John C. and June Pauline Gardner Memorial Library

The Gardner Memorial Library is open to members and visitors of First Presbyterian Church. To become a patron, simply go to the Help-Desk during library hours and provide your name, address and phone number with a photo ID to the volunteer. It’s that easy!

Books are checked out for three weeks, while all DVDs, CDs, and videos are for one week. Library materials may be renewed at the help desk during library hours or by calling (719) 884-6121.  Library materials may be returned to the library desk or to a box outside the library doors when the library is closed. To access the library online, click here.

Library Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • GTW Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, CLOSED
  • Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Gardner Memorial Library collection offers:

  • Audio-Visual Materials – Bible study resources for group and individual use; Christian studies; conference tapes; quality fiction on audio-book; adult, children’s and family entertainment Sermons – New and prior in video, cassette tape, CD and DVD
  • Periodicals – a wide selection of current Christian magazines
  • Children’s resources – Picture books through young adult fiction and non-fiction. Videos, CDs and DVDs for Bible study and entertainment
  • Reference - A wide variety of study materials for in-depth research while in the library
  • Bibles – A large number of translations available
  • Missions – Biography, methods and non-fiction

Donation Policy:

The library gratefully accepts donations of books and audio-visual materials that are of current interest and in good condition. These materials are reviewed for appropriate use in the library. Whatever is not used is donated to other Christian organizations or is sold to raise funds for other purchases. All donations are tax deductible with a form provided by the library at the time of donation for this purpose. Please make your donation during library hours or call the Adult Ministries office at 884-6117 to make special arrangements. Thank you for helping us build a meaningful collection!


Trained volunteers are eager to answer questions and help you locate and check out materials. Library ministry volunteers meet as a team each month to discern and strategize ways to connect people of all ages with the library resources. You are invited to join.  Opportunities include staffing the help desk, serving shut-ins, visiting with and reading to children, utilizing computer skills, cataloguing materials, decorating the library, and more. Call the Adult Education office at 884-6117 for more information.