The Parish Library in the John Paul II Center came into being as a ministry to share the wisdom of the many Catholic writers who have inspired us through the ages. It is a convenient source of books and media to help form our faith, encourage the prayerful living of Christian values, enrich our worship, and strengthen the educational work of the church.
Current Library Hours
Sundays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to a generous donation from the St. Mark’s Women’s Guild, we are able to have our collection holdings accessible via the Internet.
When you find something you’d like to borrow, you may either come into the library or send an e-mail to request that it be reserved for you.
Members of the parish may borrow up to 3 items at a time by completing a one-time Library Registration Slip.
Books are checked out for one month and may be renewed if no one else is on the waiting list. There are no overdue fines, but we ask that you return what you borrow. If your current selection is not of interest once you start reading it, just return it and try something else. Life is too short to think you must read every word written.
Books, etc. may be returned to the parish office during the week if the library is not open. Parish office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The library tries to provide primarily Catholic materials, but also will add some books by writers of other faith traditions which may help in understanding all expressions of faith. Individuals or parish groups may contribute designated gifts or gift books. The library operates only on donations. If donated books are duplicates or are not suited to the mission of the library they will be put in a book sale, passed on to another library, or recycled. In accepting donated books or other media consideration will be given to an author’s qualifications, the format (print, binding, illustrations, condition), book reviews and recommendations from Catholic sources.
To Contact Us : firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers who are willing to serve two hours per month are welcome and appreciated. Training is provided.
Contact the library moderator, Marjo Gray at email@example.com
or stop in the library to say hello.