The Reformation Library serves our congregation and its ministries with more than 1600 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 collection is cataloged to professional library standards. The collection database can be accessed from the computer in the library, as well as from the church’s website.
The Library Committee meets regularly 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 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 To Kill a Mockingbird; America’s First Daughter; News of the World; A Promise of Ruin. 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. Books from past book club discussions can be found in the library.
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- Nov 2018 Library Blog - We Have a Winner in the Bulletin Board Contest! Natalie D’Italia won an Amazon gift card for correctly identifying the connections between pairs of books displayed on the library bulletin board. Honorable Mention goes to the members of the Confirmation …
- Oct. 2018 Library Blog - October 16 Book Club — News of the World by Paulette Jiles All the books we read in the Reformation Book Club are terrific, but the selection we will discuss Tuesday, October 16, is especially rich in love, adventure, and …
- Sept. 2018 Library Blog - Do You Know Your Books? Test Your Book Knowledge for a chance to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. The Library Committee is sponsoring a special contest during the month of September! The winner will win a $25 Amazon gift …
- Aug 2018 Library Blog - Library News August: High Season for Corn, Tomatoes and Relaxation What other month celebrates taking it easy like August? National Lazy Day is August 10, followed quickly by National Relaxation Day on August 15. Can’t set aside work or other …