Location and Hours

Located on the lower level of the Broyles Community Center, the Library is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings from 8:00 until noon.

Carolyn Omundson, Librarian

The Chapel Library exists to enrich the lives
of residents and their families in the Big Canoe community

Variety of Selections

Library Volunteer

Library volunteers (l to r) Ann Owens, Nona Whipple, and Barbara Kelly considering a future acquisition to add to the collection.

The book collection is organized into categories that include biographies, classics, fiction, travel and geography, birds and wildlife, botany, history (including local history) and poetry. In addition to a large-print collection, audio, and DVD options are also available. Parents and grandparents visiting the Library for the first time are also pleasantly surprised to find an extensive collection of children’s books,  DVDs, and movies. The heart of the library is its religious works.  Materials included are biblical study aids, classic sermon series, world religions, prayer, Christian living, inspirational and devotional writings, theology, church history and general reference.

Check-Out Procedure

The honor system prevails in checking out materials from the collection. Books may be checked out for 21 days; movies and audio books, 7 days. (It is preferred that no more than four DVDs be checked out at any one time.) The check-out box is located in the front room with instructions posted beside the box. Simply sign the card that is in the pocket of the book or DVD, add the date and your telephone number, and place the card in the box. Returns are to be placed in the cabinet in the hall beside the Library door.

Library Acquisitions

In addition to purchasing selections recommended to the Library Committee, books are often donated or may be funded to honor or memorialize friends or family members. Please contact Kaaren Arthurs at 706-268-3460 or Susan Newton at 706-268-3140 if you would like to make a donation to the Library. We do wish to recognize your thoughtfulness in contributing to the collection.

Library Shelf

The religious and inspirational section of our library is in Room 107 of the Broyles Center.