The church’s Fireside Library was established in 1985, by long time church member Martha Bullock. In the past, the library has also served as a storage room, a Sunday school classroom for handicapped children, a Mexican bar, a minister’s office and even a rabbi's office when a Jewish congregation was being formed in the community.
It is now a facility of the church which serves both church members and Nursery School families as a lending library for children and adults. The library is also a meeting place for church committees and study groups. Children especially enjoy the Tower Room, a cozy retreat with its own book collection as well as puzzles to enjoy.
Included in the collection of more than 5000 volumes are fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. There is a selection of mysteries, books that deal with religious, social and health issues, as well as current events and parenting books. New books are added on a monthly basis.
During the year, monthly Book Talks are held, in which books are reviewed and discussed by book lovers from the church family and the community at large.
The Lost City of Oz David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann
Jazz Age to Our Age in La Jolla Molly McClain
Stanton- Lincoln’s War Secretary Walter Stahr
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
Women in the Castle Jessica Shatluck
Distant View of Everything Alexander McCall Smith
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
(Mann Booker Prize winner 2017)
Days Without End Sebastian Barry
The Address Fiona Davis
Anything is Possible Elizabeth Strout
Little French Bistro/Little French Bookshop Nina George
Y is for Yesterday Sue Grafton
The Enchanted April Elizabeth Von Arnim
(an “oldies” good read)
Column of Fire Ken Follett
To Be Where You Are Jan Karon
Vengeance of Mothers Jim Fergus
(sequel to 1000 White Women)
An Echo of Murder Ann Perry
The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian
(One Book, One San Diego 2017)