“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” ― Jules Verne
Looking for a place to donate books, magazines, music cd’s, movie dvd’s? The St. Andrew’s Library is just the place you need. The library will make good use of your donations in two ways.
First, the library is an official drop-off site for Inside Books Project (IBP), the non-profit organization that sends free books to people in prison in the State of Texas. If you want to donate your books to IBP, put them in the box in the St. Andrew’s Library designated for that purpose. (IBP only accepts books, preferably paperback because they cost less to ship.)
Second, the library has started Book Pantry for the clients of Food Pantry. Krista Keosheyan comes to Food Pantry with books and other materials that are not needed in the St. Andrew Library. She offers these items to Food Pantry clients who are interested in them. If you want to donate your books, magazines, music cd’s and/or movie dvd’s for Food Pantry clients, put them in the box in the library designated for them.
St. A’s Library: Check It Out!
There’s a lot to learn from the St. Andrew’s library! In fact, there’s a good chance that hard-to-find title you’re looking for is there. And you can find out what’s there right from your computer in our online library catalog at LibraryThing.
Using the Online Catalog
It’s really pretty easy. Just go to the online library catalog. Then use any of these options to search for the books you need:
- keywords (called “tags”)
- publication date
- Dewey decimal number
We plan to make our online catalog even more useful by adding reviews and comments to each entry. If you would like to help, contact the webmaster.
New Children’s Selections
Our bookstore (now closed) gave a number of children’s titles to our library. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to share the marvelous works selected by our Bookstore Committee. These books represent St. Andrew’s theology and offer beautiful words and illustrations for our children. Please drop by the library and check them out soon!
Finding the Library – From the church foyer, go down the hallway between the church office and the team bulletin boards. At the end of that hall, the library is across the next hall and to your left. Above the bookshelves are helpful markers identifying groups of books:
0–1000 — Adult Titles
+ — Children’s Books
Y — Youth
B — Biography
A — Audio
V — Video
Checking Out Books
To check out one or more books:
- Choose each book you want.
- Look inside the front cover for the checkout card.
- Write your name, date, and phone number on the card.
- Leave the card in the box by the door.
You may check out books for as long as you like, although we ask that you renew them after a month. Reference books are also available for use in the library (not for checkout).