The purpose of the library at St. Paul’s Ivy is to assist in the spiritual growth and development of the parish by providing books, magazines, videos and other resources that will enhance the adult and children’s church school programs and inspire a better understanding of our faith. The library also contains books on the history of St. Paul’s Ivy.
The library has grown from a very small collection of books mostly left by previous rectors, barely filling a single row, to almost three walls filled from top to bottom. What might be called the heart of the book collection is the 2002 Lewis Family donation of over 700 titles which once belonged to Bishop David Lewis. The current collection could be described as religious-eclectic, including good standard reference books and Bible translations and commentaries, along with books on comparative religion, Christian education, history, biographies, some fiction and self-help.
All parishioners are welcome to enjoy the resources in our library. The library is open whenever the church is open and utilizes a self-service “honor system” checkout. We welcome willing volunteers of all ages and talents in assist with checking in and organizing books.
Access the online library catalog!