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. The library is open whenever the church is open and is staffed by volunteers on Sunday mornings. An active and well-read book selection committee keeps the collection current. Search our online catalog to see what is available.
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.