Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.PS 119:105
To this end, the library contains many of the resources being used in the adult education classes and small groups, or that tie-in with the current topics and themes. We are continually adding to the collection, per the recommendations of the pastoral staff, various ministries within our church, such as the Faith Steps ministry, and suggestions from individual church members.
The church library is located in the Christian Education Wing across from the Toddler Room. It is northeast of the Social Hall and overlooks the courtyard.
The library is open Sunday through Friday while the church building is open. It can be unlocked on Saturday by finding a custodian to unlock it for you, or by appointment. The library can be reserved for small groups by scheduling a time through the church office.
Patrons can search the library catalog using the computer on the wooden cart near the entrance to the library. This cart also holds the directions & materials for the manual self-checkout of materials, and a return-bin for returned items. A Lost & Found bin on the cart holds items that patrons have left in the library.
The library is managed by a committee of volunteers. If you have any questions, or if you’re interested in joining, just email the library committee.
The core of the library collection consists of Biblical commentaries and other Biblical reference works, the range of which serves clergy and lay alike. The collection also includes, but is not limited to, the following subject areas: devotional literature, Christian life and experience, parenting, theology, church history, religious fine arts, small group study resources, and Christian fiction. Materials span multiple age groups, from preschool youngsters and juveniles, through preteens, young adults, and adults.
Congregants will find the library bids them enter, that it affords them an esthetically pleasing, seasonally controlled environment where they can collect their thoughts and maybe even improve those thoughts. Even in the midst of the sometimes frenzied Social Hour, it’s a place of refuge that conduces to quiet reflection. The wide variety of its holdings will please readers, from the casual to the serious. Come on in, look around; you never know what book or books might tempt you, creating a temptation to which you could understandably yield. The Library equally serves individual users or as a meeting place for small groups.