Autumn 2013 update:
There is a Library temporarily housed in the Maple Room until we complete phase 2, where it will be part of a new Resource area.
The Library is re-shelved and organized, and ready to use from the cart on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall! There will be a wide selection of books on the book cart and on a table display on Sunday mornings that will be rotated regularly. For those wanting to have a greater selection, arrangements can be made for access to the whole library.
Sunday Signout: On Sundays the cart is usually brought into our Fellowship Hall during refreshment time. As before, just write your name, phone number and the date on the card found in the book, and leave the card in the little wooden box. A maximum of 2 or 3 weeks for the loan of books, especially new ones is preferred.
Sunday Returns: Please return your book in a couple of weeks, replacing the card in the book’s card holder and returning the book on the cart. Thank you!
Purpose of the Library: The purpose of the Library is to make available current reading material of both sacred and secular interest. There are categories of books relating to spirituality, worship, Bible study, church growth, psychology, health, healing, biography, children and adult fiction, seasonal (Easter, Christmas), crafts, and much, much more.
Jill Walton has generously gifted us with her father Geoff Titcomb’s sermons and prayers delivered over several years at Overlander Extended Care, KUC and PLURA Hills. They have been gathered together in a binder and will have it available in the KUC library as a resource for other lay folk wanting to deliver a Message or Devotion.
Overdue Books: (Over) 36 are missing! Now is the time, folks, to return those books you have been holding, awaiting our new space.
A little bit of history…
KUC’s library has been around for a great many years. For the past 20 or so years Bonnie Daviduk has been the main driving force behind KUC’s library. Arleen Simmonds was assistant to Bonnie for many of those years, and a few years ago Barrie Ogden joined the group.
When Bonnie began work on the library, it was located on the second floor of the CE Centre (Christian Education Centre). She had a vision of making the library more accessible to the congregation, so on Sunday mornings bags of books were carted to the Fellowship Hall where they were on display during refreshment time and available for borrowing. Ken Lepin saw the need and crafted and donated a beautiful Library Cart so the librarians could keep a rotating variety of books on the cart for Sunday morning display. It worked! It soon became evident that the Library needed to be more accessible by moving to the main floor. The library moved into the Lay Ministry Office, where it was until May, 2012. During renovations to our sanctuary, the Library books were boxed and stored, as that space became the working office for Sharon (Administrative Secretary) as her former office was vacated for redevelopment.