A wealth of information is now available at your fingertips.

The Church of the Palms Library is excited to bring new services and resources to the church community. Internet access to the library collection is accessible on your PC, tablet or cell phone through Destiny, our online catalog.

The online catalog contains books, DVD's, CD's, and reference material. If you are looking for commentaries, Christian life information, Christian fiction, biographies, and children's picture books, the library may have exactly what you need. To find items that may interest you, you can browse through the online catalog and reserve items online. Next visit the library to pick up and check out the materials, Library items will also be available for check out under the tree on selected Sunday mornings and at other events around campus during the week.

Please feel free to start your search for our enriching and inspirational resources as a guest by selecting Destiny Online Catalog on the right. Be sure to sign up for your own login ID by selecting Request Login ID which will allow you to check out these resources.

Location & Hours

Education Building - second floor - Room 202

hours for self check-out

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, Friday

    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday

    9:00am - 12:15pm

hours with volunteers

  • Monday

    11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday

    9:45am - 11:30am


Sunday, December 2nd
DVDs may be checked out only when a library volunteer is available.
Sundays under the tree: Days and Times to be determined.
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Michelle’s Rigby Assad’s new book, Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What’s Worth Fighting For is my favorite for this quarter.  Michele tells her story of incredible struggle; of unexpected challenges and thwarted missions; and most of all, discovering a faith and a purpose that outweighed her greatest fears.


Other noteworthy new books: 

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon. Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh of the popular Mitford series has a new challenge: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? 

English Lessons: The Crooked Path of Growing Toward Faith by Andrea Lucado. Max Lucado’s daughter, Andrea, speaks to all of us who wrestle with faith, doubt, and spiritual identity as she faces some unexpected hard questions while in graduate school in Oxford, England.

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle who wrote Tattoos on the Heart. This book is about how to love people. How to really love people. And how to know God when you see God. . . . This is a fantastic book. Please read it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You by Lee Wolfe Blum. Blum shares her stories, as well as those of many women whom she admires, to encourage readers to not compete but to become who God wants them to be.


get involved

Your library team here at Church of the Palms has been hard at work cataloging books and media and entering the information into Destiny, our new online database. Our church members and regular visitors will soon have the chance to sign up as library patrons which will allow them to search the database and ultimately check out library materials.

Volunteers are needed to assist our library patrons locate and check out materials in our online system during limited hours in the library each week and in the church narthex several Sundays each month. Training for volunteers will be provided.

Come join us in assisting our congregation learn to use our new library system!

If you are interested

Contact Sharyn Van Epps
Telephone: 941 925-4565
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