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First Church Reads: Introducing the Lending Library for Children and Families

The Christian Education Committee, the Immigrant Sanctuary Team and friends have built a Lending Library for Children and Families! Our hope was to announce it in April and let the borrowing begin! After getting all the Children's books together last week, our committee decided we can begin the lending starting this Thursday, June 25th. 

by Judi Wallace on June 24, 2020

"First Church Reads" is a new feature section of the Steeple where staff members or members of the church may be invited to offer book and formation recommendations that specifically help deepen spiritual life. This week we have a GREAT recommendation or set or recommendations from Director of Children and Youth Ministries Judi Wallace and a combined effort from PA&J and Christian Education volunteers: 



The Christian Education Committee, the Immigrant Sanctuary Team and friends have built a Lending Library for Children and Families! Our hope was to announce it in April and let the borrowing begin! After getting all the Children's books together last week, our committee decided we can begin the lending starting this Thursday, June 25th. 

We have a collection of children's books ranging from preschool to 8th grade.  We are working to fill the categories of Multicultural, Multiracial, LGBTQ, Care of Environment, One World, Children and Teens Speak Out, and Images of God with various books for lending.

To borrow books:
In the meanwhile, we wanted to get this book list out to you. Many of these titles are so current and useful in conversations that are surely coming up at home, you may want to purchase them yourself.   

Complete list of recommended books by topic and title. 
Complete list of books in Excel Form. 

Thank you to everyone who had a vision for this resource and all those who have worked tirelessly to make it possible. 

Judi Wallace, Director of Children and Youth Ministries 

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