Library

We have a cozy library on our second floor, and it’s a pleasant place to grab a book, relax, and read. You’re also welcome to check out books and take them home.

New Books for 4-8 Years

We have recently added the following books to our library using funds from the Marjorie Canine Memorial Fund. These books are currently in the blue and white Little Library in the narthex and are available to be checked out. Books added March 15, 2017. 

  • The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – an old lady finally confronts something that does frighten her, but then turns it into something useful.
  • The Memory Box – A grandpa is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, so he starts a memory box with his grandson.
  • Bedtime for Frances – Frances conquers things that go bump in the night.
  • Feelings – helps children articulate their emotions.
  • You Are Stardust – connects kids to nature.
  • Abiyoyo – the story of how a young boy and his father become heroes to the town that previously ostracized them.


Books for Ages 8 to Adult Added to Library

Get these books on your reading lists now! These books were recently added to our library collection using funds from the Marjorie Canine Memorial Fund.  Some are novels, some are informational, some are historical, some are helpful. Take a look and be sure to check them out before someone else gets them. These are currently in the blue and white Little Library in the narthex and are available to be checked out. Books added March 15, 2017. 

  • One Crazy Summer – set in Oakland in 1968 this novel centers on three sisters who get a revolutionary education while searching for their mother who abandoned them. Ages 8-12
  • Sylvia and Aki – This book reveals the never-before-told story based on true events of Mendez vs. Westminster School District, the court case that desegregated schools for Latino children and set the stage for Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. Ages 8-12 years.
  • Operation Redwood – A novel featuring a young boy who is determined to stop the destruction of one of the last great redwood forests. Ages 8-12 years.
  • Stella by Starlight – When the KKK’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era novel. Ages 9-13 years.
  • The Breadwinner Trilogy – Three novels are in one book set in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the time of the Taliban and the war that followed 9/11. Learn just how brave, resilient, and strong children can be. Ages 10-14 years.
  • A Little Piece of Ground – An extraordinary book about war and peace through the eyes of a young Palestinian boy. 13 years to young adult.
  • This is How It Always Is – A novel about a family with a 5-year-old son who says he wants to grow up to be a girl. At first it is a secret kept within their family but one day the secret explodes.
  • Transgender 101 – A simple guide to a complex issue.
  • Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett – In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world.
  • Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions – Self-Management of many different chronic conditions.

 

COMPLETE LIBRARY LISTING

Our complete library collection is available online. Use the link below to search for a specific title, topic, author, or keyword in the Grace library. If you would like assistance in finding a specific book, please contact Coreen Witke, Director of Christian Education, at 515.255.6400 ext. 230 or coreenwitke@gracedesmoines.org.

Our Grace Library Collection

 

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