Our Library


There being only small libraries in Blaine County, our Home Demonstration Club members found it necessary to secure from the extension department and state library, books needed in our work.  In 1947 at the suggestion of our Home Demonstration Agent, Maudie Thompson, a County Council Library was started.  Several books were contributed by Miss Thompson and Miss Bonnie Goodman, a former extension worker, and a few have been given by other individuals.  Each club was assessed $1.00 per year library fee, and a county library committee was appointed.  This practice has continued to the present, and we now have in April 1953, 133 books.  There are books on gardening, cooking, sewing, flower arrangements, gift wrapping, home making and housekeeping, party planning and game books; also religious education books, and many on family life including child development and parent education.  There are good books of fiction for the relaxing hour of a tired busy homemaker; and last but not least some biographies to both entertain and educate.  "The history of the world is the biography of great people."


The Home Demonstration Agent and her assistants check out these books.  As they are busy with other duties it has been the aid of the committee to secure mainly, only those books of special interest to the home maker.  The committee attempts to keep informed on the best books available and carefully considers all requests of clubs; then purchase as many as possible of interest to the most club members.  Usually books have been purchased from 10% to 30% discount.


By recommendation of the County Committee a library chairman has been appointed in each club whose duty it is to promote reading and book reviews by securing these books for her club and seeing that a list of all library books is placed where members can see it.


Other goals are that some time be given to several club meetings each year for the discussion of books and reading as a hobby; also that there be at least one book review each year.


"A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever." --Tupper


Blaine County Council Library


A white bird flying, Aldrich

A Speckled Bird, Wilson

All-Age Bible Quizzes, Hall

Also the Hills, Keyes,

And Now to Live Again, Barton


Bambi, Salton

Bell's On Their Toes, Gilbreth

Blanding's Way, Hodgings

Cheaper by the Dozen, Lancaster

Exit, Wright

Eisenhower, Guenther

FDR's Pictorial Biography, Lorant

Gone With the Wind, Mitchell

Here is Your War, Pyle

In His Steps, Sheldon


Jubilee Trail, Bristow

Junio Miss, Benson

Living Biographies of Famous Women, Thomas & Thomas

Long's Bible Quiz, Long

Mystery Book (donated), Allingham, Lockridge, & Gilbert


Madame Curio, Curio

Magnificent Obsession, Douglas

Mama's Bank Account, Forbes

Mary Wakefield, donated, Rocho

Mr. Skeffington, Doran


My Son, My Son!, Spring


Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Skinner and Kimbrough

Pioneer Doctor, Moorman

Rebecca, Du Maurior


Red Fruit, Bailey

See Here, Private Hargrove, Hargrove

Spring Came on Forever, Aldrich

Starling of the White House, Sugrue and Starling

St. Nicholas' Travels, Pauli


The Autobiography of Will Rogers

The Big Fisherman, Douglas

The Emperor's Physician, Perkins,

The Good Earth, Buck

The Green Years, Cornin


The Greatest Book Ever Written, Oursler

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Oursler

The Human Comedy, Saroyan

The Keyes of the Kingdom, Cronin

The Little Princesses, Crawford


The Man Who Died Twice, Coxo

The Patriot, Buck

The Robe, Douglas

The Story of the Bible, Bowie

The Yearling, Rawlings

Thicker Than Water, Weensch & Albers


Timir and His Gang, Gaider

Together, Marshall

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe

Wake Up, or Blow Up, Laubach

Wings (donated), Saunders

Winter Wheat, Walker


Family Life

An Introduction to Child Study, Strange

As the Twig is Bent, Hohman

Babies are Human Beings, Aldrich

Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book

Care and Training of Children, Goodspeed & Johnson


Delinquent Angels, Kelley

Feeding our Old Fashioned Children, Aldrich

Good Manners, McLoan

Growing Up, Schweinitz

Home and Family Living, Rust

How to Stop Worrying ad Start Living, Carnegie

Improved Equipment for Home Care of the Sick, Saunders

It Runs In the Family, Ellenwood


Letter to Jane, Schultz

Peace of Mind, Liebman


Points for Parents, Wallace

Step by Step in Sex Education, Swift

Take It Easy, Mathews

The Burgess Bird Book for Children, Brown

The Guidance of Mental Growth in Infant and Child, Gesoll


The Youngest of the Family, Garland

Those First Sex Questions, Rice

Training the Toddler, Cleveland

Understanding the Adolescent Girl, Elliott

We, the Parents, Gruenbert


When Children Ask, Bro

You…Your Children…and War, Baruch

Your Carriage, Madam!, Lane

Your Child Meets the World Outside, Boottiger


Game Books

book of Showers, Looming and Gleesen

Fun for Boys and Girls, Greenberg

Games to Make and Play at Home, leomin

Junior Fun in Bed, Kirkus & Scully

Social Games for Recreation, Mason & Mitchell

The Cokesbury Party Book, Depew



American Book, Wallace

An Introduction to Foods and Nutrition, Sherman & Lanford

Art in Everyday Life, Goldstoin,

Collected Verse, Guest

Etiquette, Post


Famous Women of History, Thomas

Garden Flowers in Color, Foley

Garden Magic, Biles

Geography (The Story of the World), Van Loon

Hats and Accessories, Powell


Home and Holiday Verse, Everett

House Keeping Made Easy, Marvin

How-To Cook-Book, Adams

Poems I Remember, Kieran

Robert Rules of Order, Robert

Singer Sewing Book, Picken

Sweets Without Sugar, White

The Art of Wrapping Gifts, Lowrie

The Complete Book of Flower Arrangement, Rockwell & Grayson

When We're Green We Grow, McKimmon


Collected Verse, Edgar Guest

Hulbert's Story of the Bible, Hulbert

The Cokesbury Pary Book, Depew

Recipe for Magie Childhood, Robert Lewis Shayen

God Planed It That Way, Carolyn Edna Muller

Television and Our Children,

You and Your Aging Parents, Edith Stern and Mabel Ross, MD

Missionary Melodies for Children

Consumer Reports Magazine and Year Book 1951 and 1953

Readers Digest Condensed Books (four) for 1953

The Man Called Peter, Peter Marshll


"In books lie the soul of the past and foundation of the future!"