Vision / Mission Statement
To provide materials and services that support the ministries of the church, and help individuals to grow in the faith and Christian living.
Read to lead a better life.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Now that the Summer Reading Academy is over, it’s time for the Library Summer Reading Program. Research has shown that reading just five books can protect students from the drop in reading levels known as the “Summer Slide” which disproportionately affects low-income students. (Alexander, Entwisle & Olson, 2007; Kim, 2004).
Reading Logs are Now Available!
St. James Front & South Foyers
or Download here
Reading Logs are due by August 12th
Turn in completed logs to the Church Office, Library, or Bookstore
Prizes will be awarded in August to the Top Readers during GYM Month
Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer’s and the People Who Love Them is an innovative book filled with both information and inspiration. Authored by award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and Alzheimer’s advocate Maria Shriver, this book was developed with insights from caregivers, neurologists, psychologists, and, of course, people with Alzheimer’s. Color Your Mind is written as a resource for caregivers, family, and friends to help forge communication and connection with people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
The activities, images, and approach in Color Your Mind were developed and refined through visits to nursing homes and memory care facilities. These visits and interactions also informed the selection of cheerful, inspiring coloring images in Color Your Mind. Each coloring page is accompanied by relevant information and prompts to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to create, connect, and reflect. This book is unique in that it connects coloring with helpful information surrounding well-being, social connection, nutrition, exercise, moving the mind, and sleep–all valuable lessons for a fulfilling, balanced life.
Join the St. James’ Library Book Swap. Bring a book, take a book. The Book Swap is open to adults and students. All books must be approved by the Church Librarian. Located at South Entrance, 2nd Floor
Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (and as requested)
Contact: Sis. Mary Ashford @ (512) 914-5902 or firstname.lastname@example.org