Our library at Orland Park Christian Reformed Church is available and open on Sunday mornings and evenings for both children and adults to browse and check out books, DVDs, and other resources. There are hundreds of titles from which to choose, whether you enjoy historical fiction or a great biography or instructional book. We have many new and classic Christian fiction and non-fiction books to encourage, inspire, challenge, relax, teach, and entertain people of all ages! Check out materials that will build up your faith and encourage you to think and live more like Jesus in your daily life.
If you are looking for something specific, check with the library assistants who are available to help you out. The library is open Sunday mornings before and after both morning worship services, and before and after the 6:00 p.m. evening service.
OPCRC LIBRARY NEWS!
Please note: the library is now closed due to the church remodeling project. Please read the following news update for tips on using some local libraries during the remodeling period.
While the OPCRC library is closed during construction, please use the various public libraries in the area for your reading. There are several public libraries with good inspirational collections, including the Alsip-Merrionette Park library, the Downers Grove library, the Lansing library, the South Holland library, and the Tinley Park library. The best way to access these collections if you are not nearby is through inter-library loan. Talk to your friendly neighborhood reference librarians; they will be happy to assist you. An advantage to using the public library system is the availability of large print books as well as audio versions of many of the titles. Reference librarians are also able to help with the order of a series using their online software. Most local libraries are part of the SWAN library system, so anyone with a library card from a cooperating library is able to obtain books from any library in that system. The Orland Park Public Library is a stand-alone library, not part of any
system. Orland Park library card holders may go to other libraries such as Tinley Park and register as reciprocal users to check out items from that library. The best way to do this is to contact the Tinley Park circulation desk to discuss the process with them. Their number is 708-532-0160, ext. 3. The staff have been informed there may be callers from OPCRC with Orland Park library cards who may have questions for them. For anyone living in unincorporated areas, you may want to talk to a friend or relative with a library card if you have not paid extra for one. They may be willing to get items for you; however, please be considerate and pay your own fines, if any!