The library is located on the first floor to the right of the main doors leading to the church's educational wing. The entry room contains the circulation desk, a computer for searching for current materials, displays of new and/or popular materials, and chairs in which to sit to preview them. There are three other distinct areas:(1)A children's room with child-sized furnishings and a TV/DVD combo, a large collection of books, videos, and DVDs for toddlers through teens.(2)An adult room furnished with tables and chairs suitable for study and small group meetings. This room holds non-fiction volumes for Bible Study, psychology/self-help, devotional reading, denomoninational/church history, music, etc. Audiovisuals- video cassettes, audio-books, music cassettes, and CDs are also shelved in this room.(3) The work room holds all the fiction titles as well as travel, poetry, literature, history, and other books.
An e-reader has recently been added to our media collection (this item will need to be signed out to an adult by a librarian). The library is open to members when the church is open, and members are allowed to check out their own materials if a librarian is not on duty.
The Art of Forgiving: When You Need to Forgive and Don’t Know How by Lewis B. Smedes, recommended by our pastor, is newly available in our library. The author writes, “If only we would forget the wrongs done to us we could, as time goes on, free ourselves from their pain.” But we cannot free ourselves from the past and, “the wrong sticks like a nettle in or memory.” Our only remedy is the healing art of forgiveness. In this illuminating book you will learn: 1. what makes forgiveness work 2. what to forgive and what not to forgive 3. whether to resume a relationship after forgiving, and 4. how to do it right. Smedes also takes on the toughest cases—forgiving ourselves, and even forgiving people who don’t say they’re sorry. In forgiving, you can reclaim your life for the future.