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.


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.

Book Truck Reading

July 3 - August 7, 2022

Book lovers of all ages are invited to be on a Roll With God and take part in this Summer’s Reading Challenge. Pick up a reading challenge packet in the Library starting on July 3. There will be packets for children and for adults!!

This summer’s challenge is to read for 25 hours (Or for non-readers, have someone read to them for 25 hours). The Challenge ends on August 7…that makes the challenge less than an hour each day!!

Pick up a Book Truck Readers Log and program information, then choose a book from Laurel’s Library…and yes, our audio books can be included! Return your reading log on/by August 7 and collect prizes!!!

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Challenge

Those reading beyond the 25 hours and the most books will receive a gift certificate.

Roll into the Library and Read!!

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.

Summer 2022 Book Club:

May: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

June: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

July: we take the month off

August: Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

September: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate