First Presbyterian Church – Cedar Rapids

Children’s Library

A Children’s library is available for members of the congregation of First Presbyterian, enabling them to check out books and take them home. This is located on the 2nd level. We have a variety of children’s books; for children of all ages, as well as some resources for parents.

The Children’s Library

The Children’s Library is located on the second floor, in our Sunday School hallway, across from the nursery. This library is designed especially for children. It is a place where they may sit and read or check out books based on the Bible and Christian values. The Children’s Library is open every time the church doors are open.

First Presbyterian Church Children’s Library Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is The Children’s Library?

It is located on the second floor, in our Sunday School hallway, across from the nursery.

What Is In The Library?

There are over 1,200 Christian, life lesson, reference, biographical, and fiction books /DVDs/VHS tapes and games for children and tweens.

How Is The Library Organized?

Younger children’s books are on one side of the library; Elementary and Tween levels are on the bookshelves near the back of the library.  Books for religious holidays are located by holiday in the center of the library. We are currently working on a Library Inventory Binder which will have a complete list of books.

How Can I Check Out Books/DVDs?

We have book check out sheets located both on our book table in the Sunday School hallway and inside the library on the center tables. Neatly write your name and date on the sheet. Young children will need a parent, teacher, or other adult to assist in this process.

What is the “Book Table”?

We have a long “book table” in the Sunday School hallway, where we have selected various titles to showcase for that month.  Some of these are staff favorites, and some are related to upcoming events in the life of the church.  Please feel free to check books out directly at the book table.

How Many Books/DVDs Can I Check Out At One Time?

Please limit the number to 10 total items.

When Do I Need To Return The Books/DVDs?

Please return the items within 2 weeks of check out.

How Do I Return Books?

Simply, place your returns on the middle table in the library. Library volunteers will check them in and re-shelve them.

Does The Library Accept Donations?

Yes! New and gently used books are greatly appreciated and will be added to circulation, or for Sunday School teacher use! Please place items in the “Donations” bin located in the library.  We also accept monetary donations for new purchases.

May I Dedicate A Book In Honor Or In Memory Of Someone?

Yes! We have a selection of books from which you may choose.  You may purchase one of these new books and fill out the dedication form located on the counter in the library.  Your book will be labeled accordingly inside the front cover.


Contact our Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries, Heather Rey at for more information.