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

On the Shelf for September 2021

“The only thing you absolutely have to know
is the location of the library.”
Albert Einstein

Lakeview’s library is in Fellowship Hall. Come see us, our books would love to meet you.

I am so glad I volunteered to help in the library. I am finding such treasures to read. You never know what will happen when you volunteer. It’s all good.

World War II, who remembers it? Ration Books with all the little stamps, limited quantities of just about everything, and neighbors helping neighbors, who remembers? Who remembers those days? Hard days but good days. Days of love and caring and bravery, who remembers? If you do or want to know how life was then, this book is for you.

North Platte Nebraska, troop trains, Christmas day1941, that was when it all began. Farmers and city folks gathered together to meet, greet, and feed the troops on the train that day, and all the rest of the trains on that day, and the next day and the next day and the next day until March 1946. These folks fed 10’s upon 10’s of thousands of soldiers. Where did all of this food, money, and ration stamps come from? These were just ordinary folks, scraping by, trying their best to take care of their own families. Yet, here they all were working together for a common purpose. Working together for America. This is not only the story of the people in North Platte, this is a story about the men they fed. It is also about what those Nebraskans meant to those soldiers, then and now. This author, Bob Greene, traveled around the country and interviewed many of the men that were on those troop trains that stopped in North Platte. This story will warm your heart and fill you with a sense of pride. The name of this book is;

Once upon a Town by Bob GreeneOnce upon a Town by Bob Greene

If I had been the editor I would have called it The Miracle in North Platte, You will find this book under the History and Biography section. I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did. And the second I put this book down my husband picked it up and read it straight through. He really enjoyed it too. Go for it.

When you come visit us look around and see what else we have. Check out the New Book section and our fiction section. We also have a great Biblical reference section. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces.

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