Joanne Reads!

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Book reviews from Joanne Niswander

Joanne Niswander is one of Bluffton Public Library's beloved Outreach patrons. Every month, the library provides Joanne with reading materials, and Joanne sends her reviews of each book from the month prior. With her permission, the library publishes her reviews. To read more about the Outreach program, click here.

Joanne Niswander is a Bluffton College graduate, and served as a church organist for 40 years, an art docent at The Toledo Museum of Art for 14 years, and a volunteer in Bluffton University's Development Office for 12 years, traveling all over the U.S. to visit alumni.

Niswander also wrote her own column for the Bluffton News for 17 years and published two books while in her 80s: "An Alzheimer's Primer" in 2012 and "Reflections from Maple Crest Pond" in 2015 (Click to request from our library). Of her life, she says:

So what does that boil down to? I've had three lives, more or less. Music, art and writing. Now I'm just enjoying life each day as it comes. And books are a great part of it, thanks to a great library at Bluffton.

Bluffton Public Library is honored to have Joanne and all of our delivery recipients as Outreach patrons. We hope you enjoy Joanne's reviews (we know we are!) 

Click on each link below to read Joanne's book reviews for that month.

JANUARY 2021 book reviews

FEBRUARY 2021 BOOK REVIEWS

MARCH 2021 BOOK REVIEWS

APRIL 2021 BOOK REVIEWS

MAY 2021 BOOK REVIEWS

JUNE 2021 BOOK REVIEWS

 

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