Barrington Area Library
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   2015 Students Summer (Grades K-8)       slc-staff-2015   
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Give to the Rhythm

Help us reach our 1,000 books read community goal and Barrington Bank and Trust will donate $1,000 to Barrington and Cuba Township food pantries.

Read and log 5 books to enter a raffle for a 3 month subscription to Spotify.

Thanks for sharing your summer with us.
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The Phantom of the Opera
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This is one of the most interesting and thrilling books I have ever read. The bizarre events that happen in this book will captivate you from the first page to the last. Leroux chose the most perfect words to describe Erik, his music, and his story.
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Cold War : An Illustarted History
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This is a very informational and interactive read, if you love History, like I do. It includes many pictures to help us really understand the Cold War and the quotations are one of the best things in this book. It is a very long read, but it is worth it. It takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of many of the famous people produced during the Cold War, of them, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George C. Marshall, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Krushchev, Molotov, Beria, and so many others......
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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
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"The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha" may be the best classic that I have ever read. Based in the Spanish Golden Age of the 1600s, this novel satirizes the outdated profession of knight-errantry and the complex codes of chivalry during the Middle Ages. Don Quixote, a wealthy Spanish hidalgo, is enthralled and maddened by the many books of chivalry that he reads to the point that he believes that he is a true knight-errant who is destined to help others. What I found unique about this book is that it is extremely comfortable and easy to read, despite the time period in which it was written. Coupled with the understandable English translation of Walter Starkie, the uniqueness and easy-to -read quality of this novel makes it different than reading any other book from the time period. Unlike a Shakespeare novel from the same time, I had little problem reading "Don Quixote" and was rarely confused by what was said in this truly entertaining novel.
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