out farms and businesses in Blessing.  Rebecca is dreaming of opening a soda and ice cream shop in Blessing.  She travels to Bismark to visit her cousin Penny.  In…

On the Shelf for December 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have a lot of books, old and new, that our readers will enjoy reading.  The Quilter’s Daughter by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Book 2) This is the continuing story of Abraham Fisher’s family. Abraham has married Fannie Miller. Fannie takes some of the pain from the memory of Zach, being abducted in Book One. Now they celebrate the arrival of two twins that Fannie has delivered. Her daughter, Abby, comes down from Berlin, Ohio…

On the Shelf for November 2019

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library on the shelf We have quite a lot of wonderful books that you might want to read for your next adventure. The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester This is about a young dressmaker who flees from France to America when the Nazis invade the country in World War II. She was a spy in the couturier houses in Paris. In other words, she copied the cut of the new styles and sent them to America…

On the Shelf for October 26, 2019

Love’s Rescue by Tammy Barley A western Romance that will keep you spellbound for more! Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano A romance between an airplane pilot and a pastry chef.

On the Shelf for October 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have a couple of Amish stories by Wanda E. Brustetter, for those who enjoy reading them.                                      On Her Own This is the continuing story of Faith who returned to the home of her youth in Book One, Going Home.  Faith is now married to Noah Hertzler and has two children. Melinda, her daughter from her first marriage, and Isaiah, Noah’s son. She has, of course, joined the Amish faith. You…

On the Shelf for September 2019

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have a lot of old favorites and new books and DVDs in our library.  Please feel free and explore the adventures to be found here. I have a couple of old favorites that you might want to check out. Faith’s Reward by Tammy Barley; book 3 of The Sierra Chronicles. This is set after the Civil War ended in the East, but it hadn’t ended in the west yet.  Jess finds out that…

On the Shelf for August 3, 2019

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library! Please come in and feel free to browse the shelves in the library.  We have history, Christian Life, fiction, devotionals and many more books to explore.  The new book section has many good books in it also.  One of the titles is; Brunch at Bittersweet Café by Carla Lawreano (it is a supper club novel).  It starts out with Melody Johanson working in a bakery making bread from 10 pm to 4:30 am for very…