Library Acquisitions

Collection Includes

•    Reference
•    Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
•    Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction
•    Easy / Everybody
•    Media

New Acquisitions 2020

Adult Non-Fiction 
God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath, Wright, N. T.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, DiAngelo, Robin
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Tisby, Jemar
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation, Morrison, Latasha
Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference, Keller, Timothy

With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in AmericaSmith,, Susan K. Willams
How to Save our Planet, Alley, E Roberts

Adult Fiction 
Cities of Refuge Series, Cossette, Connilyn
  • Shelter of the Most High
  • Like Flames in the Night
  • Until the Mountains Fall
  • A Light on the Hill
We Hope for Better Things, Bartels, Erin 

Grace Library’s Wish List

Grace UMC Library is always researching possible books to be added to the collection for use by our church members. With a limited budget, selection process always means leaving out excellent books. One way to assist is by donations to the library specifically meant for book purchases. The library is also open to members suggesting books and providing the funds to purchase. The library has produced a list of books for addition to the collection that meet the library’s objectives.

Please review the list of titles and if so inclined, provide a donation to cover the purchase of a specific title by writing a check payable to Grace UMC that includes
Library Resource Fund” on the memo line. Please attach the title of your choice to the check.

The wish list may be found at the following Internet address and a printed list may also be found at the entry door to the library to pick up and read later.

Donation Policy 

The Grace Library Committee would like to express appreciation for all of the donations that have come into the Library over the past few years. However, at this time due to a lack of shelving space, the Library will no longer be accepting donations of used materials. The Grace Church Library will accept donations of new books, CD’s, DVDs, etc. provided the item(s) meet the standards of all Selection Policy statements. Where there is duplication of donated materials, they will be made available to church members or they will be donated elsewhere.

Materials donated to the Grace Church Library shall become the property of the library. If necessary, for any reason, the Grace Church Library staff may remove any donated book from the library.

The library will not place a value on gifts for tax purposes.

Upon request, the Library will add a bookplate to newly donated materials.

Loan Period = Two Weeks

Reference - Limited to “In-Building Use Only”

Glenna Holloway's Poetry

Glenna Holloway was a faithful member of Grace UMC for many years. At the time of her passing, she had no living relatives and had willed her estate to the care of Grace. Cleaning out the contents of her home was like a treasure hunt. Her poetry and writing workshop was on the second floor of her home and was filled with books and magazines and scores of boxes containing folders and smaller boxes of printouts. Under time constraints, the goal became to keep at least one copy of every poem that she had written. The bulk of that effort produced about twenty boxes filled with published books containing one or more of her poems. These boxes are currently stored in the Grace Church Library. 

Click here for a digital library of Glenna's poetry