About our Library...
Our Resource Library houses an extensive collection of spiritual books, DVD's, CD's, and other printed and multimedia materials which serve as recreational, educational and faith-nourishing "food" for our parishioners, as well as curriculum enrichment resources for faith educators and leaders. Many of these materials are not available at local town libraries. There is something for everyone: adults, youth, children -- people of all ages!
The library is located on the ground level of our Parish Center (if you enter the building from the rear parking lot, go downstairs and the library will be in the first room to the right). Feel free to stop by and browse through our extensive collection of materials!
Important! Our Resource Library serves at times as a meeting space for parish ministry gatherings. Before heading to the library to search for or borrow materials, please be sure to check our parish calendar, to make sure no meetings are scheduled during the time you plan to be there.
Searching for Materials...
Our books are catalogued according the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), a system which categorizes nonfiction books into ten main divisions. These divisions or subject areas are further divided into ten sub-divisions. Click HERE for a detailed listing of Dewey Decimal System subject Categories. Each book is assigned a Dewey number based on its subject matter. In most libraries the Dewey number is followed by the first three letters of the author's last name; this code becomes the book's call number.
As you walk through our library you will see that the shelves are clearly labeled by category, with nonfiction books arranged numerically on the shelves, according to DDC, ranging from 001 to 999.
You may search our electronic catalog at any time (scroll down). If you are searching for a specific book, you will need the title or the author. You may also search for books or other materials, given a specific subject area. Once you determine the book or material is available, stop by the library and proceed to borrow it. There are specific instructions available at the main desk (by the entry door) for you to follow on how to check out a book from our library.
Any questions? Need additional information? Please contact Ministry Chair Rosa Fanelli at 973-428-8304,
or vial email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to join our ministry?
A group of loving and dedicated ministers maintain our Resource Library. They prepare, catalog and display new and donated materials, maintain the catalog system, oversee the borrowing and return of materials, and offer recommendations. An interested volunteer simply needs to enjoy books and be willing to offer some time (you decide how much and when!) to help with the administrative tasks of maintaining the library. No experience necessary, training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out, or wish to find out more, please contact Rosal Fanelli at 973-428-8304 / email@example.com.