The mission of the St. Francis de Sales Parish Library is to encourage, support, and enrich the spiritual and intellectual growth of our parishioners by providing educational and inspirational books, DVDs, and CDs that are consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The library contains a wide selection of over 1800 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages covering the following range of subjects:
Apologetics Jesus Saints & Angels
Bereavement Large Print Scripture/Bible Studies
Biography Literature/Fiction Spanish
Catholicism Liturgy & Sacraments Spirituality
Children Marriage & Family Theology
Christian Living Mary Vocations
Church History Miscellaneous
Elementary Papal & Church Documents
High School/Young Adult Prayer
Library Hours and Location
The Parish Library is located in the lower level of the Parish Center. It is open after all weekday and weekend Masses.
The library serves the parishioners and the clergy of St. Francis de Sales parish. A patron must fill out a Parish Library Membership Form in order to borrow material. These forms are available on the parish library checkout desk/cabinet. Parents are responsible for materials borrowed by children under 16 years old.
Collection Development/Selection Criteria
The following guidelines will be used to determine the suitability of all materials, donated or purchased, that are available for check out. Books/media consistent with Catholic teaching and the Magisterium of the Church and in good condition will be evaluated for inclusion in the collection. Materials selected will be purchased, funds permitting, or will be added to the library’s “Wish List”.
Donated Items: Individuals wishing to donate material to the library can drop off materials marked for donation at the library. Books, DVDs, and CDs will be screened to ensure they comply with library policy, are in good condition, and are not duplicates of existing materials. Duplicates of existing materials or donated materials not needed in the library may be donated to other libraries, charitable organizations, or included in periodic book sales. Magazines or periodicals are not being accepted at this time due to limited space.
Financial Contributions: Financial gifts in support of the library are always accepted and appreciated. Contributions may be sent to the parish office.