Library at Grantham Church
We welcome everyone to check out the items in our library at Grantham Church.
We have a wonderful assortment of books, including children’s books, young adult books, novels, books to promote personal and communal growth, commentaries, and reference books, as well as other resources to assist you as you travel on your spiritual journey!
Curbside service or mailbox delivery is available upon request.
Do you ever hesitate to borrow something from a library because the topic of the item speaks to a very private need and you want to avoid the speculation of others? To help maintain your privacy, you may sign out an item as “Anonymous.”
If you find you need it longer than the standard two-week loan period, we ask that you notify our librarian so she knows who to contact if someone else requests the item. At no time will your name be put on the sign-out card for anyone to see. Rest assured that your interest in the item will be kept confidential.
2nd Tuesdays, 7pm (via Zoom)
The church library sponsors a monthly Book Chat on second Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Come to hear about a variety of inspiring books others are reading, including fiction, biographies and other nonfiction. Children are also welcome to come for a few minutes at the beginning of the sessions to tell about a meaningful book. Contact Edie Asbury (church librarian) to obtain the Zoom link.
The library offers a year-long Reading Challenge for people of all ages on a designated theme. For each four books read, the reader has a chance in a drawing at the end of the year for a $50 gift card from a Christian bookstore.
The 2022 Reading Challenge theme is one of the Brethren in Christ core values, “Believing the Bible”. To participate, you may browse the books on the Reading Challenge cart outside the library, request a list of key books, and/or read a book from your own bookshelf or e-reader on the theme. This challenge is for all ages (including pre-readers who have books read to them!) and will continue until the end of December 2022.
Other Library Resources
We are lucky to have a lot of gifted writers at our church! Many members of Grantham Church’s community have written books and articles, which you can access through the church library.
The church also has a wide selection of large-print books for those who have difficulty reading small print.
If you have any questions please contact our church librarian, Edie Asbury.