by Jennie Wintermote, Conference Resource Library Director

I have the best job.  Every day I get to care for a precious treasure.   The WDC Resource Library is a unique treasure–the only library of its kind in Mennonite Church USA.  At least one other area conference has curriculum-type resources available, but our library is about 12 times larger.  Our resources are available to anyone in the conference from Nebraska to Texas and everywhere in between.  Individuals as well as groups are welcome to browse our catalog.  The North Newton, KS location has almost 13,000 DVDs, Books, Curriculum and more while the Texas Branch features Spanish-language resources for leaders. While tending to this treasure, I get to share it by doing some (or all of these) in a typical day:

  • Send a box of Bible studies to Western Kansas to help new Christians study the scriptures
  • Pack up a box of 25 resources for a Central Texas congregation to use for the next two months
  • Mail some DVDs and group game books to Nebraska for use by their children during a congregational meeting
  • Help an individual find ideas for a children’s story in Central Kansas
  • Check out a book on Christian parenting to a patron in North Newton KS
  • Help a couple of elementary students find a good book that shares a story about peace

Treasures are meant to be enjoyed, don’t let this special WDC treasure sit gathering dust!  Contact the library (or stop by) today.  The treasure awaits! or (316)283-6300