Our parish library is dedicated to helping patrons enrich their spiritual life in Christ, deepen their knowledge of the Catholic Church and the Faith, guide them in answering the call to holiness and foster an environment that invites and promotes intentional discipleship through a vast array of carefully selected Catholic books, audio and video presentations.
Books may be checked out for one month at a time. Simply put your name, phone number and THIS month on the card from the back of the book. Then drop the card in NEXT month’s slot in the expandable folder on the circulation desk.
Movies may only be checked out for one week using the same process above (but the card should be placed in the black box marked "Movies").
If you have questions, please contact our parish librarian, Thora Wease, at the parish office at (517) 482-4749.
Our library has been entirely donated through the generous hearts of our parishioners. When we know the donor, we put their name on the fly leaf and ask readers to pray for the person every time they open the book to read. Even if the person is not listed, we ask the reader to pray for the generous anonymous donor. Books may also be donated in the name of a loved one.
Our Wish List
We have a list available to all for peruse in a light blue binder on the Librarian’s desk. Please note, we are no longer accepting “drop off” donations. Please contact the librarian before bringing books unless they are titles from our wishlist. If you leave a book, be sure to leave your name and phone number for the dedication page. You may also email a title list of books you wish to donate from your personal library to [email protected] and include "Library" in the subject line.
While we do have a very few items that are not Catholic, including psychology selections and some classic literature, such as C.S. Lewis, Tolstoy, and Twain, we do not, as a general rule, accept non-Catholic materials. The non-Catholic Books/films we have are designated with a neon orange sticker and the letters NCAT.
The library is organized to encourage browsing by topic of interest. You need not know an author or even a title but merely what you are interested in. Church History? Scripture Study? Prayer? Lives of a Saints? Apologetics? Evangelization? Or how about some great leisure reading? Want the latest book by Pope Francis or want to introduce your child to some Catholic Saints? Stop in and view our collection.
Each Bookcase is arranged by topic and the spine of the book tells the COLOR DOT that corresponds with the topic.