The first Sunday of each month after the 11 am service the church library bibliocart will meet you in the church Gathering Space with a full selection of new library purchases and the theme of the month.
This month (April 2) the focus is on Easter with numerous books on this topic. You can check out the books—for free—right there at the bibliocart—just in front of the piano. Stop by and check us out on this first Sunday in April: April 2, just one short week before Easter.
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.