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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH LIBRARY MINISTRY

Welcome!
The library is located on the second floor at the top of the narthex stairs. It is open to use and enjoy anytime the church is open. It is usually staffed on Tuesday mornings. The automated library catalog can be accessed from the computer on the desk. You may search by title, author and subject. Instructions for login are located next to the computer.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the First United Methodist Church Library is to supply books and materials that enhance the church curriculum and worship, promote individual spiritual growth, and provide reading for enjoyment and education.

Our collection includes:
Bible Study Helps
  • Atlases 220.9
  • Commentaries 220.7
  • Concordances 220.3
  • Dictionaries 220.3
  • Encyclopedias 220.3
  • Histories 220.9
  • Interpretations & Criticisms 220.6
  • Texts, Versions, Translations 220.5

Teaching Helps 221-229
Christian Theology 231-239
Church History 270
John Wesley's Life and Writings 287
Hymns-History and Background 264.2
Christian Art and Symbols 246
Sacraments 234.16
Christian Life

  • Marriage 248.844
  • Divorce 248.846
  • Parenting 248.845
  • Relationships 248.84
  • Death and Grief 248.866

Children's Books (E)
Juvenile Books (J)
Books for Teens 248.83
Biographies (B)
Fiction (F)
Spanish Books

Circulation
Books may be borrowed for a three week loan period. There is no limit to the number of books a person may borrow at one time. The library does request you take only the number you can read in the loan period.

Selection and Gift Policies
The selection policy as approved by the Board of Stewards in 2008 is the guide used in selecting books. This policy is on file in the library. The final selection is made by the Library Committee, considering the needs and monies available.

Gifts to the library will be judged by the same criteria. Donations of money or books are gladly accepted as memorial gifts. If the library already has a copy of a gift book, the donor will be asked if the book may be passed on to another church library or if they would like to have the book returned.

Families are notified of donations made in honor or memory of their loved ones.

DOROTHY GALASSO BOOKTALK
Our 38th year! Beginning Tuesday, September 17th, and every third Tuesday through May 2014, Dorothy Galasso Book Talk will meet in room112 at 9:30 am for coffee and 10:00-11:00 am for the program. There will be a variety of literary books reviewed with time for discussion led by inspiring people. Come join us. A nursery will be provided