The Daughters of Norway Valhall donates books to area libraries

Organization donates more than $900 in books about Norway to nine area public libraries

The Daughters of Valhall, an auxiliary of Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge, is donating more than $900 in books about Norway and Norwegian heritage and culture to nine area public libraries in northern Illinois.

The libraries include Ida Public Library, Belvidere; Rockford Public Library; Cherry Valley Library; North Suburban District libraries in Loves Park and Roscoe; Talcott Free Library, Rockton; Winnebago Public Library, Winnebago; Flagg Library, Rochelle; and Julia Hull Library, Stillman Valley. These libraries are in the 10-county area covered by the lodge’s e-mail publicity effort.

Book titles include The Original Book of Trolls; Why Kings and Queens Don’t Wear Crowns, by Princess Martha Louise of Norway; The Race of the Birkebeiners, a true story of the warriors in Norway who raced to save a baby prince and bring peace in 1206; Little House on the Fjord, about a strong Norwegian family; Viking: An Eyewitness Book; Pix and the Troll Hunt; The Troll and the Lady Slipper; and Britta’s Journey, which relates a young Swedish girl’s experience as she travels in 1904 across the sea to a new life in America.

Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge has been active in Rockford since 1915. Valhall Lodge is positioned as a regional lodge, with active members from Rockford, Poplar Grove, Freeport, Caledonia, Belvidere, Oregon, Davis Junction, DeKalb, South Beloit, and Rochelle in Illinois and Beloit in Wisconsin.

Sons of Norway is the world’s largest Norwegian-American organization with a mission to preserve and promote Norwegian heritage and culture.

from the May 16-22, 2007, issue

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