The Betty Barrick Library started in 1970 with two stacks outside the receptionist’s office. As it grew, it took over more space. Then in 1996 the present library was dedicated. At the time Betty Barrick was librarian. When she retired in 2012 the library was named in her honor.
The library now has more than 2,000 items, including books, DVDs, CDs and talking books. Fifteen categories of books range from Christian Living to Fiction and Poetry. The Reference Section is especially helpful to those planning talks or working in Bible studies.
The Little Library That Could
Tucked away in Fellowship Hall is our very special church library. It’s a cozy little quiet
corner with comfortable chairs and two nice tables. A perfect place to relax and browse our books.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we have an old-fashioned card catalog, just like the ones we grew up with. I love this place. It is like going home again to the library you grew up with or the ones you had at school. We have a fiction section, and non-fiction section. We have all kinds of Bibles and books to help you find what you’re looking for in the Bible.
Need a devotion? We have a section for devotional books. We have a bookcase just full of new books. We have DVDs of all kinds. This year so far, we have 130 books plus videos and magazines checked out this year.
We have a great librarian, Jeannie Hill, who takes great care of the books to add to our sweet little library. So, come visit this wonderful little place that is tucked away in Fellowship Hall.
You will not only find library books, but we also have books for sale in Fellowship Hall and Smoot Hall. They are only a quarter for paper-backs and fifty cents for hardbacks. That is definitely the best deal in town.
So, when was the last time you read a good book? Come visit us and grab a book or a couple, then sit back and enjoy. You will be glad you did. I promise.
Submitted by Jan Baker