The Dr. Saul and Emma Fleegler Library is named in honor of Dr. Saul and Emma Fleegler who made a very generous contribution to ensure the perpetuity of our library at Adat Shalom and of our spiritual home. Dr. and Mrs. Fleegler valued books and learning and strived to set an example of giving for others by enhancing our synagogue with this beautiful library.
Books from the B’nai Israel and Beth Jacob Congregations, along with donations from the library of Rabbi Y. Irving Dick, our first rabbi, made up the collection of the new Adat Shalom library when it was dedicated in December, 1997.
The Adat Shalom Library contains almost 7000 items, including fiction, short stories, biographies, videos, DVDs, books on cassette and CD, as well as selections for pre-schoolers, elementary school children, and young adults. Our books deal with a wide range of subjects including: the Bible, the Talmud, philosophy, holidays, cooking, art, music, literature, history, the Holocaust, and general interest Judaica. We also have a variety of newspapers and journals. Color-coded tape identifies children’s books about specific holidays, Israel, and the Holocaust. A guide to the color code is displayed in the library.
The OPAC computer terminal in the library is easy to use for searches
We are seeking volunteers to assist in the library on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon when school is in session to help you find materials and use the search terminal. We also hope a volunteer will add all the new books into our system.
The Library has been honored by accreditation from the Association of Jewish Libraries.
The library is open whenever the building is open. Instructions are posted so that you can check out books when no volunteer is present. To volunteer contact Executive Director, Lisa Rothstein.
If you have a suggestion for a specific item or topic you would like us to add, please let us know.
The library has continued to grow through the support of individual donors. If you wish to sponsor a book in honor of or in memory of someone, please contact us.
Interested in reading a book to the K/1 Religious School class on Sundays? Contact Marci Barnes, Director of the Religious School.