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

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.


Visit FPC’s Library on Re-Connect Sunday, Sept. 10!

 
Did you know that FPC has a library in Fellowship Hall filled with books and DVDs and audio resources just waiting to be used? If you are looking for high quality resources for your children or yourself to help you grow in your Christian faith, stop by and visit! We have a large collection of children’s books, adult Christian fiction, Bible commentaries and reference books, and DVDs. If you haven’t stopped by recently, come and check us out!
 
We have been pruning, cleaning, and adding books and resources during the summer. More than  100 new resources have been added to the collection and are just waiting for you to use them! All of our new books have been entered in the online catalog for easy reference. The Biography section has also been completely catalogued and we are beginning to enter our non-fiction books into our online catalog (we entered our fiction books last year). 
 
Checking out library materials is quick and simple… just take the library card attached to the book or DVD and fill out the date, your name, your phone or email, and then drop the card in the basket on the desk in the middle of the library. The library is open before and after the worship service on Sunday mornings. Checking out materials is self-service  and can be done whether or not someone is staffing the library.
 
Stop by our Church Library on Re-Connect Sunday (Sept. 10) and enter a raffle for an Amazon.com gift card plus get a free gift from FPC’s past! And kids can sign up for our new reading program, where they can win awards based on the books they read!