Did you know MSUS has a library?

In June, 2016, MSUS will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This article focuses on the church's library.

The MSUS Library was established to provide UU religious materials which were impossible – or difficult – to find in a public library (It was before the internet !) Many items were from the UUA’s Beacon and Skinner Press. Other resources were acquired for use by lay leaders for religious ceremonies such as weddings, memorial services, burials, dedications/baptisms, etc. Materials were cataloged by Ruth Harris, a professional librarian and long-time chair of the Library Committee.

50th Anniversary Trivia !!

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where is the library located?

BONUS QUESTION: Who is the library dedicated to?

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION: Why do we have the book “Out of the Flames” in the Library?

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50th Anniversary Trivia Answers

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where is the library located?

It is currently located on the second floor near the end of the hall.

BONUS QUESTION: Who is the library dedicated to?

Edith Thompson, a long time member of the Library Committee and a pillar of the MSUS community. She was awarded the Unsung UU Award by Prairie Star District in 1998 for her tireless efforts promoting UUism. She served on the Board of Trustees at First Unitarian Society and MSUS. She was Secretary of MSUS Trustees for its first 10 years, both as an elected Trustee and an off board appointee. She served on many other committees.

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION: Why do we have the book “Out of the Flames” in the Library?

It is a biography of Michael Servetus by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone published by Broadway Books in 2002.