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 – September, 2022
Thanks to everyone who stopped at the library booth at the ministry fair. Book suggestions are always welcome. Feel free to leave a note at the circulation desk or email to library @opcrc.org.
A few weeks ago The Banner had an article about Authors of Color. We have three of those authors in the OPCRC library: Tessa Afshar, Robin Pearson, and Toni Shiloh. OPCRC readers may be familiar with Tessa Afshar’s books as they have been present in our library for quite some time. Her Biblical fiction contains well-developed though sometimes lesser known characters. A personal favorite is Bread of Angels, the story of Lydia, seller of purple cloth. Though little is told of her in the Bible, Afshar creates a fictional story from research into the time period and her imagination. This is true when speculating on the life of Rahab, whose story is told in Pearl in the Sand.
Two new authors to our library are Robin Pearson and Toni Shiloh. Robin Pearson’s book, ‘Til Want No More, describes how long-held family secrets have a way of becoming known as well as personal identity. The beginning of Toni Shiloh’s book, In Search of a Prince, seems a little like Princess Diaries in that the New York school teacher never knew her father was African royalty. But as the story progresses, the is more adventure and drama which unfolds. The sequel is also due out later this month.
With children’s books it is easier to find books with diverse authors and characters. In the coming weeks we are celebrating Hispanic-American Heritage Month, so look for items in the library following that theme.