Acton United Methodist Church Library
Our dedicated volunteers are available:
- Sundays: 8:15 am-12:15 pm
- Tuesdays: 11 am-1:00 pm
- Thursdays: 10:00 am-Noon.
You may check out books when the librarian is not on site by signing the card and leaving it on the desk. The automated card catalog is also available at any time.
Click here for an online catalog. The AUMC library contains more than 3,000 volumes, including:
- Children and youth books,
- Music CDs,
- A wide selection of books for adults,
- Recorded books,
- Large print books,
- Reference books and atlases,
- Bibles and commentaries.
If you wish to reserve an item, please complete a “Reserve” form and leave it with the librarian, call Bobbie at 817-326-4242 Ext 28.
We have story time for AUMC Preschool students on Tuesday mornings. Funding for the library is provided by special gifts, honoriums, memorials as well as budgeted funds.
Off the shelf...
Featured resources from our librarian, Bobbie Brownlee
“The more things you read, the more things you will know. The more you know, the more places you will go.”
“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” -Unknown
"Surprised by Scripture" N.T. Wright
call number: 220.6/WRI
Wright’s latest book wades through the difficult issues facing the church today.
Topics include science and religion, the ordination of women, and Christian
involvement in political life. Our responsibility for care of the environment is in
the chapter entitled “Jesus Is Coming – Plant a Tree!”
"NIV Quest Study Bible"
call number: 220.5/BIB
This question and answer study Bible is an easy-to-use book with sidebars and detailed questions and answers both in the sidebars and in the “Top 100 Most Asked.” Good cross-references, too.
"10 Little Rubber Ducks" Eric Carle
call number: E/CAR
Carle uses a real incident where thousands of rubber bathtub toys fell overboard from a container ship. He focuses on ten little yellow ducks washed in different directions, encountering many new adventures. In addition to Carle’s fabulous illustrations, the little ones learn to count and to identify several species of sea life.
"How Jesus Became God" Bart D. Erhman
call number: 232/ERH
Erhman, a renowned and sometimes controversial Bible scholar, sketches Jesus’ transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. This book is for all of us interested in the historical developments that led to the affirmation at the heart of Christianity: Jesus was, and is, God.
"The Year of Billy Miller" Kevin Henkes
call number: YOUTH/FIC/HEN
Billy fell off the Jolly Green Giant statue in the summer when he’s getting ready to start second grade. What’s to expect about school this year? Well, it turns out to be “quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way.” A Newbery Honor Book
"The Big Book of Airplanes" Caroline Bingham
call number: Youth/629.133/Bin
A big picture book of “the fastest and most unusual planes ever made.”
"Bridge to Haven" Francine Rivers
call number: Fic/Riv
Christy Award winner Rivers’ new book is the story of a young woman who dreams of fame in Hollywood in the 1950s. When a fast-talking charmer lures her toward her dreams, Abra discovers too late that fame comes at a devastating price.
- “The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2012”
2012 General Conference
The Book of Discipline, published every four years following General Conference, sets for the plan by which we United Methodists govern ourselves. It reflects our understanding of the church and of what is expected of its laity and clergy as they seek to be effective witnesses in the world as a part of the whole body of Christ.
- “The Round House” Louise Erdrich
A contemporary story of a young Ojibwe boy and his family on the reservation in North Dakota. Joe’s mother is horribly assaulted by a man who does not live on the reservation. The thirteen-year-old Joe seeks justice and understanding. This is a story of family, history, and culture. Winner of the National Book Award for 2013.
- “Steam Train, Dream Train” Sherry Duskey Rinker
This beautifully illustrated new book for bedtime is the story of an animal crew loading the train cars with balls, race cars, and ice cream. This is a wonderful read-aloud.