The purpose of our Church Library is to provide books and other media to our members and regular attendees. We offer resources that will help people increase their knowledge of the Bible; answer spiritual questions and needs; help users develop an understanding and appreciation of the history of Christianity and other religions; address individual and family concerns; and furnish adults and youth with wholesome reading materials. There is a special section for children.
The library is located in Room 101 on the lower level. The library is open Sunday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, but items may be checked out at any time by writing your name and the current date on the circulation card and placing it in the basket on the long table. There is another basket marked for returns. While there are no actual due dates, reminders will be sent after three months. A printed title, author, and subject catalog is available in the library. You can also link to them here:
Title Catalog (opens as a separate PDF file)
Author Catalog (opens as a separate PDF file)
Subject Catalog (opens as a separate PDF file)
Donations of appropriate items, either new or gently used, are welcomed. A bookplate will be affixed to the inside cover indicating the donor and if the book was given in memory or honor of a special person. Suggestions for future purchases are appreciated.
The Library Committee hosts various events during the year such as an open house, usually coinciding with National Library Week, where we encourage church members to feed their stomachs, minds, and souls by munching on food while perusing the library shelves. We also host several book discussions during the year which are open to all church members as well as non-members.
Events for 2017-2018 Academic Year
Nov. 19, 2017, 3:30 PM: Book Discussion in room 101. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Webber. Discussion leader: Lola Hotchkis
Jan. 21, 2018, 3:30 PM: Book Discussion in room 101. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Discussion leader: Colleen Sherburne
March 18, 2018, After the church service in room 101. The annual library open house. Refreshments will be served.
March 18, 2018, 3:30 PM: Book Discussion in room 101. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown. Discussion leader: Ruth Zervas