“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” -A.C. Grayling

The UUCWI library of books and other media is primarily located on shelving located in the libraryhallway leading to our classrooms. The collection contains approximately 650 titles.

Books are organized on the shelves by general categories and then title. The catalog record for each title indicates the general category it has been assigned to.

A small portion of the collection is in storage. These are titles that are either second copies of a book already on the shelves or titles that are also available from our local public library. Catalog records for stored titles are so noted.

The library catalog may be found at: http://uucwilibrary.com

Checking out books:
A clipboard with sign-out sheets is located on the bookshelves. Please read the guidelines for borrowing books included on each sign-out sheet.

More about our collection:
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. Still another 80+ titles are from the library of Reverend Wesley Veatch, now deceased.