The Valley View Baptist Church library began in the year 2000 with four team members and one cardboard box of donated books. We soon hosted a book fair and were generously supported by church members by purchasing and donating the new books. Working manually with paper and pen, we excitedly checked out books to our patrons.
For many years our adult and children’s library was combined in one room. Later we were able to expand our library into two rooms-one for our children and one for adults. We also upgraded to a professional software library program for circulation and cataloging. In 2014 our children’s library moved into the Children’s Building and was renamed KidsTown Library. This created the opportunity for the Adult library to gain more space. Today we have a Fiction Library housed in one room and an Educational and Resource Library located across the hall in the other. We currently have 15 members on our Library Ministry Team and have over 3000 pieces of library materials.
The Library serves members and regular attenders of Valley View Baptist Church by providing materials in which to develop and encourage each one’s walk with the Savior and which share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- The Library will purchase Christian material requested by our members.
- The Educational and Resource Library can be reserved for meetings. Available for your use is a conference table, TV with Apple TV and coffee area.
- The Library Ministry Team is interested in supporting other ministries and their events in the church. Contact Terry Griffith.
- Coffee is available on Sunday mornings in the Educational and Resource Library.
The Library welcomes donations such as Christian books, DVDs and Audio books. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Duplicate or discarded paperback books are donated to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Terry Griffith (Chair), Lori Snead, Mary Ann Eaton, Julia Brown, Rhea Murphy, Ann Brasher, Jan Strickland, Gwen Hulgan, Myra Hammond, Janet Kirkwood
KIDSTOWN LIBRARY TEAM
Grant and Heather Johnson, Gail Watkins, Leesa Smith, Brenda Guy
To Volunteer please contact Terry Griffith at 205-759-2607 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any Library Ministry Team Member.