“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss
Washington Street is home to two remarkable libraries.
The McDonald Library holds 1,500 volumes and has a special section devoted to Methodist heritage and beliefs along with many books about the founders, John and Charles Wesley.
The library contains works by well-known philosophers and theologians such as Karl Barth, Richard Niebuhr, Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, along with a large group of Biblical reference volumes. Each section of the library is identified by pictorial signs covering many topics, including: Christian ethics, social concerns, family problems, and devotional meditations.
The McDonald Library is located on the Second Floor of the Education Building and is a self-service operation.
The Children’s Library has approximately 1,200 books, ranging from spiritual to educational to fun stories for the very young through sixth grade. While older children may use the self-service check-out method, parents are asked to help young children.
This library is noted for two stained glass windows given by Mrs. Nan Self, a long time teacher of children in this church and in the public schools. One window is Jesus and the Little Children, and the other window is Noah and the Ark. Animal furniture and colorful beanbags made this a most inviting place.