Church library

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Grace Church library

The church library, near the Division Street entrance, is housed in an inviting room with stained glass windows, comfortable chairs, and a fireplace. The room is available for browsing and self-service whenever the building is open. All are welcome to check out books for four weeks, and books may be renewed.

In addition to books, the collection includes both commercial and Grace-produced DVDs, CDs, and videotapes. Nonfiction topics include church history, religious life and practice, personal and family issues, health and wellness, global issues, politics, and culture. New items are shelved to keep pace with the many interests of members and friends of the congregation. The library also has a sizable collection of quality fiction.

Special collections—one for younger children, others for older children and intergenerational appeal—and a section on Lutheran life and practice are shelved near the windows.

A committee of volunteers maintains the library. The library is open for self-service on Sundays and during the week. Also look for book displays in the glass case in the Grace atrium. These books can be checked out as well — just ask the person at the reception desk for assistance.

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Before it became the library, the room was used as a classroom, as the “Ladies Parlor,” and then as a chapel. The stained glass windows were commissioned in 1969 and created by Richard Caemmerer (d. 2016), professor in the art department at Valparaiso University. The window pictured here depicts the blessings of science: the Apollo spacecraft, a symbol of the atom, God’s rule amidst modern technology.