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.

Library News – January, 2024

Before all the Christmas books are put back in storage for the season, there are a couple of titles you might want to read because they are integral to the series they begin.  

One such title isThe Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham. This is the first in the series of Freddy and Grace mysteries set during the late Victorian period.  In this first book, Frederick and Grace meet, but the reader also becomes acquainted with their characters.  Lord Frederick Astley is a disillusioned noble with an impoverished estate, while Grace Ferguson, wealthy heiress from America, lives in a world of fiction. Sometimes Grace's antics are laugh-out-loud funny. Following this title is The Cairo Curse, which is in our collection, and The Juliet Code, which will soon be on our shelves. 

Tamera Alexander is a beautiful writer whose books are primarily about the Civil War era set in and around Nashville, TN. Christmas at Carnton sets the stage for a battle which takes place near the Carnton plantation late in the war. In this first book we get to know the owners of Carnton, as well as read about the hardships faced by the civilians. This book is followed by With This Pledge about the horrendous battle which took place in the fields surrounding the plantation in which friends and neighbors took part. The nest book is Colors of Truth, about the aftermath not only of a battle, but of a war and of how to live together in harmony during reconstruction. 

These are both excellent series, one lighthearted and one serious but both well worth reading. Please take time to stop by the library for a look, especially if either of these authors are new to you!