Memorial Presbyterian Church is blessed to have two libraries. They are open on a self-serve basis whenever the church is open.
The Greenhoe Library has books of all genres for adults and older youth to enjoy. You will find Bibles, commentaries, and devotional, inspirational, and reference materials. Also popular are our many novels and recently published nonfiction. Our media includes DVDs, sermons on CD, and magazines found in the hall rack.
The Rainbow Library has a growing collection of picture books that will enhance faith and biblical knowledge as well as encourage reading. We have added interesting chapter books for the independent reader. Many of the new selections are found on the hall shelves outside the Rainbow Library. We have an extensive collection of books that have won the Caldecott Award ― from Dorothy Lathrop's Animals of the Bible in 1938 to Chris Raschka's A Ball For Daisy in 2012.
"Rainbow Reader" Children’s Summer Reading Program
Throughout the summer, read about ordinary people who do extraordinary things, like the people in the Who Was? book series. The Rainbow Library has a growing collection of dozens of Who Was? books. Read from a heroic author, like God’s Dream by Desmond Tutu, a South African social rights activist. Check out this picture book and many others on Noah, Johnny Appleseed, St. Francis of Assisi, Jonah and more in the Rainbow Library. Read books from MPC, the public library, home, or anywhere else.
Age Newborn to Grade 5: Rainbow Readers may turn in this completed sheet by the end of August to earn a prize.
Middle-Schoolers & High-Schoolers: NEW! For the first time, the Rainbow Reader summer reading program is being offered to middle schoolers and high schoolers! Read three books that have a heroic component and report on one. Earn a gift certificate to Collector’s Corner by sending in your report (on paper, video, email, other, you pick!) to Katie B. or Mrs. Hnizda from June to August. If you are on The MPC City, you can add recommended books to your profile.
Soar high, Rainbow Readers!
New Books in the Rainbow Library
The Rainbow Library is a wonderful place to share books with your children. Below are our suggestions from the recent arrivals. Check them out in the Rainbow Library or on the shelves of the Raindrop in Room 116.
New Books in the Greenhoe Library
For all the booklovers out there, highlighted below are some new books in our Greenhoe library.
Art in the Library
The Greenhoe Library is very pleased to present a beautiful watercolor and colored pencil exhibit by Bruce Bromley.
Bruce Bromley was born Sept. 10, 1960 in Bay City. He graduated from Dow High School in 1978. He had a degree from Northwood University as well as a degree in Fine Arts from Kendall School of Design. It was at Kendall that he seriously pursued his love of working with watercolors. He continued working in this medium all his adult life, not to make a living, but for his love of painting. Although he painted some professionally, he would mostly paint for friends and relatives. That was what gave him the greatest satisfaction.
Sadly, on August 29, 2016 at the age of 55, Bruce passed away from a short bout with cancer. He lived and painted most of his life in Midland, never really painted professionally, but was a long time employee at the H Hotel.
Bruce very much enjoyed his art classes at Dow High, and was joy to have in the classroom, because of his talent, good humor, and excellent work ethic. While in thehospital, toward the end of his life, he told his sister Barbara that “he knew he was an artist when he was in Dave Morrison’s art class.” So, at his request, numerous donations were made to the DHS Art Department, to fund new equipment and art supplies. Also, at the families request, one of his paintings is on permanent display in the office area of the school.
We are grateful to Jim and Ashley Bromley and their family for sharing Bruce's art. We would also like to thank curator Dave Morrison for his help and support.