New Memorial Books

New memorial books, living memorial books and gifts at the Wall Lake Public Library.


The following books have been given in memory of Marge Quirk from her family and friends:
My Sister's Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark
The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher
My Brother's Crown by Mindy Starns Clark
An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray
Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas
An Amish Home by Beth Wiseman
Amelia and the Captain by Lori Copeland
The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston
Flight Patterns by Karen White
Sweet as Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
A Bee in Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand
Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Chasing Shadows by Karen Harper
The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston
A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
Sunrise Canyon by Janet Dailey
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly has been given in memory of Marjorie Quirk from Callen and Judy Northam


Come Sundown by Nora Roberts in large print given in memory of Bev Dumdei from Ray & Jan Fredrichs

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury in large print given in honor of Mary Lou Gosch Koenck's 85th Birthday - Class of 1950 - from Ed Ewoldt

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean given in memory of Rollie Simpson from Charles and Marilyn Hundling

Letterman : The Last Giant of Late Night by Jason Zinoman given in honor of John Geake's 30 years of service with the Wall Lake Fire Department - Class of 1977 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Art of Gardening: Design, Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer by R. William Thomas given in memory of Dave Gehling from Wall Lake American Legion

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman in large print in memory of Bev Dumdei from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

You'll Get Through This : Hope and Help for your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado in large print given in memory of Jean Dierenfeld Westrom - Class of 1950 - from Ed Ewoldt

Legos and base plates to start a Lego program at the library have been given in memory of Richard "Doc" Blum from John and Karen Goodenow

Silent Heroes : A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience by Rick Greenberg given in memory of Richard "Doc" Blum - Class of 1961 - from Ed Ewoldt

Semper Cool : One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam by Barry Fixler given in memory of Richard "Doc" Blum from Wall Lake American Legion

Baseball Genius by Tim Green and Derek Jeter given in honor of Ross Hopkin's 90th Birthday (Class of 1944) from Ed Ewoldt

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly given in memory of Marjorie Quirk from Callen and Judy Northam Family

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman given in memory of Francis Olerich from the Wall Lake American Legion

A Culinary History of Iowa by Darcy Maulsby given in honor of Betty Roth's 90th Birthday - Class of 1944 - from Ed Ewoldt

Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott in large print given in memory of Donald Lamaak from Wall Lake American Legion

Pearl Harbor : 75 Years Later : A Day of Infamy and Its Legacy by Life given in memory of LeRoy Leitz from Ed Ewoldt

The General vs. the President : MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands given in memory of LaVerne "Pete" Lamaak from the Wall Lake American Legion 

Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott in large print given in memory of LaVerne "Pete" Lamaak from Ed Ewoldt

The Innovative Pioneers 4-H Group, coordinated by Laura Steinkamp, have donated the following books to the library: Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids & How Its Lessons Could Change Food & Farming Forever by Kiera Butler and 4-H Stories from the Heart edited by Dan Tabler

All the Gallant Men : The First Memoir by a USS Arizona Survivor by Donald Stratton in large print given in memory of Louis Mathwig from the Wall Lake American Legion

Three books by Carson Ode : Celebrate Iowa : an entertaining tour of 103 festivals and events; Iowa - Spaces, Places, Faces : an entertaining ride through 99 counties and Iowa Culture - Past and Present : an entertaining trip for historical explorers and cultural adventurers plus a one year subscription to Iowa History Journal has been donated to the library from Ed Ewoldt.

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow given in memory of Louis Mathwig from Ed Ewoldt

A Higher Call : An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos given in honor of Kenneth Stephens 90th Birthday - Class of 1944 from Ed Ewoldt

Shooter's Bible has been given in memory of Donald Rodman - Class of 1955 - from Ed Ewoldt

And If I Perish : Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee given in honor of Ethel Geake Hughes - Class of 1940 - in recognition of her service as an Army Nurse during World War II from Ed Ewoldt

Between Breaths : A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas in large print given in honor of Esther Bielema's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

The following large print books have been purchased in memory of Frances Baumhover from her family: The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray; The Island House by Nancy Thayer; The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston; No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer; and The House on Windridge by Tracie Peterson.

McFarland USA in DVD given in honor of Leroy Bieret and Dennis Peters for their community spirit from Ed Ewoldt

I Can Do That! : Woodworking Projects : 48 quality furniture projects that require minimal experience and tools by Popular Woodworking given in memory of James Obman - Class of 1957 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Quilter's Bible by Linda Clements given in memory of Marge Frank - Class of 1945 -from Ed Ewoldt 

Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel in large print given in memory of Irene Crampton from Ed Ewoldt

Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy Garlock in large print in honor of Viola Peters 100th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs in large print in memory of Vicki Obman Rogers from Ray & Jan Fredrichs

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer in large print in memory of Irene Kratchovil-Gosch (Mrs. Ferdinand Gosch) from Ed Ewoldt

2 dolls and a set of magna tiles for the children's room have been given in memory of Lorraine Albrecht from her family

Destiny and Power : The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham given in memory of Harrison Hoft - Class of 1949 - from Ed Ewoldt

Magic by Danielle Steel in large print given in memory of Lorraine Albrecht from Ed Ewoldt

When Calls the Heart : Season One and When Calls the Heart : Season Two in DVD given in memory of Darrell & Carol Arneil from Jayne Stairs

Miracles from Heaven in DVD given in honor of Darwin & Darlene Becker's 65th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth given in memory of Master Chief Raymond G. Wiese USN RET 11/4/1916 - 5/17/2016 - Class of 1936 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Highwayman by Craig Johnson in large print given in memory of Jeryl Reiter from Wall Lake American Legion

The Last Mile by David Baldacci in large print given in memory of Jeryl Reiter from Ed Ewoldt

The following large print books have been given in memory of Darlene Quistorff from her family: Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer, As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark, The Atonement by Beverly Lewis, Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller and Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber.

The Complete Illustrated Children's Bible by J. Emmerson-Hicks given in memory of JoAnn Reiter from Ed Ewoldt

Popcorn by Rowena Womack given in memory of Thomas J. Lockhart from Wall Lake American Legion

A one year subscription to Iowa History Journal has been given to the library from Ed Ewoldt.  The Nov/Dec 2015 issue features an article about Andy Williams.

Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer in large print in honor of Bonnie Aschinger's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

Legendary Farm Tractors: A Photographic History by Andrew Morland given in memory of Dick Reiter - Class of 1944 - from Ed Ewoldt

Cross Justice by James Patterson in large print in memory of Karen (Gosch) Hougard - Class of 1957 - from Ed Ewoldt

Live Right and Find Happiness by Dave Barry given in memory of Bill Henrich from Merlin and Darlene Wollesen

Art That Changed the World by Dorling-Kindersley given in memory of Andy Williams from Ed Ewoldt

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger in large print given in memory of Virtus Pittman from Wall Lake American Legion

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter in large print given in memory of Blenna (Barr) Blessington - Class of 1947 - from Ed Ewoldt

Lonesome Dove in DVD given in honor of Darrell and Thelma Schroeder's 65th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

The Tootin' Louie : A History of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway by Don L. Hofsommer given in honor of Keith Graber - Class of 1979 - for his service to Wall Lake and the Wall Lake Depot from Ed Ewoldt

The Horse Whisperer DVD given in memory of Lester Peters from Ed Ewoldt

Taking Chance DVD given in honor of Peggy Dettman's retirement from the Sac County Veteran's Office from Ed Ewoldt

125 True Stories of Amazing Animals by National Geographic Kids given in memory of Melba Auen - Class of 1932 - from Ed Ewoldt

See Me by Nicholas Sparks in large print given in honor of Deb Brotherton's service to Wall Lake as Co-Chairman of the 2015 Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt - Class of 1977

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham in large print given in memory of Virtus Pittman from United Bank of Iowa (Ida Grove)

A Common Struggle by Patrick Kennedy given in honor of GaeSchroeder - Class of 1972 - President of Bank Midwest in Wall Lake - from Ed Ewoldt

Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance in large print given in memory of Duane "Scotty" Hoagland from Wall Lake American Legion

Pitch Perfect 2 DVD given in honor of Bill Brotherton's service to Wall Lake as Co-Chairman of the 2015 Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt - Class of 1978

Furious 7 DVD given in honor of Rod Drost's service to Wall Lake as Co-Chairman of the 2015 Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis in large print given in honor of Esther Bielema - Class of 1944 - for her community service with the Historical Society/Andy Williams Home from Ed Ewoldt

13 Hours : The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff given in honor of Dennis and Pat Paysen's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Dennis - Class of 1963 and Pat - Class of 1965 - from Ed Ewoldt

Keeper's Reach by Carla Neggers in large print given in memory of Lois Johnson's brother, Robert D. Johnson from the Wall Lake Library Board and Staff

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer in large print in memory of LaMorn Kropf from the Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber in large print given in honor of Lisa Drost's service to Wall Lake as Co-Chairman of the 2015 Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt

The Gift by Wanda Brunstetter in large print given in memory of Dennis Langbein - Class of 1971 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Longest Ride in DVD (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks) given in memory of Marsha Dixon - Class of 1974 - from Ed Ewoldt

John F. Kennedy : a photographic story of a life by Howard S. Kaplan and Moon River : The Very Best of Andy Williams on CD given in memory of John P. Lawler from Merlin and Darlene Wollesen.

A Simple Prayer by Amy Clipston in large print given in memory of Marvel Burchell from Sandie Roth

The President Has Been Shot! : The Assassination of JFK by James L. Swanson given in memory of John P. Lawler from Ed Ewoldt

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr in large print given in memory of Vivalee Pittman Pickhinke - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

American Sniper : the autobiography of SEAL Chris Kyle, (USN 1999-2009), the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history given in memory of Bill Schrader from Sandie Roth

When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer in large print in honor of Lillian Schroeder's 90th Birthday - Class of 1942 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Healing Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter in large print given in memory of Dorothy Dreessen from Ed Ewoldt

The Maze Runner in DVD given in memory of Lindsey Quirk from Ed Ewoldt

The Giver in DVD given in memory of Lindsey Quirk from Don and Mary Jane Oxendale

If I Stay in DVD given in memory of Bailey Jacobsen from Ed Ewoldt

I Was Here by Gayle Forman given in memory of Bailey Jacobsen from Don and Mary Jane Oxendale

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America given in memory of Dale Marsh from Wall Lake American Legion

The Wild Gun by Jory Sherman in large print given in memory of H.F. Schroeder from Ed Ewoldt

The Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook by Garret Romaine given in memory of Dick Suntken from Wall Lake American Legion

My Name is Old Glory: A Celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner by Martha LaGuardia given in memory of Jim Ohden from Wall Lake American Legion

The Cat Encyclopedia given in honor of Melba Auen's 100th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston in large print given in memory of Bernard Fertig from Wall Lake American Legion

Pioneer Girl : The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder given in memory of LaVon Vogel Herrig from Marge Stickrod

Tried and True by Mary Connealy in large print given in memory of H.F. "Gus" Schroeder from Wall Lake American Legion

Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher in large print given in memory of LaVon Vogel Herrig - Class of 1947 - from Ed Ewoldt

Gray Mountain by John Grisham in large print given in memory of Dennis Gonnerman from the Wall Lake American Legion

A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015 given in memory of Norbert "Bing" Miller from the Wall Lake American Legion

Lincoln : An Intimate Portrait by Life given in memory of Bob Mohr from the Wall Lake American Legion

The Garage Sale Millionaire: make money with hidden finds from garage sales to storage unit auctions and everything in between by Aaron LaPedis and Garage Sale Mania by Robert J. Morrissette given in memory of Evelyn Fullmer from Denny and Gae Schroeder and family

The River by Beverly Lewis in large print in memory of Myra Kroeger from Wall Lake Euchre Club (Cecelia Rohde, Mary Lou Koenck, Norma Bieret, Marlene Schmidt, Sharon Faber, Marie Steinkamp, and Pat Paysen)

Joyful by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print in memory of Myra Kroeger - Class of 1949 - from Ed Ewoldt

A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen in memory of Geneva Gotsch from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior : A Personal Story of a Vietnam Veteran Who Lost His Legs But Found His Soul by Allen Clark in memory of Eugene Cook from Wall Lake American Legion

Until Tuesday : A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan in large print in memory of Eugene Cook - Class of 1965 - from Ed Ewoldt

Noah in DVD given in memory of Gary Roth - Class of 1969 - from Ed Ewoldt

A Lego table given in memory of Warren Yohnke from his family

A Dream for Tomorrow by Melody Carlson in large print in memory of Duane Rohde from Wall Lake American Legion

Westward Hearts by Melody Carlson in large print in memory of Duane Rohde from Ed Ewoldt

Home Run by Travis Thrasher in large print in memory of John Terlisner - Class of 1949 - from Ed Ewoldt

Home Run in DVD given in memory of Lisa Paysen - Class of 1991 - from Ed Ewoldt

Waking Up in Heaven by Chrystal McVea in large print in memory of Lorraine Schluter - Class of 1957 - from Ed Ewoldt

Child of Mine by David & Beverly Lewis in large print given in honor of Irma Tounget's 94th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans in large print given in memory of Normadine Vogel from Wall Lake American Legion Auxilliary

Health Benefits and Healing Powers of Vitamin C and Health Benefits and Healing Powers of Vitamin D by Ellie Morgan given in honor of Emma Gosch's 105th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers in large print in memory of Monica Lawler - Class of 1939 - from Ed Ewoldt

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire western series) given in memory of Danny Wollesen from Ed Ewoldt

Thomas Kinkade's Harbor of the Heart by Katherine Spencer in large print in memory of Normadine Vogel - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Day Kennedy Died : 50 Years Later LIFE Remembers the Man and the Moment in honor of Gary & Sharon Faber's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

Growing Up : the magical memories of childhood by Reminsce in memory of Alvin Roth from Wall Lake American Legion

Remenisce magazine for 1 year given in memory of Alvin Roth from Ed Ewoldt

Heaven is a Wonderful Place by Joanne Marxhausen given in memory of Danny Nuetzman from his family

Severed Trust by Margaret Daley in large print given in memory of Ambrose Steinkamp from Charles & Marilyn Hundling

The Chance by Robyn Carr in large print given in honor of Albert & Shirley Ohden's 60th Wedding Anniversary

A Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson in large print given in memory of Kathryn Meyer from Ed Ewoldt

The following large print books in memory of Irene Meister from her family: All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini, The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Songs of Christmas by Thomas Kinkade, and The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller in large print in honor of Dorothy Clausen's Retirement from Library Board and Staff

Choosing Gratitude : Learning to Love the Life You Have by James A. Autry given in memory of Danny Nuetzman - Class of 1983 - from Ed Ewoldt

Go Ahead and Dream by Karen Kingsbury and NFL quarterback Alex Smith given in memory of Mavis Bartlett - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

Daughters of the Promise Series by Beth Wiseman: Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, Plain Proposal and Plain Peace and 2 books by Cindy Woodsmall: For Every Season and The Dawn of Christmas - all in large print - given in memory of Kay Determan from her family

When Will the Heaven Begin? (This is Ben Breedlove's Story) by Ally Breedlove and Swept Away by Mary Connealy in large print given in memory of Carol Arneil from the Girl's Pitch Club

The following books given in memory of a very dear friend : Joan Altmanshofer -from Karen Casey, Bonnie Stone, Judy Ogren, Carolyn Gregg, Sandie Roth, Sharon Richardson, Dorothy Hannasch, Mavis Hiremath, Monica Burns, Marlene Schmidt, and Mary Jo Hauser:"G" is for Gumshoe, "H" is for Homicide, "I" is for Innocent by Sue Grafton in large print and The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Locomotive by Brian Floca given in memory of Jack Stickrod from Wall Lake American Legion

Promise Me Texas by Jodi Thomas in large print in memory of Ferdinand Gosch from Wall Lake American Legion

6 bean bag chairs and 18 flannel board stories given in memory of Lois Hightshoe from her family

102 Minutes : The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer given in honor of Bill & Deb Brotherton - Co-Chairs of the Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt

Cinders : A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett in memory of Jack Stickrod from Ed Ewoldt

Peace : A Crittenden County Christmas Novel by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print given in memory of Ed Reiter from Mardell Schade

The following books given in memory of Barbara Bieret Ponkow from Darlene Lundberg, George Bieret, Bill & Lucille Geake, Paul & Norma Bieret, and Leroy & Reva Bieret : Letters of a German American Farmer by Johannes Gillhoff, Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life on Anne Sullivan Macy and Her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller by Kim E. Nielsen, and Wonder: Moments That Keep You Falling in Love with Life by Arthur Gordon.

The Hero by Robyn Carr in large print given in memory of Edwin N. Reiter from Wall Lake American Legion

One Summer : America, 1927 by Bill Bryson in large print given in memory of Timothy L. Solt from Wall Lake American Legion

A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods in large print given in memory of Ed Reiter from Dorothy Clausen

The following books by Phyllis A. Collmann have been given in memory of Jim Roth from his family: Rose's Betrayal and Survival, Rose's Triumphant Return, Rose's Heart's Decision, Rose's Dream Fulfilled, Rose's Unexpected Tragedy, Rose's Nightmare Returns, Rose and the Secret Passage, and Rose's Renter's Shameful Secret.

Iron Man 3 DVD given in honor of Rod and Lisa Drost - Co-Chairs of the Wall Lake Farm Festival from Ed Ewoldt

The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis given in memory of Mary Sue Boeckman from the Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

 Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard given in honor of Charles and Betty Brotherton - 2013 Grand Marshals of the Wall Lake Farm Festival Parade

Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print in memory of Ed Reiter from Ed Ewoldt

Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell in large print in memory of Ed Reiter from Lake View 60+ Meal Site

The following books have been given in memory of Kathy Suntken from the Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary: Rocks and Minerals - Dorling Kindersley Pocket Genius and Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals : identification, values and lapidary uses by Patti Polk.

A to Z of Crochet : the ultimate guide for the beginner to advanced crocheter by Sue Gardiner in honor of Dorothy Dreesen's 100th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

Draft Horse Journal for 1 year given in honor of Glenn Determann's induction into the Draft Horse Hall of Fame from Ed Ewoldt

Under a Texas Sky by Dorothy Garlock in large print given in memory of Sharon Statin Peters from Ed Ewoldt

A CD/DVD disc cleaner/repair machine has been purchased in memory of Bernadine Hink with the following memorial gifts from: Ed and Diane McClure; Dan and Janet Snyder; Pauline Vauble; John and Lila Oxendale; and Don and Mary Jane Oxendale.

A new computer has been purchased in memory of Maye Paysen with the following memorial gifts from: Marge Stickrod; Neil and Marie Steinkamp; Wall Lake Library Board; George and Sandi Schmitt, Travis and Teresa, Brian and Brenda and families; Doc's Coffee Gals; Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary and Ed Ewoldt.

The following books given in memory of Maye Paysen from John and Berniece Hendrick: More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt, Pete the Cat The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean,  Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, and Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

The print "This is Iowa" donated to the library by Kent and Jill Stentsland.

A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans in large print in memory of Don Vogel - Class of 1949 - from Ed Ewoldt

Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse by Robert Knott given in honor of Gus and Lillian Schroeder's 65th Wedding Anniversary from Joe and Jody Fischer

A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson given in honor of Gus and Lillian Schroeder's 65th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller in large print in memory of Bonnie Crampton Wilken - Class of 1946 - from Ed Ewoldt

Ray of Light by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print in memory of Ferd Gosch - Class of 1937 - from Ed Ewoldt

Eisenhower (Great Generals Series) by John Wukovits in memory of Peggy Brotherton from Ed Ewoldt

Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era by James McPerson in memory of Charles Brown from Wall Lake American Legion

With the Old Breed : At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge in memory of Lonnie Brown from Wall Lake American Legion

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline in memory of Don Crampton from Ed Ewoldt

Oh So Tiny Bunny by David Kirk in memory of Brenda Rardin from Bill and Lucille Geake

A Time for Trumpets : The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge by Charles B. MacDonald given by Hugh Storm

The Guardian by Beverly Lewis in large print in memory of Darrell Arneil from Ed Ewoldt

Perfect Timing by Catherine Anderson in large print in memory of Flora Armstrong Bozzone - Class of 1942 - from Ed Ewoldt

A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling in large print in memory of Carol Arneil from Ed Ewoldt

The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson in memory of Carol Arneil from Charles and Marilyn Hundling

Waiting for Morning by Margaret Brownley in large print in memory of Carol Arneil from Mardell Schade

Celebrate Iowa : an entertaining tour of 103 festivals and events by Carson Ode given in memory of Bill Schwanz from the Wall Lake American Legion

Daybreak by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print in memory of Carol Arneil from Edna Huff

A Touch of Wonder by Arthur Gordon in memory of Darrell Arneil from Jody Fischer

The Discovery - a six-part serial novel series by Wanda E. Brunstetter given in memory of Carol Arneil by Jody Fischer.  Book titles are : A Goodbye to Yesterday, The Silence of Winter, The Hope of Spring, The Pieces of Summer, A Revelation in Autumn, and A Vow for Always.

Home By Dark by Marta Perry in large print in memory of Carol Arneil from Dorothy Clausen

Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury in memory of Betty Blum - Class of 1945 - "a dear old classmate" from Ed Ewoldt

Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley in large print in memory of Norbert Potthoff from Wall Lake American Legion

Zoo by James Patterson in large print given in memory of Larry Faust from Wall Lake American Legion

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub in large print given in memory of Larry Faust from Neil & Marie Steinkamp

Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller in large print given in honor of Duane "Scottie" Hoaglund's 80th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

Nightengale Way by Emily March in large print given in memory of Ruby Determan from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

A Texan's Promise by Shelley Gray in large print given in honor of Jack Lamaak's 80th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods in large print given in honor of Mary Margaret Schroeder's 80th Birthday - Class of 1949 - from Ed Ewoldt

Something to Share: Our Enduring Love Story by Peggy and Al Schlorholtz given in memory of Peggy (Hoft) Schlorholtz "Class of 1942" from Al Schlorholtz

Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever by Bill O'Reilly in memory of Hazel Ryan from Charles and Betty Brotherton.

The Merlin LCD Enhanced Vision machine has been given to the library in memory of Leona Belt from her family.

Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel in large print given in memory of Dale Albrecht from Ed Ewoldt

The following books have been given in memory of Ruth Rehm from her family: Zero Day by David Baldacci in large print; V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton; Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson in large print; The Next Always by Nora Roberts in large print; and Katie's Way by Marta Perry in large print.

Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr in large print in memory of Ruth Rehm from the "Coffee Girls"

The Wall Lake American Legion has given a gift of money to be used toward the purchase of a book case in memory of Virgil Mauer

Church : A Fascinating Journey has been donated by the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262

Jacqueline Kennedy : Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss given in honor of H.F. Schroeder's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz given in honor of Marvin & Helen Rohde's 60th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

The following books given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family: I Need My Monster; Hurray for Spring!; The Last Train; Amy's Light; All the Seasons of the Year; Diary of a Baby Wombat; and  That's When I'm Happy

The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies by Tim Petit given in memory of Leona Belt from Bill and Lucille Geake

The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips and Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea given in memory of Leona Belt from Lorraine Albrecht.  Because of Mr. Terupt is a book for young readers - "Mr. Terupt is a young 5th grade teacher who not only teaches his students the 5th grade curriculum, but also a variety of life lessons."

Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson in large print given in memory of Ruth Rehm from Leon and Janice Snyder

The Ledge: an adventure story of friendship and survival on Mount Rainier by Jim Davidson given in memory of LaVona Bartlett from  Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

Beach Lane by Sherryl Woods in large print given in memory of Ruth Rehm from Dorothy Clausen

Justice by Karen  Robards in large print given in memory of Ruth Rehm from Marilyn Keiser

Learning by Karen Kingsbury in large print given in memory of Dorothy Willhoite from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary

The Creed Legacy by Linda Lael Miller in large print given in memory of Merlyn "Shorty" Thompson from the Wall Lake American Legion.

The Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray in large print given in honor of Minard and Susie Peterson's 60th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow in large print given in memory of Robert Schoneboom from the Wall Lake American Legion

Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller in large print given in memory of Orville Meister from the Wall Lake American Legion

The following books and CD's have been donated by grant funds from the Sac County Decatagorization Project and the grant was written by New Opportunities and East Sac County Schools: Books: Parenting with Love & Logic; Parenting Kids To Become the People Employers Really Want and... America Desperately Needs!; When Kids Leave You Speechless; Love and Logicisms : Wise Words About Kids; Admit One : Tickets to Success; CD's:  When Your Kids Drain Your Energy; Parenting Teens With Love & Logic; Shaping Self-Concept; Love & Logic for Early Childhood; Helicoptors, Drill Sergeants, and Consultants; Developing Character in Teens; Trouble-Free Teens; Parenting for Early Childhood : 6 months to 5 years; Keeping Cool When Parenting Heats Up; Parenting Remedies for When Kids Cook Up the Unexpected; Hormones & Wheels; and The Life Saver Kit.

You Are Special by Max Lucado given in memory of Marjorie Weitzel from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

ESC 4th graders taught by Mrs. Julin raised funds through a program called  "Youth Market Place" and donated a gift of money to the Wall Lake Public Library for purchasing children's books.  The following books have been purchased: Big Nate Strikes Again; Big Nate From the Top; Big Nate In a Class By Himself; Big Nate Out Loud; I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912; I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916; and I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

Everyday Leadership: Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. in honor of Steve and Barb Determan's induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame from Ed Ewoldt.

Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr in large print has been given in honor of Paul and Maxine Bettin's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall in large print has been given in memory of Helen Oxendale from Don and Bernice Roth.

Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen given in honor of Ray and Kathie Willhoite's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Ray - Class of 1958 -  from Ed Ewoldt.

Unbroken : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand given in honor of Ed and Joanie Reiter's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Ed - Class of 1947 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees given in memory of Robert Schoneboom - Class of 1941 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton given in memory of Dale Wright's wife, Maggie, from Ed Ewoldt.

Bonk: Monsters & Miracles by John Bruner given in honor of Kenneth and Myrtle (Geake) Stephens 60th Wedding Anniversary - Ken - Class of 1944 and Myrtle - Class of 1945 from Ed Ewoldt.

Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History by Claude Wiatrowski has been given in memory of Orville Meister from the Wall Lake Women's Club.

Thimbleberries Block by Block to Beautiful Quilts by Lynette Jensen has been given in memory of Eva Mae Reiter from Ed Ewoldt.

The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett has been given in honor of Ed Reiter - Class of 1947 - for his service to Wall Lake.

The following DVD's given in memory of Margaret Johnson Dixon from the Class of 1944: Annie; Fiddler on the Roof; Hello, Dolly!; Singin' in the Rain; Casablanca; and Guys and Dolls.

The following books donated by Ed Ewoldt: Calder Pride, Without Remorse, Whirlwind, Wobegon Boy, True Stories of World War II, Common Ground, Juffie Kane, Sea Power, JFK and Jackie, The Alibi, Atlas of the Oceans, Treasury of American Art, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bellow, Maximum Ride, The Lion's Game, Texas, I Think I Don't Remember, Roses are Red, The Class, Timeline, Cat and Mouse, On Wings of Eagles, Queenie, Me, The Bear and the Dragon, Dancing on Glass, No Ordinary Time, and No Safe Place.

The following books given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his familyI Can Be Anything, Tickle Monster, The Pout-Pout Fish, Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Firehouse!, Hot Rod Hamster, Never Talk to Strangers, Day is Done, Giraffes Can't Dance, City Dog, Country Frog, Nathan Saves Summer, and Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball.

Usborne Illustrated Stories for Boys given in memory of Maxwell Kies from Marilyn and Charles Hundling.

Quilt Blocks on American Barns by Eleanor Burns given in memory of Eva Reiter from Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

Memories from the House on Silk Stocking Row, Denison, Iowa by Suzi Barnes given in honor of Russell & Myra Kroeger's 60th Wedding Anniversary - Myra - Class of 1949- from Ed Ewoldt.

The Official Precious Moments Collector's Guide to Figurines by John and Malinda Bomm given in memory of Betty Pittman from the Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

God Believes in You by Holly Bea given in honor of Lynette Marsh Schweers - Class of 1990 - for receiving the Bishop's Excellence in Education Award from Ed Ewoldt.

Sweet Tea at Sunrise by Sherryl Woods in large print in memory of Margaret Johnson Dixon from Wilbert and Cecelia Rohde.

Avatar in DVD in memory of Carl Braunscheig from the Wall Lake American Legion.

The Shopkeeper by James D. Best in large print in memory of Roy Richardson from the Wall Lake American Legion.

Gifts of money to be put towards the purchase of a bookcase from the Wall Lake American Legion have been given in memory of Harold Bartlett, Marcus Neppl, Alvin Schulte, and Don Becker.

Guideposts for the Spirit: Stories to Comfort the Soul in honor of Irma Tounget's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

A new computer and the Libri Foundation Grant with a total of 65 juvenile fiction and nonfiction books have been given in memory of Dr. R. M. Hull, Wall Lake Veterinarian from 1945-1986 by his family: Drs. Donald and Mary Anne Nelson, David and Elizabeth Hull, & Elva Anne Davies Hull.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah in large print in honor of Raymond and Marge Frank's 60th Wedding Anniversary - Marge - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Angel Train by Gilbert Morris in large print in honor of Kathryn Meyer's 90th Birthday - Class of 1938 - for all she has done as an educator in Wall Lake Schools -from Ed Ewoldt.

Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky in CD in memory of Matie Wollesen from Leon and Janice Snyder.

God Believes in You by Holly Bea has been given in honor of Lynette Marsh Schweers who received the Bishop's Excellence in Education Award - Class of 1990- from Ed Ewoldt.

No Less Than Victory : A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara has been given in memory of Mark Cook from Ray and Jan Fredrichs.

Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble in large print has been given in memory of Gene Schulte from Dorothy Clausen.

Tell Me Where It Hurts: a day of humor, healing, and hope in my life as an animal surgeon by Nick Trout has been given in memory of R.M. Hull from Jack and Marge Stickrod.

True Compass by Edward Kennedy in large print has been given in memory of Virgil Auen from LaVona Bartlett.

Resilience: reflections on the burdens and gifts of facing life's adversities by Elizabeth Edwards has been given in honor of Bill & Betty Blum's 60th Wedding Anniversary - Betty - Class of 1945 and Bill - Class of 1946 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro in CD has been given in honor of Leon & Janice Snyder's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Don & Mary Jane Oxendale.

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins has been given in memory of Virgil Auen - Class of 1951 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects by John and Joyce Nelson has been given in memory of Marcus Neppl from Jack & Marge Stickrod.

Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day by the editors of Popular Woodworking Books has been given in memory of Marcus Neppl from Neil & Marie Steinkamp.

Iowa's Railroads: an album by H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer has been given in honor of Morris & Mary Sue Boeckman's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Morris - Class of 1947 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Alaska by Art Wolfe; text by Nick Jans has been given in honor of Richard "Doc" & Maria Blum 's 40th Wedding Anniversary - Doc - Class of 1961 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Road to Omaha : Hits, Hopes, and History at the College World Series by Ryan McGee has been given in honor of Steven Aschinger from Ed Ewoldt for the following baseball awards : 2004 Freshman (Twin Lakes All Conference Baseball - 1st Team Infielder); 2005 - ESC Sophomore (2nd Team Class 1A All State - Utility Player; Twin Lakes All Conference - 1st Team - Infielder; 2nd Team - All Northwest IA District - Utility Player); 2006 - ESC Junior (IA Newspaper Assn. - Class 1A - 1st Team Pitcher; IA High School Baseball Coaches Assn - Class 1A - 1st Team Pitcher; Twin Lakes All-Conference - 1st Team - Pitcher; IA Northwest All District - 1st Team Pitcher) 2007 - ESC Senior (Twin Lakes All-Conference - 1st Team - Pitcher; Week June 6 - Siouxland Athlete of the Week; All Northwest IA District Class 1A  - 1st Team - Pitcher; IA Newspaper Assn All State Baseball - Class 1A - 1st Team Pitcher; IA High School Baseball Coaches Assn - 1st Team - Pitcher Class 1A; IA High School Baseball Coaches Assn All Star Series - All Star Player - Pitcher on Small Schools West All Star Team) 2008 - College Freshman (Morningside College Baseball Freshman of the Year, March 26th - Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week).

You Go Girl!: Winning the Woman's Way by Kim Doren and Charlie Jones has been given in honor of the Cheerleading Squad 2007-08 (ESCO) receiving 2nd in State from Ed Ewoldt.

Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel in large print has been given in honor of Dale and Marge Albrecht's 60th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook has been given in honor of Molly Germann who received "Outstanding" at All-State in Acting and Storytelling (with this book) her junior and senior year from the Wall Lake Public Library.

Uncommon : finding your path to significance by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker has been given in honor of Richard & Diane Olerich's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

American Farmer : The Heart of Our Country by Paul Mobley has been given in honor of Ed & Marjorie Steinkamp's 60th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury has been given in honor of Emma Gosch's 100th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen has been given in honor of Ruth Weiss' 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark in large print has been given in honor of Paul and Norma Bieret's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Paul - Class of 1954 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The following books are donated in memory of Maxwell Kies by Brent, Cindy, Jack and Jair Tiefenthaler: Goodnight, Johnny Tractor; Farm ABC; Farm 1-2-3

Four Days to Glory : wrestling with the soul of the American Heartland by Mark Kreidler has been placed in the library in honor of Ed Ewoldt's 80th Birthday, Class of 1945.

The Lincolns : A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming has been given in honor of Vivalee Pittman Pinkhinkie's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Lincoln Shot! : A President's Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg has been given in honor of Maye Paysen's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

The following books by C.S. Lewis have been given in honor of Byron "Butch" Stone - Deacon of St. Joseph Catholic Church from Ed Ewoldt :  The Great Divorce : A Dream, The Four Loves, and The Screwtape Letters.

The following books and CD's have been given in memory of Ethel Snyder from her family: The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen (CD), Cross Country by James Patterson, Run for Your Life by James Patterson, The Brass  Verdict by Michael Connelly, The Hiding Place by Karen Harper, and The Associate by John Grisham (CD).

Montana Creeds : Logan by Linda Lael Miller in large print has been given in memory of LaVerne Strait (Dorothy Clausen's brother) from the Wall Lake Library Board & Staff.

John M. Browning : American Gunfighter  has been given in honor of Sherman Wollesen - Class of 1958 - Grand Marshal 2008 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America by Roger Peterson has been given in honor of Leona Belt who taught school for 13 years in country school and 32 years in the Wall Lake School for a total of 45 years - from Ed Ewoldt.

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell in large print has been given in honor of Gene and Norma Brotherson's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Gene - Class of 1945 (is now deceased) and Norma - Class of 1952 from Ed Ewoldt.

The following books were given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family : One by Kathryn Otoshi, The Time-for-Bed Angel by Ronica Stromberg, Too Many Toys by David Shannon, Freight Train by Donald Crews, Yummiest Love by Lisa McCourt, Hug a Bug by Eileen Spinelli, Betsy B. Little by Anne McEvoy and If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor.

Joelle's Secret by Gilbert Morris in large print has been given in memory of Kermit Reiter from LaVona Bartlett.

Hush Little Polar Bear by Jeff Mack and On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman have been given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family.

White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter in large print has been given in memory of Peggy Hoft Schlorholtz - Class of 1942 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Sunset by Karen Kingsbury in large print has been given in memory of George Grable from Dorothy Clausen.

Joshua's Family by Joseph F. Girzone has been given in memory of Floyd Schnirring from Bill and Susan Dreesen.

The Rustler by Linda Lael Miller in large print has been given in memory of Kermit Reiter from the Wall Lake American Legion.

The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen in large print given in memory of Fern Schramm from Leon and Janice Snyder.

Spark : The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman has been given to the library by Phil Lawler - Class of 1968.   Phil Lawler, who retired in 2004 from the Naperville Central School District, transformed the phys. ed. program into a fitness-not-sports program.  The district "provides a powerful case study on how aerobic activity can transform not only the body but also the mind."

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love : Better Known in the Cattle Country as "Deadwood Dick" : A True History of Slavery Days, Life on the Great Cattle Ranges and on the Plains of the "Wild and Wooly" West, Based on Facts, and Personal Experiences of the Author has been given in honor of Muriel Koenck Evans' 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Pathfinder: how to choose or change your careet for a lifetime of satisfaction and success by Nicholas Lore given in honor of Mavis Lange Bartlett's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber given in honor of Hazel Wilson Godberson's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Schoolhouse Brides by Wanda Brunstetter in large print given in memory of Fern Schramm from Neal and Becky Fredrichsen.

Space by James Michener in honor of Dale Wright's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Granite by Susan Butcher and David Monson (autographed by David Monson) - a book about an Iditarod Champion - given in memory of Mary Jane Neppl from Joe & Vicki Neppl.

Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson given in memory of Ethel Snyder from Don and Mary Oxendale.

The following books have been given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family:

How Do You Say Goodnight? by Raina Moore; Little Boy by Alison McGhee; Daddy Hug by Tim Warnes; I Love You Sleepyhead by Claire Freedman; Moon Power by John Rocco; Silly Goose by Marni McGee; A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker; The Boy Who Wouldn'g Share by Mike Reiss; Friday My Radio Flyer Flew by Zachary Pu; Harris Finds His Feet by Catherine Raynor; Hello, Is This Grandma? by Ian Whybrow; Little Pip and the Rainbow Wish by Elizabeth Baguley; Close to You by Kimiko Kajikawa; The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher; Max's Dragon by Boris Kulikov; and Mermaid Sister by Mary Ann Fraser.

Look What Happened While You Were Sleeping by a friend of Medjugorje is a gift to the library.

Someday by Karen Kingsbury in large print given in honor of Marge Hess Frank's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945- from Ed Ewoldt.

Get With It, Girls! Life is Competition by Teri Clemens given in honor of the 2007 ESCO Volleyball Team and Coaches from Ed Ewoldt.

Sunday Afternoon on the Porch: Reflections of a small town in Iowa 1939-1942 by Everett Kuntz given in honor of Minard Peterson's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Silver Compass by Holly Kennedy in large print given in honor of Ferd Gosch's 90th Birthday - Class of 1937 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Big Russ and Me by Jim Russert on CD given in honor of Betty Cook Blum's 80th Birthday - Betty - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Parables of Joshua by Joseph F. Girzone given in honor of Bill and Susan Dreesen's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt (Bill - Class of 1957 and Susan - Class of 1958).

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan given in honor of Gus and Lillian Schroeder's 60th Wedding Anniversary - Lillian - Class of 1942 from Ed Ewoldt.

Fast Track by Fern Michaels in large print has been given in memory of Fern Schramm from the Wall Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

In Front by Patricia Cornwell in large print has been given in honor of Leroy Leitz's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews in large print has been given in honor of Glenn & Colleen Nissen's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

Audition : A Memoir by Barbara Walters has been given in honor of Veryl and Jody Aschinger's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon has been given in honor of Ruth Warrington Dixon - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Patten Family: 124 years before the Navy Mast by Clarence Floyd Patten, III and Dale E. Sporleder has been given in honor of Alvin and Betty Roth's 60th Wedding Anniversary - Betty - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Easy Beading has been placed in the library in honor of Sharon Faber - Wall Lake City Clerk for 30 years - from Ed Ewoldt.

Gifts of money in memory of Gilbert Renze and Elmer Wollesen from the Wall Lake American Legion have been placed in a fund to purchase a revolving bookcase.

Continuous Bloom by Pam Duthie has been given in memory of Mark Cook from Mary Jo Hauser, Gary & Carolyn Gregg, Jerry & Rayette Gregg, Miriah, Keaton & Prezley.

Continuous Color: a month-by-month guide to shrubs and small trees for the continuous bloom garden by Pam Duthie has been given in memory of Mark Cook - Class of 1965 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Stratofortress : the story of the B-53 by Martin Bowman has been given in memory of Warren Herrig from Ruth Vogel Fuller and family

Standing Tall : a memoir of tragedy and triumph by C. Vivien Stringer has been given in honor of Bill and Janice Scott's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Janice - Class of 1956 and Bill - Class of 1954 - from Ed Ewoldt

Earth in the Balance: ecology and the human spirit by Albert Gore has been given in honor of Ivan "Cap" Rohde's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie has been given in honor of Carolyn (Jensen) Sinsel's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

John Deere Big Book of Tractors by Hannah Alexander has been given in memory of Maxwell Kies from Brent, Cindy, Jack and Jair Tiefenthaler.

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson has been given in memory of Marilee Hess Dunbar - Class of 1954 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The MacArthur Study Bible (New King James Version) in large print has been given in memory of Roland Erickson - Class of 1936 - from Ed Ewoldt.

I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh with Richard Schneider in memory of Peggy Schlorholtz from her family. (Peggy is mentioned in Chapter 14)

The Thomas Kinkade Story: A 20-Year Chronology of the Artist and Gesundheit! by Patch Adams, M.D. donated by Arlene Tebben.

Strange Battles of the Civil War by Webb Garrison in memory of Leon Wenzel from the Wall Lake American Legion.

Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story in honor of Jerry & Norma Schmitz's 50th Wedding Anniversary from LaVona Bartlett.

Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness, needs, and communications of the dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley in memory of Warren Herrig from the Wall Lake American Legion.

Song of Laughter by Lauraine Snelling in large print given in honor of Donald Crampton's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies (loggerhead turtles) has been given in honor of Myrtle Geake Stephen's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

Boom! Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today  by Tom Brokaw in large print has been given in honor of Bill Boger's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 from Ed Ewoldt.

Why I Jumped by Tina Zahn has been given in memory of Roger Schmidt from LaVona Bartlett.

The following books in the Mossy Creek Series by Deborah Smith in large print has been given in memory of Ila Gaston from her family: Mossy Creek, Reunion at Mossy Creek, Summer in Mossy Creek, Blessings of Mossy Creek, A Day in Mossy Creek and At Home in Mossy Creek.

Volleyball: Steps to Success by Bonnie Kenny has been given in honor of Sarah Tjaden - Jr. Year 2nd Team Class 2A and Sophmore Year 1st Team Class 1A - All State Volleyball from Ed Ewoldt.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick has been given in honor of Chris Woerdehoff - Co-Captain of the All Tournament Team 2007 Class 1A Basketball from Ed Ewoldt.

Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel in CD has been given in honor of Mike and Jan Haye's business support of Wall Lake from Ed Ewoldt.

Optic Nerve : Perpetual Art of the 1960s by Joe Houston has been given in honor of Andy William's 80th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt

The Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives from 1804 to the Present Day by David Ross has been given in honor of Eugene Brotherson's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt

The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns has been given in memory of Leon Wenzel from LeRoy and Lorene Rowedder

A digital camera with a printer has been purchased for the library with funds given in memory of Mary Jane Neppl from her family

Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder (a scanimation book) has been given to the library from Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma 2007

Ratatouille DVD and A Bug Collection:4 stories from the garden by Max Lucado have been given in memory of Caroline Werkmeister from the Jim Roth Family

The Color of the Night by Gerhard Frost has been given from Charles and Elaine Tucker for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

World Without End by Ken Follett has been given in honor of Charles and Elaine Tucker's 50th Wedding Anniversary - Class of 1953 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The following books have been given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family:
Playful Little Penguins; First Snow in the Woods; Bear's Day Out; If You See a Fairy Ring; Emily's Magic Words; The Little Lost Robin; Tip Tip Dig Dig; Snow Day!; Dino Hockey; Chester; Leaves; and Hug Time.

Stone Cold by David Baldacci in large print and Double Cross by James Patterson in large print have been given in memory of Bob Coil from the City of Wall Lake

 If Rock and Roll Were a Machine by Terry Davis has been given in honor of Brandon Aschinger, WLVA Class of 2007 - 8th in State Wrestling from Ed Ewoldt

A gift of money in memory of Vernon Peters and Everitt Buse has been given to be used towards the purchase of a revolving bookcase from the Wall Lake American Legion.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks in large print in memory of Berenice Mack from her "Coffee Friends"

Taste of Home's Simple & Delicious magazine (2 year subscription) from Lois Johnson as a gift

74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber in large print in memory of Berenice Mack from the Bridgettes Bridge Club

When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall in large print in memory of Berenice Mack from Leon and Janice Snyder

In memory of Francis Meister from Wall Lake American Legion, a gift of money has been given to the library to be put towards the purchase of a revolving bookcase

You've Been Warned by James Patterson in memory of Bob Coil from Joe and Jody Fischer

Dead Heat and Under Orders by Dick Francis have been given in memory of Bob Coil from the Class of 1960

Remembered  by Tamera Alexander has been given in honor of Darrell and Carol Arneil's 50th Wedding Anniversary from Ed Ewoldt.

Barns of Iowa : a look at barns from each of the 99 counties in Iowa has been given in honor of Charles and Betty Brotherton's 50th Wedding Anniversary, Charles - Class of 1953 and Betty - Class of 1952 and for being recipient's of the 2006 Buena Vista Henry Olson Alumni Award from Ed Ewoldt.

Patton by Alan Axelrod has been given in memory of Howard Brotherton from Ed Ewoldt

My Personal Best :Life Lessons from an All-American Journey by John Wooden has been given in memory of Paul Trost from Ed Ewoldt

Dune : The Butlerian Jihad; Dune : The Machine Crusade;  Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have been given in memory of Justin Friedrichsen from his family

Striking Out and Full Service by Will Weaver have been placed in the library in honor of Chad Fertig, Class of 2007 and 2007 Star Agriculture Placement (FFA) from Ed Ewoldt.

Band of Sisters : American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt has been placed in the library in memory of George Bartlett from Rowene Roth.

My Men are My Heroes : The Brad Kasal Story by Nathaniel R. Helms has been placed in the library in memory of George Bartlett from Wall Lake American Legion.

Cassidy  by Lori Wick in large print has been given in honor of Normadine Pautsch Vogel's 80th Birthday - Class of 1945 - from Ed Ewoldt.

The Everything Wild Game Cookbook : from fowl and fish to rabbit and venison - 300 recipes for home-cooked meals by Karen Eagle has been given in memory of Bill Campbell from the Wall Lake American Legion.

The Reagan Diaries : Ronald Reagan edited by Douglas Brinkley has been donated to the library by Marilyn Keiser.

Dream When You Are Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg in large print has been given in memory of Harry Bodwell from Mildred Bodwell and family.

Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury in large print has been given in memory of Ollivene Olsen from Dorothy Clausen.

Pistol : The Life of Peter Maravich by Mark Kriegel has been given in honor of the 2006-2007 WLVA Boy's Basketball Team and Coaches (3rd at State Tournament) from Ed Ewoldt.

Saving Graces : Finding solace and strength from friends and strangers by Elizabeth Edwards has been given in memory of George Bartlett from Ed Ewoldt.

Every Day Deserves a Chance : Wake up to the gift of 24 hours by Max Lucado in large print has been given in honor of Bernice Brotherson's 90th Birthday from Ed Ewoldt.

Can I Play? by J. Dillard has been given in honor of the 2006 WLVA Wolverines Volleyball Team and Coaches from Ed Ewoldt.

The following books have been given in memory of Camden B. Herrig from his family:

Runaway Pony by Krista Ruepp

This Way, Ruby! by Jonathan Emmett

Thunder Bunny by Barbara Helen Berger

Somewhere to Sleep by Daniel Howarth

Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers

Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds