The Christian Resource Center (CRC) Library has something special for everyone in the family.
The CRC Library is a volunteer run ministry and for over a quarter of a century it has been collecting and making available many of the difficult to find resources that homeschoolers value most.
We have many classic resources that have been reprinted because of their clear presentation of a strong Christian worldview. We also have many hard to find resources from small publishing companies that most libraries have never even heard of, and of course, an excellent collection of current resources from the major Christian publishers.
Our collection of Juvenile Fiction and Historical Fiction has over 3,300 titles. We also have many non-fiction juvenile books in a wide range of Christian and Bible topics, and we also have a special section just for Pre-teens.
Our Teen Fiction and Non-Fiction books are all Christian books designed to help your teen navigate through the multitude of issues confronting young people today and include such subjects as: Peer Pressure; Body Image; Christian Answers for a Secular world; Developing a Christian Worldview; and Spiritual Growth. We also have a large selection of books dealing with the Christian view of Sex & Teen Dating.
For Pre-school and younger children we have a large selection of board books and picture books, with the most helpful teaching resources gathered into sections called Learning About: the Christian Life; God; Christian Character; the Bible and Life in General.
We have an extensive collection of Christian and missionary biographies which includes: The Sower Series; Adventures of Faith and Courage; Men and Women of Faith, YWAM’s Christian Heroes Then and Now; Beautiful Feet Biographies; Heroes of the Faith; Today’s Heroes; and Moody’s Daughters of the Faith and many others.
The library started as a Young Earth Creation Science library and has always maintained this worldview as a special emphasis. On this subject we have adult books for the lay-person as well as more technical books. Plus we have an extensive collection of DVD lectures on every aspect of the Creation/Evolution issue and of course many books, DVDs and videos for children.
Here you will find topics and answers you would never find in public libraries, on TV, in public museums or in the media. Topics such as: Dinosaurs, Dragons and the Bible; How Noah’s Flood is connected to the Ice Age; Evolution’s Fatal Flaws; How most land surfaces can only be adequately explained by a World Wide Flood; How the rapid deterioration of the human genetic code deals a death blow to the evolutionary theory.
We also have excellent collections of subject areas like: Teaching reading, Math, Science, History, Geography, Music, and Art. Our science and history sections includes many resources with the Young Earth Creation Science perspective.
Many parents have commented that this is one library where you don’t have to worry about what your kids or teens will find on the shelves.
We also have a large collection of adult Christian books about: Parenting; Bible topics; Family and Christian home; Christian Life/Experience/Practice; Evangelism; Missions; Church History; Christian counseling/self-help; and Worldview.
Homeschoolers find particularly helpful the almost 300 resources dealing with educational and homeschooling issues, including many MACHE conference cassette recordings.
At the CRC Library your can get the resources to strengthen your family relationships and resist the forces that are seeking to splinter Christian families. Set aside a special family night, to watch one of our Christian or Family videos or DVDs from our collection of 500 Christian-friendly films or enjoy one of our 100 Christian Comedy performances. Or you could really take your family back to an older era and listen to an excellent radio performance from Focus on the Family.
Since the CRC library must generate it’s operating budget there is a $30 a year fee for a family to use the library. This fee can be broken up into a $15 payment for a 6 months period.
A family can check out 35 resources at time. DVDs can be checked out for one week and all other resources can be checked out for three weeks. Resources can be renewed once, either at the library or online.
The transfer of our 19,000 resources over to the online catalog is complete but the correcting and development of the catalog will be an ongoing project for quite a while.
To view our catalog click HERE.
Our hours are dependent on volunteers and accessibility since we are located in a Christian school. With additional volunteers we could be open additional hours. The public hours that our volunteer library staff are available are currently:
Mondays 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday morning 10:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.
(Please enter quietly on Tuesday mornings since the school is open.)
Thursdays 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Fridays 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
You can return materials 24/7 through the Return Resources Slot on the outside of the building between the two double doors.
The CRC Library is located in Roseville, MN just South of Hwy. 36. The library is in the Hand In Hand School on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Fairview and County Rd. B.
If you are on County Rd. B the library entrance is the first driveway West of the intersection. If you are on Fairview the library entrance is the first driveway South of the intersection. At either entrance you will drive up a hill. The Hand in Hand School is in a green building at the top of the hill. Use the intercom between the outside and inner double doors, to call the library to be admitted.
We hope to see you at the CRC Library soon!