Our people enjoy access to a treasure of more than 1,000 volumes of classic Puritan, Presbyterian, and Reformed works, as well as scholarly gems and modern books, CDs, and videos. The collection is a gathering over the years of previous Pastor Wallace Bell’s (30 years) private library, and donations from member Dorothy Henyon (now with the Lord), the Trinity Foundation, and other individuals. Many of the books of Pastor Bell’s collection came in boxes straight from England over the years.
Some highlights of our diverse library include Calvin’s Institutes, Commentaries, and Tracts and Letters (seven volumes), the complete works of Thomas Manton and Benjamin Warfield, Charles Spurgeon’s collected sermons, and many books about the theology and work of the Westminster Standards (to name just a few!).
Member Sylvia Mettler (now home-bound) began organizing and catalouging our resources, and our present librarian, Debbie Bivens, has further systematized and labeled the works for ease of access.
Sections include: a children’s library, a women’s section, biographies, bibliographies, missions, Bible commentaries, systematic theology, historical theology, church history, parenting and family life, and many reference materials.