Library Hours ...........open all day on Monday to Friday, and by appointment.
Contact Michele Mills by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee ................ Larry Mills
Eighty percent of the library acquistions have been generously donated from other libraries, parishioners and from personal libraries. Categories include: Reference; Biography; Prayers and Novenas; World Religions; Pro-Life; and Fiction. There is a children's section and a young adult section as well.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish Library aligns itself with the parish mission statement. The Holy Spirit instills in us the wisdom to provide material that will enable parishioners to learn about the Catholic faith. The library will provide non-fiction books and media including CD's and DVD's that will assist in the advancement of the Roman Catholic faith, stimulate growth and ehance the quality of worship. The library works with all ministries to increase education for adults, teenagers and elementary children.
There are five different entities to the policy: purpose, media content, size, location and funding.
The purpose of the SJTW Library is to carry out the mission of the church by partnering with religious education, RCIA and other groups to expand knowledge of the Roman Catholic church. In order to provide this knowledge, the different materials used are: books(nonfiction, biographies),periodicals, DVD's of the special events of the church and newspapers.
The SJTW library is located in the upper hall of the old church. This library incorporates the second section of the Dewey Decimal system (200-religion), having ten categories). The overall size is a fraction of the public library's religious section. Although there is room for expansion, there is no need for a large area. Initially, the SJTW library was funded by the Community Hall Renovation Committee. The funds were donated by Jack Conway and by the Chase Corporation.
1. Two books can be kept for two weeks
2. When returning material, place in the book drop box. Please do not reshelve books.
3. Sign out notebook is located at the drop box.
The library committee is grateful for all donations. All donations must meet certain criteria: copyright date cannot exceed 1996, the overall condition of the book must be very good, all books must pertain to religion. If the criteria is not met, we cannot accept the book.
Everyone is welcomed to help with the library's upkeep. The Confirmation students can use volunteer time as part of the twenty hours needed to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, one hour at a time. The tasks that are required consist of reshelving items, adding date due cards, and dusting. The librarian will be there for assistance.