A woman stands in the Roher Memorial Library at Rock Spring Church

Rohrer Memorial Library

Reopening and Expanded Hours

We’re open starting Sunday, September 12!

The library will be open Sundays after our worship service, as well as when our church office is open — Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be self-serve, rather than staffed by librarians. Just put on your mask, say hi to those in the office, and proceed to the library on the first floor. On the table in the library there’s a sign directing you to leave the signed book card when you are checking out, and another directing where to return your books.

Please do not leave donations in the library! Instead, please contact us at library@rockspringucc.org with the name of the hard copy book you wish to donate. We also welcome suggestions for new books you would like to recommend we purchase.

Our Library

The Rohrer Memorial Library houses a well-curated and wide-ranging collection of fiction and nonfiction books for adults, in addition to a diverse and thoughtful children’s collection. An active and well-read book selection committee keeps the collection current. Search our online catalog to see what is available. When you open the catalog, you will see the covers of our newest additions scrolling across the screen – click on any of them to view more information about the book.

Online Catalog

The library is named for Charles and Carrie Rohrer, who 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.

Looking for a book recommendation? These book reviews written by Rock Spring members will give you some ideas.