The Reformation Library serves our congregation and its ministries with more than 1700 items in our self-serve library collection including books, periodicals, videos, audio cd’s, music, collections for children, teens and adults. The Library Committee thanks our many church members who donate to the library : books in memory of loved ones; books in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion, monetary gifts. Used books and other items may also be donated. The Library Committee will determine the suitability for the collection; items not usable will be passed on to the Media Library for their semi-annual Book Sales or to another appropriate site.
The library collection can be found in the hallway outside of the choir room and also in Room 227 which has seating for reading and relaxing. The Reformation Library is open during church office hours and on Sunday mornings. Check-out of books and other circulating items is easy:
- Find an item that interests you.
- Remove the card from the pocket in back of the book.
- Write your name and the date the book will be due (two weeks from the date you take the book out.)
- Place card in designated box on library shelf in hall.
- To return the book, simply place it in the Returns box under the shelves.
The Library maintains membership in the Church and Synagogue Library Association and its collection is cataloged to professional library standards. The collection database will soon be able to be accessed from the computer in the library, and, in the near future, from the church’s online website.
The Library Committee meets monthly and conducts outreach to our members through our lively library bulletin board, a church newsletter column with book reviews by members, book cart visits to Sunday School classes and to other special programs upon request.
Reformation Book Club
Sponsored by the Reformation Library
The Reformation Library hosts quarterly evening Book Club discussions. Books for discussion include both fiction and non-fiction and are chosen by the participants with rotating discussion leaders. A sampling of recent books discussions included Half the Sky, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cutting for Stone, State of Wonder, The Confession, and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. ALL members are invited to participate in Book Club discussions. See Sue Bianco or Laura Reiter for more information. Future discussion dates can be found on the church calendar.
- Reformation Library Book Club - Tuesday, October 18, 7pm in the Alyce Thompson Room. Book: Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Peeling away the myth to bring the Old Testament’s King David to life in the Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his …
- Book Club meets July 19th - REFORMATION LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. Alyce Thompson Room Book: Gray Mountain, by John Grisham. The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession …
- April 2016 Book Reviews and Featured Author - BOOK REVIEW Me Before You and After You by JoJo Moyes Each of these books can stand alone as a story of finding purpose and identity despite the profound challenges of life. Together they form a satisfying saga of love, …
- Library Blog April 2016 - Reading Transforms Us…or 5 Good Reasons to Read a Book In our busy lives, finding the time to sit down and sink into a good book is tough. Yet brain research has reveals how reading transforms our brains and capabilities …
- Library Blog March 2016 - READING IS FUNDAMENTAL…TO LENT Taking time to read is a time-honored Lenten practice. As St. Benedict instructed in his Rule, “During this time of Lent each is to receive a book from the library, and is to read the whole …