“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~C.S. Lewis

On the Shelf for June 2020


Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library!

We have wonderful old and new books that are good to read.

printed-letter-bookshopThe 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 lawyer in a firm in Chicago.  This is another book you will have to read to the end.  I know you won’t be able to put it down!

ToughCookiesTough Cookies by Kathy Cloninger (2015 UMW Book)

This book opens up the readers eyes as to what has evolved in Girl Scouts since Juliette Gordon Lowe carried a copy of Baden-Powell’s Scouting Manual in 1912.  She established Girl Guide troop in Scotland and two in England before sailing to America to start troops here for girls.  Since then Girl Scouts has become what it is today through all the changes for the better in helping to instill leadership in the girls so they can become a successful portion of whatever they choose to do!

Where We Belong by Lynn AustinWhere We Belong by Lynn Austin

This story is a fictional story based on the lives of Agnes and Margaret Smith, born in Scotland in 1843.  The girls in the book are Rebecca and Flora Hawes and they get bored going to a school of girls in Chicago around the 1860’s.  They decide to go on an adventure to the train station and cruise lines to get everything in line for a trip to France.  Thinking if they got all the information that they could persuade their father to take them to Paris.  They have some bumps on the road, but it leads them to some pretty astounding finds and adventures!  This is a fast and moving read. I hope to see you there!

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