Welcome! This library has been a labor of love for many people over years, from its start as part of the Open Hearth Foundation in Washington, DC. It was formed initially by books donated to create a resource for local pagans and those who follow or are interested in earth-centered spirituality. After the OHF closed, the library was eventually donated to the Frederick Covenant of Universalist Unitarian PaganS (CUUPS). Over 3,000 books, tarot decks, magazines and other items were transferred to the Universalist Unitarian Congregations of Frederick in August of 2017.
Since then, volunteers have worked to organize the library and incorporate additional materials donated to the library that are in keeping with the six sources of Universalist Unitarianism, expanding it beyond its roots as a resource for pagans.
The UUCF Margot Adler Library official opening was Saturday, September 18th. The library is physically located in rooms 124 and 125. For biographical information about Margot Adler, you can go here.
On-line Card Catalog
The contents of the library may be browsed via the web from its on-line card catalog. The catalog is stored using a software tool called “Library Thing”.
The catalog is at www.librarything.com/catalog/UUCFLibrary.
Members and friends of the Congregation, as well as members and regular attendees of Frederick CUUPS, may make use of the library. There are check-out slips in each room to fill out when borrowing a book. These cards contain necessary information for our library volunteers to be able to update the online catalog and also help us know where materials are at any point in time. We require your legal name, a valid phone number and email address where we can reach you but that’s all that’s needed! Library policy is that no more than one book at a time be taken out, and lending periods are for one month.
Magazines are readable in-building only. Tarot will be accessible to look at and try out during full moon labyrinth walks.
We do ask that if you remove anything from where it is shelved to please return them to the re-shelving area (the same as the book return shelf) in either room.
This library was born and continues to exists because of the contributions of volunteers. They installed the bookcases, loaded the shelves, inventoried the content, and loaded the on-line card catalog. They continue to make this unique collection accessible to the congregation and members of Frederick CUUPS via regular maintenance, updating the catalog, and other activities.
We currently have an established crew of volunteers who handle maintaining the catalog, shelving, sorting and anything else that is needed to maintain the library.
Who to Contact
All questions relating to the library can be directed via e-mail to the Head Librarian at UUCFLibrary@gmail.com or the UUCF office at firstname.lastname@example.org.