The church library is open at this time. You are welcome to browse or check out books, DVDs, or CDs before or after the worship service or weekdays during office hours.
For those interested in large type books, the church library owns a few books in large print.
The adult fiction titles are in a separate area of the fiction shelves with call number starting “LP.” The adult non-fiction titles are mixed in with the regular print titles, but are recognizable on the shelves by the call number starting with “LP.”
The following are non-fiction titles by call number, author, and/or title:
LP 223.2 BIB “The Book of Psalms: Authorized King James Version”
LP 226.96 LUC Lucado, Max. “The Great House of God: a Home for Your Heart”
LP 242.2 DEV “365 Devotions”
LP 248.4 MUR Murray, Andrew. “The Deeper Christian Life”
LP 248.4 SMI Smith, Hannah Whitall. “The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life”
Here is a list of selected fiction titles by call number, author, and title:
LP F LEW Lewis, Beverly. “The Crossroad”
LP F LEW Lewis, Beverly. “The Postcard”
LP F LEW Lewis, Beverly. “The Reckoning”
LP F OKE Oke, Janette. “Love’s Enduring Promise”
LP F OKE Oke, Janette. “The Measure of a Heart”
LP F OKE Oke, Janette. “Return to Harmony”
LP F OKE Oke, Janette. “The Tender Years”
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To look up an author, title, subject, or keyword, consult the online library catalog
When prompted for library name, type: oepc
No password required
No logout necessary
After finding an item you are interested in, you may come to the library yourself to check it out. Or you may send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org and request the items you would like to borrow. A library team member will check out the item for you and arrange to hand it to you in a plastic bag through the car window, or leave the bag in the church office entranceway with your name on it. A library team member is usually in the library from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Thursdays, and by appointment to provide reference or circulation service.
Library materials are loaned for one month at a time and may be renewed.
Returns may be dropped off in the church office entranceway in a box labeled for returns. Or returns may be taken to the library and placed in the plastic cabinet drawer marked for returns.
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As a side issue of the current pandemic and library use, it may be of interest to some that Battelle, a lab and research institute, partnered with two library service organizations to research how long the coronavirus survives on various materials frequently found in libraries. The results have been issued in poster form and these are displayed on a wall in our church library. You are welcome to come by and read about the COVID-19 virus and its relationship to paper, plastics, glass, metals, and leather.