Our library is open when Andrews Hall is open!
We invite you to stop by each month to see a special front desk book exhibit from one of the following committees: Adult Education, Aid for Friends, Deacons, History, Music, Small Groups, Wrapping Presence, and Youth.
Read and Chat Book Discussion
The book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm and ends no later than 2:30 pm. Meetings will be held outdoors if weather allows and in the Celtic Cross Room. Join us! Contact Joyce Baral 215-348-8335 for questions. Below is the schedule for 2021-2022:
- September 8 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
- October 13 – Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
- November 10 – Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
- December 8 – The Growing Season by Sarah Frey
- January 12 – Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde
- February 9 – Anxious People by Fredrick Bachman
- March 9 – A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
- April 13 – Take What You Can Carry by Gian Sardar
- May 11 – Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
We ask you to check out all materials before you take them from the Library. Circulation is self-serve. Books can be borrowed for three weeks; CDs and DVDs for one week. Write your full name and the date (include the year) on the card found in the back of the item and leave the card in the box on the circulation desk
Concourse: The Library’s Computer System
Locating books and other materials is easy: just click on “Easy Word Search” and type in a title, subject, or author and click on “search.” The list of available items will be displayed. Please note: because we do not track checked out books in the computer, all books will be marked as “in,” when in fact they may be currently checked out.
Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
CDs and DVDs Items
Our CDs and DVDs are housed in the Library. In the collection, you will find music and movies appropriate for all ages.
The extensive children’s collection has titles that would supplement topics you might be discussing in classrooms. Books are donated by the Committee for each child born to or adopted by Church families.
Thanks to the over 50 donations by Zondervan in 2008, the youth collection has expanded greatly.
Resources for Church School Teachers
DPC’s Library and its resources are available to all Church School teachers. There is a special teachers’ resource area located on the right-hand side of the shelf under the windows. These resources provide ideas for classroom activities, games, puzzles, bulletin boards, and more. They are divided into Arts and Crafts, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, and Church Year. Check out for these items is the same as other Library items.
Located on the left-hand side of the shelf under the windows, magazines are available without check out. You are free to use these magazines in any way that is helpful to you. The Committee tries to keep the magazines weeded to the most current six months. We also invite you to donate your own current magazines.
Looking for prayer(s) and / or worship resources – look in section 242 – 248, or search on the Library’s computer.
Books with colored dots on the spine represent:
- Green – Christmas
- Yellow – Lent
- Orange – Thanksgiving
- Lime – Christian Health Ministries
- Smiley Faces – Local school district reading list suggestions