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.
The library is 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. Most times, it is self-serve, rather than staffed by librarians. On the table in the library you’ll find a sign directing you to leave the signed book card when you are checking out, and another directing where to return your books.
Looking for a book recommendation? These book reviews written by Rock Spring members will give you some ideas.
Have a book you’d like to donate? Please contact us at email@example.com with the name of the hard copy book you wish to donate and we will get back to you about its suitability for the collection. We also welcome suggestions for new books you would like to recommend we purchase.
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.