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.
You are invited to join our next book club meeting on January 17, 2023, at 7:00 pm. We are turning to mystery and murder with our book selection, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Karen Chorney will lead our discussion via Zoom. Contact Laura Reiter for more information. About our book selection: “The Lost Apothecary is a […]
All are invited to join the next Church Library Book Club discussion on July 19 at 7:00pm via Zoom. We will be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (author of A Man Called Ove – a previous book club selection we all enjoyed). Contact Laura Reiter for more details. About Anxious People from Amazon: “From […]
From the Library“We lose the habit of reading because we’re afraid of wasting our time. We think we need to be productive and ‘on the go’ at all times. But people are not machines, and you are nourished by naps and fiction and basking in sunlight, no less than by food and drink.”Just a few […]