Library Mission Statement:
The mission of the Barton Library is to provide: customer service that exceeds expectations; information in a variety of formats that educates, inspires, and entertains; and a welcoming environment for lifelong learning linking this community to the world.
Ann Rule, 1930-2015
We mourn the loss of true-crime writer Ann Rule, who passed away July 26th at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack. Rule was the author of 30 New York Times bestsellers, the first of which was THE STRANGER BESIDE ME, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.
E. L. Doctorow, 1931-2015
The celebrated author of such historical novels as RAGTIME, WORLD’S FAIR and BILLY BATHGATE, died of lung cancer this past Tuesday. He was 84.
Ruth Rendell, 1930-2015
We lost an important writer with the passing of Ruth Rendell on May 2, 2015. Her following around the world was enormous, and her Chief Inspector Wexford novels were a staple of mystery readers. Rendell also was known for her psychological thrillers written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.