Since April of 1947, Woodmont Baptist Church has enjoyed the enriching resources of a church library. Since that time, the Library has remained faithful to its purpose of promoting a love of good books which will “inform, inspire and comfort” all those who read them.
With only 250 donated books at its dedication, the Library has grown and developed into our current multi-media facility whose diverse collections comprise over 20,000 individual items.
The Media Library Staff: Charlyne Savage; Alice Kennon; Carlton Carter, Media Library Director, and Linda Hunt.
To achieve this, many Woodmont members have served faithfully over the years to curate and expand the library’s collections. Notable among them are Margarette Register Margaret McLemore, Woodmont’s first Director of Library Services, followed by Margarette Register who served in that capacity for over 30 years. Others who have served as Library Director are: Jean Schatz, Jana Whittle, Carolyn Cooper, Carlton Carter and Dawn Bishop. Clara Askew, Dodie Baker, Ann Booth, and Maude McLean are also to be recognized for their years of dedication to the Library.
As a member of the staff in the 1970’s, Carlton Carter expanded the scope of the collections from that of a more traditional print-based library into a multi-
media facility which is recognized as one of the best and most diverse libraries in the Baptist Convention. He began a tradition of acquiring the best books and audio/visual materials as soon as they became available thereby keeping the collection useful and relevant.
Margarette Register, Woodmont's first Director of Library Services.
A sampling of the Media Library’s current materials includes our core collection of Christian study aids plus biographies, fiction and non-fiction works (including those in large print), children’s literature and devotionals, cooking and gardening books, audio books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, and titles on parenting and marriage. Many are current best-sellers or award-winners in their respective categories. From the youngest child to our most senior member, Woodmont Baptist’s Media Library is a gift of knowledge, entertainment and spiritual growth. We invite you to enrich your life through its use.
From This Corner
A History of Woodmont Baptist Church
How many people did it take to begin Woodmont Baptist Church? Why was there a “pond” in the basement of the chapel? How many people went on the first mission trip to Guatemala in 1977? How many thousands of ways has God blessed the growth and development of the congregation at Woodmont in its 77-year history?
Find out in Woodmont’s history book, From This Corner, A History of Woodmont Baptist Church 1941-2017. It is 400 pages long and features more than 300 photographs providing a look at much of Woodmont’s history.
Books may be purchased now for $36. Please contact our church office to purchase (615-297-95303).