Library

The mission of the library is to provide a collection of materials to the congregation that will encourage the growth of their Christian faith and nurture their spiritual lives. The materials in the collection shall be consistent with the Bible and offer resources for Bible study, information, family issues, and recreational reading.   

Library Hours:
Sunday 9:30a-12p
Monday-Thursday 9:30a-4:30p

Volunteering: Do you want to be part of the library team? Stop by the library or email library@swiftcreekbaptist.org


HOW IT WORKS: Read awesome books, track your reading, and collect prizes all summer! Check out books from SCBC Library for at least 3 of the hours or 1/3 of the page goal. You can also grab books from the bookbox at the the preschool entrance downstairs! Be sure to return the books when you are finished with them. Turn in your completed log by August 21 to participate in our Sweet Frog party on August 30!

2 Options to Track Your Reading 

Keep track of TIME READDownload Hours Log
For age 4 through completed 5th grade

  1. Read 1 hour and bring a slip (below) to receive a prize from the Prize Box. Then choose additional prizes for 3, 5, 7, and 9 hours read and come to the Library to “Spin” for a prize from the Prize Box.
  2. Read 10 hours. Then turn in your Log to the library to come to the Sweet Frog party.

Keep track of PAGES READDownload Pages Log
For 3rd through completed 5th grade 

  1. Read 50 pages. Bring slip to the library to choose a prize from the Prize Box.
  2. At each prize level for your grade, bring another slip to Library to “Spin” for a prize from the Prize Box.
  3. Reach your GOAL (use the goal below for your grade or set a higher one) and bring your log to the library. Then come to the Sweet Frog party on August 30.
  4. See page levels for prizes on your log sheet. 3rd – 350pgs, 4th – 550pgs, 5th – 750pgs

New Additional Opportunity: Pastor Lukes’s Book Club for 3rd-5th Grade *optional
The Club is reading, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. Look for information about club meetings on Pastor Luke’s emails each week. Contact the church if you aren’t receiving emails! You will still use your Pages Read log to participate in earning prizes. 

FAQs

What kinds of items are available in the library?
Books, cd’s, dvd’s and  VHS tapes for preschool, children, youth and adults

How do I check out an item in the library?
When you check for the first time, you fill out a patron registration form for yourself and your immediate family.  If a volunteer is not on duty, please follow the posted directions for checking out.  We will enter you and your family as patrons and checkout your books.

What are the loan periods?
Two weeks for books and one week for cd’s, dvd’s, and vhs tapes.

Can I renew books?
Yes, for two more weeks at a time. 

Are there fines for late books?
No, just return the book as soon as possible.  We do want it back! 

What happens if I damage or lose a book?
You will be asked to pay for the book, because we will need to replace it.  We rarely have damaged or lost books, so don’t worry that your child will damage a book.  We want children to love books and learn to care for them. 

Where do I return items or place donations to the library?
There are drawer cabinets with drawers marked for item returns and donations in the library, one in the entrance to the sanctuary building, and in the preschool foyer.

What if I forget to return a book?
An email will be sent to remind you that an item is overdue.  Just bring it in.

How can I find out which items the library has?
Ask the volunteer on duty OR look an item up in the catalog on the computer station located by the window.

Connecting with God, Connecting with Others, Connecting Others with God

At Swift Creek we are all about making connections. The most important connection is the one we can have with God through faith in Jesus Christ. Once that connection is established we want to make connections in our homes and with the rest of the church family. A strong church is built by people of strong faith and individual homes where God is worshiped and honored. Read More...

Phone: 804.739.3001
Fax: 804.739.8996

SWIFT CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
7511 North Spring Run Road
Midlothian, VA 23112