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The Library Committee is excited about our library, which has become a comfortable gathering spot for people of all ages. Be sure to notice our round labyrinth rug! Our library resources feature a renewed emphasis on Unitarian Universalism. We have purchased a number of new books about our religious faith, more meditation manuals and more beautifully-illustrated children’s books. Check out our on-line catalog at FUS Madison Library.

The mission of the First Unitarian Society Library is to assist our faith community in spiritual development, including the promotion of truth, knowledge, and compassion.

The Library will accomplish its mission by providing resources that: increase understanding of Unitarian Universalism and other spiritual attitudes, beliefs and practices
  • affirm and promote the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles
  • encourage lifespan faith development
  • support differences in abilities and circumstances
  • strengthen commitment to a peaceful and just world community

Members of the 2012-2013 Library Committee:

Sara Andrews, Chair
Carole Thomas, Amy Jochem, Elizabeth Barrett, Dawn Wavra, Sharon Rogalski, Ed Kolner

First Unitarian Society Library Collection Development Policy

The FUS Library will collect resources that are in keeping with our mission and with our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles. Because the vast majority of Unitarian Universalists come to our liberal religious faith as adults, the library’s role in education and faith development is crucial.

Our first priority is to collect resources on our UU faith tradition and its current developments. Many of these books are not available at local bookstores or the public library; therefore, they must be purchased through the UUA bookstore.

Knowing that revelation is not sealed, we plan to maintain a current, weeded collection of good quality, well-produced resources for our congregation and other area Unitarian Universalists.

Besides Unitarian Universalism, we will emphasize world religions, especially liberal theology and spirituality. We will collect a variety of resources for children and youth, but for adults will mainly collect non-fiction. Children’s picture books will have excellent quality illustrations. We will not be limited by format, but seek a wide variety of resources to reflect different learning styles.

The Library Committee will entertain written resource requests from our congregation as funds allow, whenever requests fall within our mission and policies.

Donation Policy

We will gladly accept donations of resources. All donated materials will be reviewed and evaluated by the library committee. Resources in good condition that fit with our mission and collection development policy will become part of our collection. We will properly dispose of any items we cannot add to our collection. All proceeds from any sales of items will go to the FUS Library budget. We will accept donations of resources produced by FUS members when the materials fall within our mission. We are unable to accept resources in outdated formats and magazines.

Reminders and Requests from the FUS Library Committee

  1. If you have overdue items please return them to the library so others may enjoy them as well.
  2. The library committee is looking for a new committee co-chair.  No prior library experience required and you will be working with an established group.   Group meets every other month.
  3. Read a fantastic book lately that relates to the UU principles? See a title or review that peaks your interest? If you have title suggestions for the FUS Library please let us know - we have some funds to expand our collection. We are also looking for suggestions for children and young adults. 

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