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The Good Book Nook

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The Good Book Nook is a peaceful, comfy spot for preschoolers, early elementary students, and their families to explore stories in a renovated space inside First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak (FPCRO).

 

  • The Good Book Nook is open to the public on weekdays during regular church hours. Visitors are welcome to call ahead.

  • Mon, 9 am–1 pm 

  • Tues, 9 am–7 pm 

  • Wed, 9 am–3 pm 

  • Thur, 9 am–3 pm

  • Fri, 9 am–1 pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day, the church and Good Book Nook are closed on Fridays.)

  • This reading spot houses over 300 brand new hardcover and board books, focusing on titles that offer a welcoming message for all kinds of people in all life situations. 

 

Who will enjoy visiting the Good Book Nook?

  • Kids - babies through elementary students who enjoy picture books

  • Dads, Moms, and Parents; Grandparents; Caregivers; Nannies; Babysitters 

  • New parents looking for a safe, uncrowded spot to bring the baby

  • Families from Sunflowers Christian Preschool, which meets in our building

  • Neighbors who are out and about, visiting our playground or riding bikes in our parking lot

  • You and the children you love!

 

What kind of books do you have?

  • classic children’s stories from many generations

  • stories that depict a variety of family relationships and configurations

  • stories that depict diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, and ability

  • stories that depict a God who welcomes and loves all people

  • stories that align with our church’s Matthew 25 commitment, in which we seek to end systemic poverty, eradicate structural racism, and embody a vibrant congregational life

It is our hope that stories in our collection will open families to new conversations and ideas, as reading widely often does. The Good Book Nook is designed for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers to read alongside their children and we encourage conversation about the stories.  With regard to theological questions raised in the books, our church’s pastor can be contacted to share how the Bible and the stories of Jesus inform our church’s understanding of God and the world.

 

Who made the Good Book Nook possible?

​This exciting project was made possible by a grant given to the church from an anonymous donor who wants to support our congregation in actively serving
our community. 

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