The Knox Library

As fall turns to winter, sitting in a comfy chair in a warm room becomes an increasingly welcome way to spend an evening or a Sunday afternoon. There’s been lots of hard work put into updating the collection at the library at Knox, and we want to make sure you know of all the exciting things going on there. Grace, who volunteers in the library every week helping to shelve books, helping people make an account or check out books, and helping kids with their Reading Club Passport, said “we have a couple thousand books and many kids picture books, so it’s perfect for everyone!”

So what’s going on at the Knox library these days?

Kids Passport

In the fall we launched our Reading Club for kids! Kids can come to the library to get a Passport that they will work towards completing for each book (or DVD) that they read. When they have read 5 items, they get a prize! I got a chance to chat with Reuben and his younger brother Joel about the library.

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Reuben (left) and his brother Joel enjoying their Reading Club passports in the library

What do you like about the Library?

Reuben: Books?

Joel: This book.

Is this your favourite book?

Joel: Yeah.

What’s it called?

Reuben: Jesus and the twelve dudes who did.

What kind of books do you like reading?

Reuben: Chapter books

Joel: I love chapter books!

Thanks boys!

 

Good Read
One new way of engaging our faith together at Knox is through something we’re calling our “Good Read.” Two times during the year, we’re recommending a book that we will read together as a congregation (think of it as a Knox-wide book club). The book will be connected with the current teaching and preaching at Knox, helping to deepen and expand our thinking, conversation and formation in the way of Jesus. The first book is Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster. Copies of this book are available in the library for $20 [though there are only a few left!], as well as a copy to borrow.

Monthly Draw

We’ve started a monthly draw for library users; each time adults return a book they have read, they will get a ballot to enter into a draw for a gift card (Indigo and Starbucks). Congratulations to Grace for winning this month!

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Grace (right) accepting her prize from Grace (left), who is volunteering regularly in the library

There are many wonderful resources for all ages and we welcome requests for materials you’re interested in. Come check us out! The library is located on the main floor at the south west corner of the Winchester Room (the door on the left when you face the stage), and is open after the 11am service on Sundays


The cover image can be found here.

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