To read is to fly: It is to soar to a point of vantage which gives
a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared
experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
The Library catalog may be found at http://uucwilibrary.com
Books & other resources are currently located on the shelves in the hallway and in the Baker Room, aka middle classroom. (A Library Committee draft tentative plan is in hand to move the entire collection into the Baker room)
The collection consists of approximately 750 items which are organized first by subject and then by title. The catalog record for each item indicates the general subject category it may be found under.
For assistance in locating a particular book on the shelves you may email us, identifying the item you are looking for by author & title. When located, it will be delivered to you for check-out on a Sunday morning.
Library items are checked out on the sign-out sheets located on the book cart in the foyer. Guidelines for borrowing books are included on the sign-out sheets and on the catalog website.
About 350 of the titles in our collection were donated by Rev. Kit Ketcham, UUCWI Minister from 2003 – 2012. In addition to her books on UU theology, living our UU values, ethics, religious & UU history, you will find many volumes on one of her favorite topics—how Christian belief has changed over the millennia since Jesus lived and taught in the 1st century. Authors on this topic include Karen Armstrong, Marcus Borg, John Spong, and Bart Ehrman—well known modern-day professors and theologians—whose understanding of Christian ideals, Kit believes, is much different than what you might have learned in Sunday School years ago. Their easily understandable work will shed light on many of your oldest questions about the Christian faith, which is one of Unitarian Universalism’s most important Sources.
Another 200+ of the titles in our collection were donated by Don Cooper, PhD, a friend of our Congregation. His contributions are primarily reference books in nature and about the religions and religious thought that he felt were most important in our 21st-century context. As such, they serve as the nucleus of our church library. An additional 80+ titles are from the library of Reverend Wesley Veatch (now deceased) and approximately 100 titles from the library of Mary Ann & Tony Imkamp.
For more information, contact committee chair Joan Gerteis: firstname.lastname@example.org.