THANK YOU to the Mount Olivet Library volunteers – Pat Daly, Vicki Jackman, and LuAnn Svendsen – who have spent countless hours consolidating and organizing the many resources owned by Mount Olivet into one convenient location. They continue to add to the available resources through member donations. Please stop in and browse. Simply fill out the card in the back of the book and drop it in the box on the desk. The MO Library makes it easy to access quality books that inspire and challenge, and that you and your family will enjoy reading. Check one out today!
Why volunteer in the library?
We are involved because we love to read, hope to encourage reading in children and adults, and are members of book clubs which expose us to great books we can share.
Why is the library important to Mount Olivet?
We feel the library is important to MO because wonderful books, DVDs and games can be picked up any time people are at church for free. Although we have all types of items, we do have a large amount of faith-based items which are not as available in public libraries. It is a comfortable room to stop in and meet other people.
My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. There was sanctuary in a library, there is sanctuary now, from the war, from the storms of our family and our own anxious minds. Libraries are like the mountain, or the meadows behind the goat lady’s house: sacred space. —Anne Lamott