Lamppost Library

Looking for a good book to read? Books for your kids—from board books to easy readers? A Bible study or resources to help you dig deeper? A movie for family night?

Then stop by the Lamppost Library and check out the numerous resources available for all ages or browse the online card catalog:


You don’t have to be a CUMC member to use the library, so make sure to share this info with your friends!

Library Hours

  • Sunday | 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Tuesday mornings | We're looking for a Tuesday morning volunteer. Call (901) 261-2125 to make sure we’re open.
  • Tuesday afternoons | 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Volunteers needed: Want to serve in the library? Contact Janet Crisman, (901) 261-2125.

New books include

Underdogs and Outsiders by Tom Fuerst
In his first book, CUMC Associate Pastor Tom Fuest shares the untold stories of Advent through five women in the family tree of Jesus, showing us what the imperfections of Jesus’ family tree can teach us about the redemption of our family brokenness.

  1. Tamar, a forgotten daughter-in-law and widow
  2. Rahab, a prostitute
  3. Ruth, a foreigner
  4. the wife of Uriah, an adulteress
  5. Mary, a young virgin

Mommy Has Cancer and That’s Okay by
Virginia Whitsitt Steele

Based on a cancer survivor’s experiences with her own children, this book offers hope for any young family struggling with a new diagnosis. Designed to be read aloud in the secure lap of a loved one, the cancer story of one little boy draws children in, bringing knowledge, understanding, acceptance and faith. Told in rhyme, children will seek the comfort of this honest, hopeful story again and again. Further, it serves as an adult educational tool, including a medical glossary to help in answering questions, relevant scripture verses and a tender prayer.