A wealth of information is now available at your fingertips.

The Church of the Palms Library brings 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. Our Destiny online catalog contains books, DVD’s, CD’s, and reference materials. If you are looking for commentaries, Christian life guidance, Christian fiction, biographies, and children’s picture books, the library may have exactly what you desire. To find items of interest to you, browse through our online catalog to search for authors, titles, and subjects. Next visit the library in Education Building in room 202 or satellite book carts located in the Church Office, Campus Center, and the Palms Center to check out these resources. Please feel free to start your search for our enriching and inspirational resources as a guest by selecting Destiny Online Catalog below.

Location & Hours

Education Building - second floor - Room 202

Satellite Libraries: Church Office, Campus Center and Palms Center


  • MONDAY through FRIDAY 9:00am – 6:00pm

  • SUNDAY 9:00am – 12:15pm


  • MONDAY 11:00am – 2:00pm


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 at the Church of the Palms is looking for volunteers to assist in providing library resources to our congregation. We need assistance performing the following tasks:

Maintaining the satellite book carts by checking materials in and out of the online catalog and re-shelving them.

Promoting library use by overseeing book carts on Sundays in the Palms Center and under the tree, at classes, and at other special events.

Training for volunteers will be provided.

If you are interested

Contact Sharyn Van Epps
Telephone: 941 925-4565
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