First Presbyterian Church Library

Welcome!

The First Presbyterian Church Library has hundreds of books, DVDs, and other resources to help you and your family grow in your Christian faith. We have materials for adults, for men and women, for children, for teens, and for Seniors. We have fiction books spanning every genre, theology books that delve into life’s deepest questions, books on prayer and discipleship, and many commentaries and other resources that will help you dig deeper into the Bible. We also have a collection of classic and contemporary videos and audio resources, including dramas and comedies as well as non-fiction documentaries. We have a small bookstore where you can buy new books recommended by Pastor Eric and books tied our current focus as a church. 
 

Location and Hours

We are located in Fellowship Hall, and we are open for use before and after the church services on Sundays. If you haven’t visited us yet, or if you haven’t visited us recently, drop by! We’ve been adding, pruning, and re-organizing our resources, and we’ve even started an online catalog.
 

How to Check Out a Book

Checking out a book or DVD is simple and quick! Just fill out the date, your name, and your phone or email on the library card attached to the book or DVD you want to check out. Then drop the card in the basket on the desk in the center of the library. Library materials can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time.

Online Resources

Check out our Resource
page for links to online books, Bible study helps, videos, and more.
 

Online Catalog     

Search our online catalog. Find all of our materials catalogued here.
 

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Questions?

 

Book Request?

Is there a resource you want us to add? Submit a request!
 

Library News and Updates

Books on Revival and Spiritual Renewal!

This year our church has been focusing on revival. The FPC Library has helped further this goal by selling pastor and staff-picked revival-oriented books in the Library Bookstore. If you’re interested in any of these books, stop by Fellowship Hall on Sunday and take a look!
 
As part of this focus, this week the library will be highlighting books about revival and spiritual renewal on the library display tables. Some specific books that we have available are Experiencing God by Henry BlackabyA Closer Walk by Catherine MarshallTrue Spirituality by Francis SchaefferWhat’s So Amazing About Grace? and Disappointment With God by Philip YanceyGlorious Intruder by Joni Eareckson TadaThe Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard, and many more.
 
Unfortunately, while many of these books can be found in our online catalog not all of them are cataloged yet. However, progress is being made in the non-fiction section and now all the biographies are catalogued. If you are interested in the biographies or our other books and media (DVDS, audio books, etc.), please check out our catalog and browse our selection.
 
Stop by this week at the Library in Fellowship Hall and check out our selection of books on revival and spiritual renewal as well as our fiction, biographies, commentaries, reference books, youth books, children’s books, DVDs, and other media.
 
Do you have questions or need help locating a specific book or topic? Please send us an email here
 


Great Biographies in the Library!

 
The FPC Library’s biographies have now been completely catalogued and can be searched for online.
 
This Sunday (September 17), the library table in Fellowship Hall will be displaying many of our great biographies about many fascinating people!
 
We have books about well known Christian figures like C. S. Lewis, Joni Eareckson Tada, Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Billy Graham, Dwight L. Moody, George MacDonald, and many others.
 
We also have captivating stories of little known Christians and their lives. For example, we have books about a woman who was aborted and lived to tell about it, a man kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas, two women who were imprisoned by the Taliban, a Russian ballerina who was arrested by the Soviet Union, an acting LAPD police chief, and many more.
 
Stop by on Sunday to browse our biographies or check online to find a specific one!


Library Raffle, New Books, and Free Stuff!

The FPC Library has a lot of exciting things going on for Re-Connect Sunday (September 10)! Join us at the library table in Fellowship Hall to participate in a raffle, check out new books, get some free stuff, and sign your children up for the new library prize program!
 
This summer, the library has been working on going through and cataloging the books in the back room that have never been shelved or displayed before. We have added over 100 new books to our collection and we will be displaying many of them on the library table. Come check out our new non-fiction titles by authors like Philip Yancey, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Max Lucado, Lee Strobel and many more.
 
The Biography section of the library has now been completely catalogued in our online catalog. We have many amazing biographies of Christian life, faith, trials, and triumphs about people like Corrie Ten Boom, Martin Luther, Joni Eareckson Tada, Eric Liddell, Peter Marshall, and other Christian figures. Search for Biography in our online catalog to see them all and pick out ones to check out on Sunday!
 
On Re-Connect Sunday, kids can stop by the library table and start our expanded library prize program (You can read more about that here). The library will also be holding a raffle for an Amazon gift card. All you have to do is stop by the table and fill out a raffle card. We will also be giving out lots of free stuff like some books by influential Christian authors and a pamphlet from one of FPC’s previous pastors, Albert J. Lindsey. Make sure to stop by and take advantage of all the wonderful things that our library has to offer!
 


Expanded Library Prize Program!

 
This Fall the FPC library is expanding and updating the library prize program! Now, everyone from age 4 to 8th grade can participate and win prizes by reading books.
 
Every time children and youth read 5 books they get to pick out a prize! Children and youth will use a reading log to track how many books they read. If children are in 2nd grade or younger, they may have books read to them. 
 
The main goals of this program are to encourage reading for fun and to foster spiritual growth in our children and youth. In view of these goals, in order to count toward a reward, books read must be the Bible or from the church library. Parents of young children can use this prize program to start a reading time with their family. Reading together helps children in a multitude of ways and grows the bond between family members.
 
The library also has new prizes in addition to the prizes from the older prize program especially to celebrate the expansion of the prize program!
 
Stop by the library table in Fellowship Hall on Re-Connect Sunday (September 10) to receive more detailed information and pick up a reading log.