Any time the church building is open, come visit the Library!

There are books for every age and every reading level.

We have adult fiction and nonfiction. We have gardening books, cook books, Christian living themes and more!! There are also audio books — listen while you drive. There are children’s books just waiting for you and your children; fantastic picture books, fiction and nonfiction; books for several levels of beginning readers. There is a juvenile section with several popular series and we have started a graphic novel section.

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Visit Laurel’s Library…there are non-electronic entertainment devices!

Any time the church office is open you may visit laurel’s library. There are books for every age level and every reading level. We have adult fiction and non-fiction. We have gardening books, cook books, Christian living themes and more!!  

There are children’s books just waiting for you and your children to spend time reading and searching through, and of course checking some out. Picture books, fiction and non-fiction, books for beginning readers.

Juvenal books include several popular series, and again we have fiction and non-fiction. We also have a start to a graphic novel section.

Yes, due to the organizing efforts of Dana Saal, our Library has a great new look!! (Still in progress but almost done.) Come explore the Library’s new look, find the perfect read and check it out!!    

We are always adding to our collection… If there is a title you need, let me know and we will help you find it.

And don’t forget to sign up for the summer reading challenges!!!

Get Glowing and Read!!

Join the summer reading challenge. Pick up the reading challenge information on the table in the Library and start reading!!

Children, Record the books you read on the challenge sheet. See if you can fill each box and pick up your prize on Sunday, August 4!! If you are not yet a reader, ask someone to read to you!!

Adults, take the challenge to stretch your reading choices. Pick up a suggestion sheet, and see what sections of the Library you find yourself browsing in.


New Books

Animals: Knowledge You Can Touch By Fleur Star
This book is donated to Laurel’s library by the Clara Swain Circle in memory of Anna Stauter. The book is in Braille and also has the written words. The book is presently on the Library table. Stop in to touch the words.

Four Winds By Kristin Hannah
This is the September Book club choice. The Library has a hard copy and an audio copy.

This Holy Mystery By Gayle Carilton Felton
Everything Belongs By Richard Rohr
Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See By Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
The Exiles By Christina Baker Kline
The Divine Dance By Richard Rohr
Point of Danger By Irene Hannah

New Juvenal Books

Duke By Kirby Larson
Point Guard By Mike Lupica
Who Was Louis Braille? By Margaret Frith
Rock Harbor Search and Rescue  By Colleen Coble

New Children’s Books

The Dirt Girl By Jodi Dee
For Every Child a Better World By Louise Gikow
Good Morning Grizzle Grump By Aaron Biecha
Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids  By Jennifer Grant
My Brother Charlie By Kathryn Lasky
Just Me and My Dad By Mercer Mayer


Let’s Get Cookin’...
Look for the cookbooks on display in Laurel’s Library. 

Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Food, Faith and Fun — A Faithgirlz Cookbook

A Biblical Feast by Kitty Morse

Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook by Debora M. Coty

The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes For Kids by Joan D’Amico and Karen Eich Drummond

Mediterranean Cooking by Lynne Gigliotti

The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin

Natural Superfoods by Susanna Blake

101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker by Janet Eyring and Stephanie Ashcraft

Quick Start Homemade A Southern Living Book

Pillsbury Kids Cookbook — Food fun for Boys and Girls

Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals 2 — Some of Rachael Ray’s favorites!

Visit the Library at Laurel United Methodist Church on Sunday mornings and any time the church is open during the week. We are always adding new book come in and check out a great read!!

We are always adding to our collection. If there is a title you are seeking, let us know and we will help you find it. A few tips to get you started.

  • The formal name, if you look above the door, is “Edna J. Sheldon and Esther I. Moore Memorial Library” more commonly called Laurel’s Library.
  • Anyone can check out books from our library. If you do not currently attend Laurel United Methodist Church, all you need to do is fill out a short registration card with contact information and then find a great read to check out.
  • We utilize a card and pocket system. To check out a book simply sign your name on the card and leave it in the front of the file box on the shelf in the back corner of the library.
  • Please return books after 3 weeks. There is a return box by the library door.
  • When the church is open, the library is open. Feel free to stop by and find a book. We have a wide selection for every age group and reading level.

There are great books in our library for all ages, including some fabulous children’s books. The selections range from picture books for the young child through chapter books appropriate for older readers.

Laurel Library books

Laurel Book Club

Come join Book Club! The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in room 201 to share in a lively discussion, dessert and fellowship. We read a wide range of titles, some you will like and some you may not like and that makes the discussion even livelier! You are always welcome, even if you didn’t have a chance to read that months’ book.

2024 Book Club:

FEBRUARY - It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

MARCH - Black Cake by Maine Wilkerson

APRIL - Local Women Missing by Mary Kubica

MAY - Good Night Irene By Luis Alberto Urrea

JUNE - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman


AUGUST - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

SEPTEMBER - The Last thing He Told Me by Laura Dave