Book of the Month: A Given Life
First Floor Welcome Room
Conveniently located near the main entrance to the church just off the Lobby in the Welcome Room. (Catalog #100-#241)
References & Theology Apologetics & Ethics Bibles Old & New Testament Studies Small Group Resources Psychology Fiction Worship CDs, DVDs & Audio Books Magazines Devotional Booklets (Our Daily Bread & Encounters with God)
Third Floor Upper Rotunda
Conveniently located next to the Sanctuary Balcony seating area and Child Care Center, just take the main staircase or elevator to the third floor. (Catalog #242 and above)
Children’s Books & DVDs Christian Living Christian Parenting Evangelism & Missions General Interest Science & Christianity Presbyterian & Church History Biographies
6:30 am – 10:30 pm
The library is open and available for use whenever the Church is open. The Library is staffed Sunday mornings as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
These include Sermon series and featured topics. If you are unable to find a book on the shelf, please check the special displays.
**SAVE THE DATE**
Friday, November 3, 2017
2017 Literary Night – THAT WAS THEN/ THIS IS NOW: “Historical Fiction and the Persistence of Culture”
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Fiction that is set in a bygone historical era usually says more about the contemporary culture of the author than of the characters in the story. Using these three books, we will explore issues like marriage, generational conflict, race, and politics. Sometimes these are better understood by examining them in the past – as a means to better understand our present circumstances.
Presented by Senior Pastor Scott Dudley & Christina Dudley, author
They will examine these themes through this year’s literary titles.
BelPres Preschool Story Time
Christian stories, songs, and crafts 2nd Wednesday of each month October-June
10:30-11:15am 3rd Floor Upper Rotunda Library
A special program for toddlers and preschool children accompanied by an adult.
Summer Reading Adventure 2016 Kids’ Submissions
The Library is run almost completely by volunteer staff. You’ll see our Library Team in action on Sunday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon. If you are interested in helping out, please contact GetConnected, email the Library coordinator, or leave a message on the Library voice mail at (425) 454-3082, ext. 3399. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Research and resource support
- Website management
- Social media
- Library host/hostess
- Process new materials
- Repair materials
- Book, movie, and audio reviews
- Story Time
- Assist with publicity
Library Volunteer Opportunities
Create theme-based, creative, appealing displays of Library resources that will encourage our faith community and Eastside neighbors to utilize resources.
Read Christian stories and provide related crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers, ages 2-5. October – June, 2nd Wednesdays, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Encourage patrons to return overdue resources in a timely manner so that they may be made available to others.
Be available for 30 minutes following one of the Sunday morning worship services to help welcome Library patrons to the Welcome Room or Upper Rotunda location, assist with their resource questions and needs, and encourage proper use of check-out procedures.
Write book reviews that will inform a potential reader of the purpose and contents of a book and encourage use of Library resources. The candidate should enjoy reading and writing and have excellent fluency in both, have a working knowledge of MS Word and an email program, and have good communication skills.
Assist with maintenance of the Library webpages in order to provide updated information and increase awareness of Library resources and ministries.
425-454-3082 ext. 3399
The Library is staffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00-3:00 and on Sundays, 10:00-12:30.
Click below to discover resources to guide you in your Christian journey, inform your faith, and draw you deeper into relationship with Jesus.
Men’s Good Book Group
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 am, Welcome Room S-137
Contact: John Meisel email@example.com
Women’s Book Club
Meets: Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, Welcome Room S-137
Contact: Linda Grundberg firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet at lunchtime, so bring a sack lunch if desired. We alternate between novels and
non-fiction and discuss all books from our Christian point of view.
Widow’s Fellowship Book Group
Meets: 2nd Thursday, 1:00-3:00 pm, S-224
Contact: Elaine Hendrickson email@example.com
Our group is a part of the Widows Fellowship group at FPCB. We meet once a month but not in the summer. We tend to read fiction, both current and classic, as well as books with religious themes, history and biographies. We try to look for God or the lack of God in all we read. Although we are part of the widow’s group, anyone who is interested is welcome to join us.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DESIRE TO DONATE TO OUR LIBRARY COLLECTION!
The Library is able to accept direct financial donations once a year during our annual Literary Night’s freewill offering.
Purchase of In-Kind Book Donations
- Any donation of purchased books may be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” and will have a bookplate included indicating such a gift.
- Purchases are encouraged through our local Christian bookstores: Harvest Logos in Seattle; Cokesbury or Family Christian in Kirkland; and Lifeway in Tukwila.
I Own Books I Want to Donate
If your item(s) meets the collection development criteria below, the Library Coordinator will consider adding the item(s) to our collection.
- Timeliness– published within the last 5 years, and not duplicating a resource currently in our collection
- Scope– the breadth of subject matter covered
- Relevance– to BelPres academic programs and Christian growth and development (general books that can be found in a public library are usually not part of our collection.)
- Appropriateness of content and format, and within evangelical reformed theology
- Literary or scholarly quality
- Physical condition– no underlining, highlighting, notes, yellowed or torn pages
Please do not leave any donations without first receiving permission from the Library Coordinator or designated library volunteer. All donations left that do not meet the above criteria will be put on the “Free Books” cart. Accepted donations become the property of BelPres and the Library reserves the right to dispose of unnecessary materials in any way it sees fit.
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Receipt First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 Date donation received: ____________________ Donated by:_______________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ Title of book(s):_____________________________________________ Date of receipt of donation____________________________________ Location of receipt of donation: Bellevue Presbyterian Church Authority to receive: Kandis Losh, Library Coordinator