The mission of MPC’s Library Ministry is to provide and promote materials that will aid the spiritual development of individuals and families, as well as offer a resource center for the various educational and discipleship programs and small group activities associated with our church.
Church members, regular attenders, participants in the MOPS and ESL programs, our neighbors, and RTS Washington students are welcome to borrow materials after they have completed a registration form.
MPC has two libraries: the Main Library is located on the upper level next to the Sanctuary and near the Tower Entrance. The Children’s Library is on the lower level near the entrance to the pre-school Sunday School classrooms (directly across from the elevator and near the always popular aquarium). Its focus is pre-school and elementary school level Christian education.
The Main Library Media Center contains approximately 8,000 books, Home Fellowship Group and other Small Group study materials, DVDs and audio CDs. The collection features an extensive section of Bible commentaries as well as books on theology from a Reformed perspective, devotionals, Christian life and practice, church history, biographies and fiction. This Library also contains many teaching DVDs and audio CDs.
The Children’s Library has fiction and non-fiction materials for early readers to young teens. These include Bible stories, biographies, devotionals, DVDs and audio books. For toddlers there is a special section of board books. Selected parenting resources are also available in the Children’s Library.
Both libraries also feature an extensive collection of DVDs and television series with religious orientation or strong Christian worldviews. Most of the DVDs in these sections received positive reviews in Movieguide, edited by Ted Baehr, the highly respected Christian media critic. Movies with “PG” ratings are clearly labeled to facilitate parental approval.