June 27, 2018
Some of you may be thinking “I already know everything there is to know about the library.” Others may ask, “Library? What library?” Whichever group you fall into, I have news for you: there's always something more to learn. That's one of the key things about libraries. They are places of learning; they are full of information.
When you think of a church library, do you think of it as a room (or a closet) full of old Bibles and books on religion? Plymouth Library has that. Many different translations and versions of the Bible, ancient and modern. Commentaries. Works by great theologians. Books on spiritual disciplines, on issues facing Churches today, on world religions. Our collection offers more breadth and depth than what you will find in most public libraries. And, as far as possible, it is theologically sound.
And Plymouth Library has a lot more than books about religion in its collection of more than 5,000 items. Literary fiction, poetry, essays, biographies of people who have influenced the course of history, books on the arts and politics and a wide array of social justice topics. I'm just getting started! There are books for children and parents. There are magazines and DVDs, CDs and audio books. There are brand-new books you don't have to wait for months to check out from the public library.
Plymouth library is tucked away, on the main floor, through the door to the left of the restrooms. Once you find it, and spend some time getting to know it, you may start to think of it as a hidden treasure. The library is open Sundays, 9 am to 12:30 pm. The Library committee members and I share a selection of new books during Hospitality Hour in the Lounge most Sundays. Look for our tables at the back of the Lounge and check out books.
Connect with the Library. Have you read a book recently that you would like to recommend to other members? Send a mini-review of the book and I will share it in occasional Herald articles and weekly blog articles. If you are not on the Library's email list and would like to be, let me know. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Plymouth Library on Plymouth Church's website. The home page has a “Library” icon you can click. The Library page includes links to the online catalog, the Library Blog and videos about choosing age-appropriate books for children, read-aloud tips, storytelling and a virtual Library tour.
Discover Plymouth Library, Plymouth Church's hidden treasure! –Suzanne Sanderson, LibrarianSubscribe