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.

Several of our highly anticipated books are officially ready to be checked out! Here are the new books for the month

The Fun of Being on the Library Committee and more: catch up on the library blog here

Have a book to recommend to the library?  Click Here 


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 - February 2019
Posted: Feb 1 2018 - 12:26pm

February's new books are here! Stop by and check out My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight, and any many others this month.

Click here to learn more.


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When: Sunday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.