Our library, in Andrews Hall, is open when the building is open!
We invite you to stop by each month to see a special book exhibit featured by a committee, on the bookshelf at the front desk. Watch for exhibits from Adult Education,Small Groups, Wrapping Presence, Deacons, Music, Youth, Aid for Friends and the History Committees.
Read and Chat Book Discussion
This book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm and ends no later than 2:30. Contact Joyce Baral 215-348-8335. We are always looking for new people to join us — all are invited!
Upcoming books for 2017-2018 are:
- September 13 ... Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
- October 11 ... Almond Tree by Michele Cohen Corasanti
- November 8 ... The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
- December 13 ... A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
- January 10 ... Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
- February 14 ... Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
- March 14 ... The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
- April 11 ... Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
- May 9 ... Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
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