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.

Todays’ Library

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.

The library has added a baker’s dozen new books this month! 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.



Diana Johnson

Latest Rohrer Memorial Library News

New Library Books - November 2018
Posted: Feb 1 2018 - 12:26pm

We have new picks for your reading delight! New titles include Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre, TRANSCRIPTION: A Novel by by Kate Atkinson, Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart, and many others.

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Latest News

When: Sign up by Sunday, December 16

When: November 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Where: Saegmuller Room