Welcome to the Columbia Presbyterian Church Library!
Books are arranged into five sections: adult non-fiction, adult fiction, Easy readers ( non-fiction, fiction), Juniors (nonfiction, fiction) and Young Adult (non-fiction, fiction). Labels have been added to the shelves to help locate each section.
In addition, the adult non-fiction section has subject labels to help in browsing the collection for specific areas of interest – Bible study aids, Christian Doctrine, Devotional Literature, Christian Life, Church Practice, Missions, Biography, and Church History. A display in the library gives a more complete breakdown by Dewey Decimal number.
Besides books, the Library also has a magazine section and audio-visual materials (CDs and DVDs).The collections have been cataloged and may be accessed through an online catalog, either through your own computer via the Internet, or from the computer in the library (instructions forthcoming).
On Teaching the Word to Children
Consider these resources for use at home or the classroom:
Children’s Bibles and Bible story books:
Arch books – Bible stories, told in verse with colorful drawings. Filed as a set in the “EASY” children’s section.
The Jesus Storybook Bible by S. Lloyd-Jones. E 220.95 Llo
The greatest love: a cup and a cross by K. Henley. E 232.95 Hen
Read aloud Bible stories. 4 volume set. By E. Lindvall. E 220.95 Lin
The biggest story: how the snake crusher brings us back to the garden.Kevin DeYoung J 220.95 DeY
The Gospel story Bible: discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by M. Machowski. J 220.95 Mac
“Herein is Love” Commentary series – commentaries written for children of the first 5 books of Bible. Includes teaching guides. By Nancy Ganz. J 220.95 Gan
Leading Little Ones to God – a classic. By M. Schoolland J 230 Sch
The Ology: ancient truths ever new – a storybook of theology for kids. by M. Machowski J 230 Mac
Long story short: 10 minute devotions to draw your family to God. By M. Marchowski. 249 Mac
Greatest heroes and legends of the Bible series. J DVD 220.95 Gre
A set of 12 animated Bible stories, including David and Goliath; Daniel and the lion’s den; Jonah and the whale; Joseph and the coat of many colors; Joshua and the battle of Jericho; the Nativity; and Miracles of Jesus.
The library is located downstairs in the main building, in Room 106. Coming down the stairs, it is at the end of the hall, on the left.
The library is available to CPC members and friends as a place for individual study. As such, no meetings are to be scheduled or take place in the room. Please contact the church office for use during weekdays, 9 AM – 5PM. In addition, it will be open every Sunday morning.
Item Borrowing and Return
The Library is “self-service” and operates on the honor system. Please complete the card located in the back of each item with the date and your name. Drop it off in the box on the shelf next to the computer.
Items may be returned to the library or the book “drop box” at the end of the hall, just outside the library door.
Loan periods are:
Learn more about the Library
Click here to see a presentation on how to use the library.
Contact Marti Stum at 410-992-7958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.