The purpose of the First United Methodist Church Library shall be:
To provide books and materials that will promote a better understanding of our Christian heritage.
To encourage growith in Christian faith and spiritual living.
To provide wholesome literature and audio/video materials for entertainment and learning.
The First United Methodist Church Library provides a collection of books (including large print books), CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines.
The book collection includes biographies, fiction, and non-fiction with topics as diverse as cooking, spiritual growth, prayer, devotions, witnessing, theology, history, Christian living, child-rearing, biblical research, various Bible translations, and more. A computer is available for browsing the internet or searching the online card catalog.
The main library is located in the Family Ministries Center.
The Children’s Library (The Library Den) is located on the second floor of the education wing of the main church building.
In addition to the many books and videos available, here is a list of the library's magazine subscriptions:
Biblical Archaeology Review
The Mountain Circuit
Saturday Evening Post
The Voice of the Martyrs
U. M. Men
United Methodist Women
West Virginia United Methodist
Global Report on where Christians are Persecuted Today
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2015
Rett Syndrome Gazette
The main library and the Library Den are open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
How to check out books and other materials
- Sign your name on the card that is in a book or on a CD, or DVD.
- Place the card in the small card-box on the telephone table.
- Return items to the library in a timely fashion (1 week for movies and 1-3 weeks for other materials).