CRC Library

Hand In Hand Christian Montessori School
211 N McCarrons Blvd
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 505-2982
Email us at: crclibrary@hihcm.org

The Christian Resource Center (CRC) Library is a Christian and Homeschool library where for over 31 years we have been collecting the most loved and used resources that Bible Believers and Homeschoolers need in a culture that is undergoing massive changes.

We collect the recommended resources as guided by the various Christian Homeschool programs and Christian publishers and also save the older quality resources as valuable treasures, not to be discarded.

Only at the CRC Library can you find this huge selection of these unique resources.

For pre-school children we have a large collection of board books and picture books, with the most helpful teaching resources gathered into sections which teach young children about God, the Bible. Christian life and character, and life in general.  Our Picture books are predominantly Christian with all the good old favorites included.

For our beginning reading and beginning chapter book collection we search for all available Christian books for this age group that we can find, and of course have many other fun and interesting sections.

We have a very extensive fiction and historical fiction collection for juveniles that is filled with Christian books, Living books and old favorites.  Many of our Christian books are now out of print but can still be found at the CRC Library.

Our non-fiction juvenile collection includes many Christian or Conservative topics, Bible resources and devotionals, including newer series like the Tuttle Twins, Bluestocking books, and Dave Ramsey’s Junior’s adventures

Our non-fiction teen books are almost 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; Spiritual Warfare; Body Image; Christian View of Sex and Dating; Christian Answers for a Secular world; Developing a Christian Worldview; and Spiritual Growth.  We also have a wonderful collection of teen Christian fiction books.

We have an extensive collection of Christian biography books 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; Moody’s Daughters of the Faith and more.   We also have biography series for younger readers including Little Lights from Christian Focus Publishers, Heroes for Young Readers from YWAM and Christian biographies for young readers by Reformation Heritage

We have an extensive collection of Homeschool resource books, including many books that will be invaluable to those who are new to Homeschooling, and also a variety of books on other educational issues, plus manipulative and educational games.

We have a section of resources on Family Spiritual growth so you can create a plan to pass on a strong Christian spiritual heritage to your children and grandchildren, and be ready to make the most of those special teaching moments that come unexpectedly.

We also have a large collection of audio CDs which include all the Story Hour albums, Jonathan Park, The Brinkman Adventures, Jim Weiss, Sugar Creek Gang, The Narnia Chronicles, and many more.

The Biblical Creationist viewpoint is a special emphasis in the CRC library and 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 CDs for children, including Creation board books.

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week and all other resources can be checked out for 3 weeks.  Resources can be renewed on line, once.  Currently we do not have an outside drop-off box, but resources can be returned during our library open hours, listed below, by friends and family members.

We invite you to browse through our on-line catalogue by going to  https://crclibrary.library.site/

To browse through the various reading levels and special categories, go to the bottom of the page and press the “Explore” button.

For Homeschoolers who come from a long distance, you may want to call our library number, so you can be sure that a library volunteer is at the library. 

The membership fee to use the library is $30 a year or $15 for 6 months.  We take cash or checks.

You can check out 40 resources at a time.

There is also the option of forming a library group, so that other people in the group can check out or return books for you.  If you are interested in this option, send us an email and we will contact you.

Our current open hours are:

  • Mondays   3:45 – 8:30 pm.  (After school hours)
  • Thursdays   3:45 – 8:30 pm.  (After school hours)

We pray that we can offer more open hours, as God brings us some more volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering at the library or know someone who might want to serve the Christian & Homeschooling community in this way, please contact us at crclibrary@hihcm.org

The library is located in the Hand In Hand Christian Montessori School, which is located just West of Rice St. and just South of Hwy 36.  Go to the North-East Handicapped door and use the intercom to be let in.

Hope you check us out soon!