BARKER LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER
With over 17,000 catalogued items, Snyder’s library is an excellent source of enrichment and entertainment.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS
Sundays 8:30am – 12:15pm
Wednesdays 9am – 2pm
The library has one room devoted to theology and devotional books. There are many sets of commentaries, hundreds of devotional and Christian growth books and a section on church history.
The Christian fiction is excellent with all the best selling Christian authors and an extensive selection of series books by authors like Dee Henderson, Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon and Angela Hunt. We have many English mysteries and suspense novels by writers like Ted Dekker and T. Davis Bunn. Get a dose of humor from Phillip Gulley and Barbara Johnson.
BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS:
In addition to research books for young readers there are hundreds of “easy reader” and “chapter books.” All of the books which are on the Accelerated Readers’ list of Van Story, Max Abbott, and Ashley are labeled with colored discs for easy access. The books which are in the Snyder library for Accelerated Reader lists from other schools are available at the check out desk. In addition to hundreds of fun books, there are books for preschoolers which deal with subjects like getting along with friends, honesty, death, divorce and other life lessons.
BOOKS ON CD:
The new way to “read” is listen while you ride or work! As in the printed word, Snyder has a wide variety of CD’s that extend from the Bible to Agatha Christie to Jannete Oke to piano music by Snyder’s church pianist, Joy Cogswell.
Old John Wayne movies, Disney classics, McGee and Me, Veggie Tales, musicals, Thomas the Train, Barney, the Best of Bob Hope, dramatized Bible stories, Gary Smalley marriage enrichment videos, travelogues and many others.
SUMMER BOOK CLUB 2016
1. All books read must come from the SMBC Library.
2. Books must be read during June 12 to August 14.
3. Readers are responsible for turning in a list of the books they have read, preferably all along. Be sure your name is on the list of books.
4. Books on CD count toward reading goals but DVD do not.
5. To win a t-shirt, cap or tote bag with the reading club logo on it, readers must meet their reading goals. Please indicate your choice of awards on the registration sheet.
MEETING YOUR READING GOALS:
Adults & Youth: 8 books
Although not required, we ask that you read at least one spiritual growth book.
Juniors (4th-6th Grade): 15 chapter books
3rd Graders may choose to read as Juniors or Children. (Books from the Adult shelves will count as two books, but you need to indicate they are adult books when you turn in your list so that you will get double credit.)
Children: 30 books
Books may be read to children or they may read the books by themselves.
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IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OR SUNDAY SCHOOL YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ELIGIBLE TO CHECK OUT BOOKS WITH NO LIBRARY CARD.