The DUMC Library
Librarian: Gail Spach
Location, Hours, & Checking Out ItemS
The Library is located on the ground floor of the church, along with the church offices. It is open Sundays 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
Library resources are available to members of DUMC, the church's weekday preschool, and others in the community provided that we have a record of your contact information.
Items may be reserved by contacting Gail Spach who will be happy to assist with research and also with the location of resources.
All items may be checked out for two weeks. You are welcome to renew any item by phone, e-mail, or in person, as long as no one else is waiting to borrow it.
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What will I find in the Library?
Around 8,000 items for adults and children. We have an exciting collection of brand new and classic books, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs, as well as magazines and recordings of DUMC services. Explore our resources, listed below, or access the Library's online database: http://library.davidsonumc.org:8080/
The Library's adult collection is divided into the following categories: The Arts, Bible Studies, Biography, Church in Society, Fiction, Methodism, History, Missions, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, and Parenting.
We have a large selection of children's fiction and non-fiction and a growing collection of young adult books. There is a special section of children's books called "Junior Concerns" to help children through life's challenges (grief, illness, changes, bullying, emotional challenges, interpersonal relationships, etc.).
The Library supports the United Methodist Women's Reading Program. We have selections from the reading list - which includess adult, youth, and children's books - on a special shelfin the library where you will also find more information about the program. Click here to reach the official UMW Reading Program page - and visit the DUMC UMW Reading Program page on Facebook.
The Library houses many audio books for adults and children.
The United Methodist Women Response
The United Methodist New World Outlook
The Library has CDs in the following genres: Advent/Christmas, Children's Music, Christian Rock, Classical Sacred, Contemporary Christian, Gospel/Spirituals, Hymns/Worship, Music for Meditation and Relaxation, Southern Gospel/Country, and World Music.
Our DVD collection includes classic and recent movies as well as DVDs with a religious theme. Please help us maintain our collection by handling DVDs with extra care.
Sunday Services on CD
The Library keeps recordings of Sunday services for a number of years.
The Library has a Reference section that includes different translations of the Bible, dictionaries, the twelve volume set of The New Interpreter's Bible, other Bible study reference books, local phone books, and a church directory. Further resources are available from the North Carolina Conference United Methodist Media Center. Ask librarian, Gail Spach for more information.
We extend our thanks to all those who are current or former Library volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gail Spach.
GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY
We gladly accept contributions to the Library Fund throughout the year. Making a contribution to the Library is a wonderful way to honor friends or family members. We have two specific annual fundraising drives which take place around Mother's and Father's Day. On these occasions, gifts to the Library may be made in honor or memory of loved ones. A card announcing the gift is sent to the recipient, and a book-plate may be placed in the book, if a specific title is decided upon.
We appreciate the donation of new or used books or other items, which may either be used on the shelves or placed in our library surplus shelf for sale. Sales benefit the Library.