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The Asbury Library Committee is pleased to announce that you can now search our database online by searching title, author or subject by clicking here

Learn more about the library here

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Books for Summer Discussions

Published: June 15, 2022

The below three books will be discussed on August 3 and 4 at summer reading gatherings with Mike Mullin:

  • We Will Not Be Silenced: Responding Courageously to Our Culture’s Assault on Christianity, by Erwin W. Lutzer
  • Not In It To Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines the Church, by Andy Stanley
  • Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel, by Jonny Rashid

An additional book to highlight for the summer will be A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. Kathryn Woodruff, a college student interning with Asbury First for the summer, will be leading a book study on this book at weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings. For more information about these discussions, click here.

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New Books at the Church Library

Published: June 15, 2022

The church library (right off the gathering space) is open for business. Some new items have been added to our collection and you’re encouraged to check them out. They are:

  • This is How it Always Is: A Novel by Laurie Frankel
  • Barking to the Choir by Father Gregory Boyle 
  • The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr
  • "Say Amen Somebody" (DVD)
  • Rainbow Fish by Pfister (Picture Book)
  • Our World is a Family (Picture Book)
  • See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto by Valarie Kaur
  • Aepirogon: A Novel (adult non-fiction) by Colum McCann
  • Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem (Picture Book)
  • Invisible String (Picture Book)
  • My People by Langston Hughes (Picture Book)
  • Sometimes People March (Picture Book)
  • Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger by Justin Murphy (adult non-fiction)
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Calling All Children—Come Check Us Out

Published: June 15, 2022

Come see our new location for children’s books in the church library—just off the gathering space. A reachable bookcase filled with picture books and children’s books are located just inside the church library. 

This new location features books that are within reach of even the shortest readers. Come look through the new additions and old favorites. Check them out to take home absolutely free and so convenient. Simply sign the blue card in the front of the book and leave it on the library desk and enjoy your book.

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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Founded in 1977, the Library at Asbury First is located off the Welcoming Hall. The book collection ranges from general reference, life stages, religion and science, Bible, theology, and spirituality to fiction, church history, and Christian education, organized with the Dewey Decimal System. A posted chart provides numbers and categories of the books and there is a color-coded chart for the children's collection. Use of the library is free and it is open to church members when the church is open. The process for checking out and returning books is an easy, self-serve honor system.

Besides encouraging use by individual church members, the Library Committee provides programs for children's Sunday School groups and adult education classes. It works to strengthen the family and young adult collections and is creating a library collection database. The committee credits memorials, area book exchanges, and donations as sources for books and supplies. It is possible to leave memorials to help fund the library, and such gifts play a major role in providing for library needs.

For more information about the Library collection and mission, dowload the Library FAQs here.