Rohrer Memorial Library
History of Rohrer Memorial Library
Charles and Carrie Rohrer were charter members of Rock Spring Church. Mrs. Rohrer’s untimely death led her friends to give a living memorial to her, a children’s library which began in 1915. At the time, this was the only public library in Arlington. By 1920, adult books were also included in the collection. In the 1950’s, before the county and schools had their libraries, an effort was made to supply book needs of school children.
You will find interesting and sought-after books in the new online catalogue. The main library houses a collection of fiction and nonfiction books and is located on the 1st floor of the main church building, under the sanctuary. Adult fiction includes a wide variety of novels and mysteries. The range of nonfiction subjects is broad and includes biographies, autobiographies and special interest collections for ecojustice, hand-made ministries and more.
Several of our highly anticipated books are officially ready to be checked out! Here are the new books for the month.
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The children's library is available in the upper atrium of the Hunter Building. The library has a children’s collection (ages preschool to second grade), as well as a small selection of parenting books and some favorite intermediate books.
Latest Rohrer Memorial Library News
December is an exciting month in the library. Four highly anticipated books are here: Becoming by Michelle Obama, Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny, The Reckoning by John Grisham and Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Stop by and check out these, any many others this month!
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