THE LIBRARY AT DUMC
Thank you for visiting the website of the Library at Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina.
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.
Gail Spach, Librarian
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What will I find in the Library?
Over 6,000 items for adults and children. We have an exciting collection of current and classic books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, and videos as well as magazines and recordings of DUMC services. Explore our resources, listed below.
How can I access the library catalog?
In the Library, we have a computer designated as a Public Access Catalog. The Librarian is also more than happy to help you locate what you need.
Access the Library's online database: http://library.davidsonumc.org:8080/
What can I do to help out?
We always appreciate contributions to the Library Fund. To find out more, visit the gifts section below.
We could not maintain such a fine Library without our wonderful volunteers. If you would like to know more, see volunteer opportunities
Contact Gail Spach (704-892-8277), for more information
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.
The Library supports the United Methodist Women's Reading Program. We have selections from the reading list for the past five years on a special shelf. Previous years' selections are integrated with the regular collection. This collection includes adult, youth and children's books. For more information about the UMW Reading Program, see below.
The Library houses many audio books for adults and children.
The Library subscribes to the following magazines and newspapers:
The United Methodist Women Response magazine
The United Methodist New World Outlook magazine
Family Fun magazine
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.
Videos are in the process of being removed from our collection to be replaced with DVDS.
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, a church directory, and a catalog of resources that are available from the Western North Carolina United Methodist Resource Center.
The Davidson United Methodist Church Library supports Davidson United Methodist Church in its mission to be the body of Christ in our community through worship, education, fellowship and service. We are committed to providing high quality resources and services to enrich the spiritual, personal and intellectual lives of our staff and congregation.
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 (704-892-8277). She 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, provided that no one else is waiting to borrow it.
We extend our thanks to all those who are current or former Library volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gail Spach (704-892-8277).
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.
Junior Concerns materials are similar to those in the Personal Growth section of the library for adults. These books are resources for those struggling with grief, illness, changes, bullying, emotional challenges, interpersonal relationships, etc.
THE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN READING PROGRAM
The United Methodist Women's Reading Program is open to participation by anyone, male or female.
The Program encourages people to read a certain number of books a year from a list put together by a committee of United Methodist Women.
In the Library, there is a special shelf of UMW reading program books and a chart to fill in when you have read them. At the end of the year, you receive a certificate and the records are sent to the Conference Secretary.
To learn more about this program, go to http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/resources/reading-program/.