OSL Library

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Library Guidelines

Thank you to the congregation for selecting withdrawn materials from the library table in the narthex. The remaining library materials were donated to the Pottawattamie County Jail and the Council Bluffs Public Library. The extra space will allow us to purchase new materials to update the collection.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Library serves to increase the knowledge and strengthen the faith of members of the congregation.

 
The Library is located in the balcony area of the narthex (2nd floor nursery). The library has over 300 items including books and DVD’s.
 
Materials are divided into the following areas: Children’s Fiction; Children’s Nonfiction; Adult Fiction; Adult Nonfiction; and DVD’s.  In addition, high interest areas such as Devotionals and books on Martin Luther are located on separate shelves.
 
When checking out materials, please sign your first and last name in the OSL Library Checkout Binder, with the current date.

Materials may be checked out as long as needed but please be aware that others may be waiting for those titles. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

When returning materials please locate your name in the OSL Library Checkout Binder and add the date that the material was returned.

We encourage you to visit, enjoy, and checkout the library collection. Bible bookmarks are available for adults and children. Together we can create an inspiring collection for all.

Libary Donations

Please consider donating funds or materials to the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Library. Current materials, in good to excellent condition and that adhere to the mission of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, may be donated to the library at any time. Please limit donations to 5 items at a time. Materials may be brought to the office and the Church Secretary will notify members of the Library team.

Resources for Children

Bookmarks

  • Free bookmarks are available

Flannelboards (for in-library use)

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  • Jesus Walks on Water
  • The Loaves and the Fishes
  • Zacchaeus

Activity Center

  • Child size table and chairs
  • Crayons
  • Easter Coloring Pages

Recently Added Titles to Checkout

  • Noah's Ark
  • Stories from the Bible
  • The Story of Jesus
  • The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Voyage with the Vikings [The Imagination Station #1] by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker

Family Reading Aloud Time (Seasonal)

  • Son of the Lamp Maker (1956) by Sterling North
  • The Easter Story (2002) by Sarah Toast
  • The Very First Easter  (1999) by Paul Maier

Award Winning Titles

  • Door in the Wall by Marguerite DeAngeli (1950 Newbery Award)
  • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (1953 Newbery Award)
  • Waterless Mountain by Laura Armer (1932 Newbery Award)
*Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for Adults

Adult Nonfiction

  • Breakfast with Billy Graham (Bill Deckard editor) (242.2 Graham)
  • Daily Dose of Knowledge Bible              (220 Daily)
  • Mother Teresa by Desmond Doig          (920 Teresa)
  • Where to Find It in the Bible by Ken Anderson (220.3 Anderson)
  • Wisdom for the Way by Charles R. Swindoll (242 Swindoll)

Bible Versions and Translations

  • Bibles are available for checkout

Devotions

  • A Journey into Prayer by Evelyn Christenson (248.32 Christenson)

Fiction

  • A small number of fiction titles are available including Beverly Lewis, Janette Oke, and others. Inspirational fiction donations are welcome.

Martin Luther

  • Luther Biography of a Reformer by Frederick Nohl
  • Martin Luther Day by Day We Magnify You (Marshall Johnson editor)

 

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