Welcome to Our Library
Established January 2, 2022,                                                      Librarian Maggie Durgin

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Librarian:
Maggie Durgin 

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The Team:
Cynthia Dragun, Dolores Schlichtmann, Connie Jacob and Maggie Durgin

St Patrick’s Parish Library

Open hours

The library is open between Sunday morning Masses:  8:30 – 9:00, 10:00 - 10:30, and 12:00 – 1:00.  Volunteers will be present to check out items to members of the parish.

Open hours during the week:  Wednesday mornings 10:00 - 12:00.

The library catalog is found online at:

https://www.librarything.com/catalog/StPatsSonora

Circulation Procedures

Patrons are asked to fill out a checkout card with their name, date and phone number or email address.  The loan period is one month for books and CDs and one week for DVDs.  A library volunteer will contact patrons to remind them to return overdue items.  We do not charge overdue fines.

Items may be returned to the Library box in the Parish Office when the Library is closed.

Collection Criteria

The library contains material in the following categories:  Non-fiction and fiction books, DVDs and CDs.  Items adhere to Catholic doctrine and dogma taught by the Magisterium of the Church and follow the Library’s goal of providing educational and inspirational materials.  

Donation Policy

Donated books and media that are consistent with Catholic teaching and in good condition will be evaluated by the Library Committee for inclusion in the collection.  The Library Committee reserves the right to discard inappropriate items, duplicates of existing materials or items in poor condition.  These may be included in periodic book sales, given to the public library book sales or to charitable institutions.  

December 2021

St Patrick’s Parish Library Donations

 

The library has limited space at this time.  We do have space for children’s books in good condition and for DVDs.  Please see the Donation Policy below and check with the Librarian before donating items. 

 

We will take specific donations of some books that we lack:

 

Bibles (Catholic editions)

Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

Spanish books, especially Bibles, Catechism, children’s books 

 

Important titles:

Introduction to the Devout Life – St Francis de Sales

The Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis

Abandonment to Divine Providence – Fr. de Chaussade

Jesus of Nazareth – Volumes 2 and 3 – Pope Benedict

A Catholic Scientist Champions the Shroud of Turin – Gerald Verschuuren

Hail, Holy Queen – Scott Hahn

 

Donation Policy

Donated books and media that are consistent with Catholic teaching and in good condition will be evaluated by the Library Committee for inclusion in the collection.  The Library Committee reserves the right to discard inappropriate items, duplicates of existing materials or items in poor condition.  These may be included in periodic book sales, given to the public library book sales or to charitable institutions.  

St Patrick’s Parish Library Overview

 

 

The purpose of the library is to encourage, support and enrich the spiritual and intellectual growth of our parishioners by providing educational and inspirational materials that are consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

 

The library is located in the Steinmetz House.  It will be open Sunday mornings from 8:30 – 9:00, 10:00 – 10:30, 12:00 – 1:00; that is, after each Mass.  It will be open Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00.  Volunteers will be present to check out items to members of the parish.

 

There are books for adults and children, DVDs and CD audio recordings.  Three items at a time may be checked out for one month.  Return boxes will be kept in the church office and in the library.

 

A list of our materials will be available online through the St. Patrick’s Church website.  If parishioners are not able to come to the Library, they can view this list and choose items they would like to check out.  Then they may request a volunteer to pull the items, check them out for them, and agree upon a delivery location and time.

 

At this time we are only requesting donations of books in Spanish, children’s books in good condition.  Materials chosen and/or donated must be consistent with the library’s purpose and in good condition.  The Library Committee reserves the right to discard any donated materials.  Donated materials not accepted may be given to charitable organizations or included in periodic book sales. 

For Questions email: atonewiththespirit@stpatssonora.org

or contact the office at (209)532-7139

 

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