The Beth El Library is Turning a New Page

I am honored to chair our Library Task Force.  I have worked over 30 years as a school media specialist and a public librarian.  The Library Task Force was formed to renovate our temple library to better serve the multiple needs described in the Mission Statement.  This summer we moved the Children and Young Adult books to the new Religious School Library. As a result, we are creating a cozy sitting area in the main library.

Guidelines for book donations:  We are interested in books that enhance our collection and adhere to our mission statement. Although our focus is on Reform Judaism, we will consider books written from the perspectives of all branches of Judaism, as well as books about other world religions.  Books must be in excellent condition.  All multivolume sets must be complete.  In most cases, duplicate copies will not be accepted.  Please contact the temple office to set up a meeting or conversation with a Task Force member to discuss your donation.  Please be aware that books dropped off without prior approval cannot be accepted.  Monetary donations to the temple Library Fund are welcome.

Once the temple reopens, you will once again be able to check out fiction and nonfiction books that often are not found in your public library.  Please contact the temple office for more information on how to join the Task Force.