Lending Library

Delving into the Contemplative Outreach Lending Library

Did you know?

  • Contemplative Outreach in St. Louis has more than 500 books, CDs, DVDs—and yes, old fashioned videos and audio cassettes—about prayer and the spiritual journey.

Where is it?

  • You will find the Lending Library’s books and audio cassettes on the main floor of Grace Episcopal Church, 514 E. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood MO 63122.
  • CDs and DVDs are housed downstairs in Room 9, which is open when Contemplative Outreach has an event scheduled.

Who can use the library?

  • You can! Anyone in the centering prayer community of the Saint Louis region or Grace Episcopal Church can borrow items from this collection by browsing the shelves, or a specific item can be found by looking through the lists in the library folder, which are organized by title, author, and broad subject You can also explore the digital version of these lists online.
  • You may check out books or audio cassettes any time Grace Episcopal Church is open. If you want a DVD or a CD, make sure that Room 9 is open.

Are there library rules?

  • Just barely… Please write your name, phone number, and the check-out date on the library card and then leave the card in the wooden file box on the shelf.
  • If you can, return what you borrow within a couple of months. If you forget, the librarian will eventually contact you.

So there’s a librarian?

  • Carol Mock has volunteered to keep things in order. She welcomes other volunteers, so contact Carol by email if you would like to help.