Summer Reading Program


Starting June 14 through August 9, we’re calling all book lovers to participate in the annual summer reading program sponsored by the St. Thomas Library.

No matter how eclectic your tastes, this year’s READ AROUND THE WORLD theme is sure to stir your imagination and give you a bounty of material from which to choose.


All you have to do is read any book you want: from the St. Thomas Library, from a public library, borrowed from a friend, or one that you have been waiting all year to read from your bookshelf. E-books, Kindle books, and audio books also count. Too young to read? Just have someone read a book to you!

Once you’re done, write your name and the title of the book on the special “passport” you’ll find at the bulletin board in Cowans Hall each Sunday after services. Let’s count how many passports will be placed on the bulletin board by the end of the summer.


On August 9 there will be a drawing for gift certificates, one for an adult and one for a child. Your name will be entered for each book you read. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

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Library & Episcopal Resource Center – Info

The Dioceses of California and El Camino Real in association with Saint Thomas Gardner Memorial Library are pleased to provide our parish and mission communities with an expansive library and resource center to support individual & group ministries, programs, education and spiritual growth.

Resources Available

We maintain a collection of over 7,000 titles with new additions every year. Our children’s section alone contains over 2,000 titles including Caldecott, National Book and Newbery award winners.

Search In-House & Online

You are welcome to come during open hours to explore the variety of offerings or search online. To explore the online catalog, go to Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

Need Assistance?

Volunteers are typically available to help you with questions and projects from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Self-Guided Hours

We are open on Sundays after the morning services and may be visited during Parish Office hours. If you would like to visit us during the week, we recommend that you schedule a convenient time – Contact Us.

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