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Rooted In Faith

Our mission at Matthews Christian Library is to provide resources to strengthen your family and faith. All the materials on our shelves are carefully selected to reflect the truth found in God’s Word.

The library sits on ground that was first given to the Matthews United Methodist Church in 1877. Since then, Christ Our Shepherd Ministries has worked to preserve the sanctity of our location through various programs that enrich the community by investing in local families and children.

What We Offer

We offer a wide variety of materials which are available for our patrons to check out: Bible reference materials; adult Christian fiction and classic fiction such as Charles Dickens; resources for homeschool families; level readers; DVDs for children and families; great audio resources for children and adults, including all the Adventures in Odyssey, Jonathan Park, and Your Story Hour; as well as current magazines for adults and children.

We also have resources from a Christian perspective that address many relevant issues facing individuals and families, including educational choices, money management, separation and divorce, single parenting, and death.

There are quiet work areas, computer work stations, and reading nooks for research, study, or relaxing with a good book.

What's New at the Library

There's always something new at the library.

To learn about new materials, story times, crafts, summer reading programs, book sales, and more, follow our Facebook page. You can also receive updates through our .

Using the Online Catalog

Our online catalog makes searching, renewing, and placing materials on hold fast and easy.

To use the catalog, you can simply click the "search" button at the top of the page. For additional account benefits, you will have to log in. You can do so by clicking that same search button, or click here, then:

  • Click on the blue line: Matthews Christian Library
  • Click "log in" in the upper righthand corner
  • Your username is your Library Patron Number (found on the back of your library card)
  • Your password is your 8 digit birth date - YYYYMMDD
  • You can access your account through the "my info" button on the top left

Volunteer at the Library

We are always in need of friendly faces with a passion for helping others. Volunteers help us organize donations, assist with the Summer Reading Program, read to groups, and so much more! We would love to utilize your special talents in a way that invests in our community.

For more information about volunteering contact us here or stop by the library during regular operating hours. We look forward to meeting you!