The Allen Memorial Library
and Media Center

About the Library

In 2019, the Allen Memorial Library and Media Center celebrated 80 years of providing quality reading selections and media resources for church members and the local Decatur community.

The library and media center contains over 15,323 cataloged items, including: Periodicals, sermon recordings, books, audiobooks, globes/maps, global artifacts, A/V equipment, movies, puppets, toys, Bibles, FBCD history resources, bibliographies, online reference, community computer use, maps, reading programs, ESOL materials, and much more!


NEW TO THE library?

You don’t have to be a church member to use the library or media center. It’s open to the public! Come in and get acquainted with the collection.

Library membership is FREE (with an initial limit of two items per three-week checkout). Children need a parent’s permission to check out items and are welcome to enjoy the library and its collection of children’s resources.

books for ADULTS  

We have books about our world, the latest fiction bestsellers, non-fiction texts to help with Sunday School study, self-help books, history, biography, periodicals, large-print books, audio-books, and computers to look stuff up. Books we can’t use in our collection, we offer for sale.

books for CHILDREN and youth

We’re your children’s source for the latest award-winners! Our volunteer staff includes people who know children’s books and recommend top fiction and non- fiction titles to put in our collection (pre-K—Young Adult). 


The Library is an information source and cheerleader for book festivals (Decatur Book Festival) and author talks (Georgia Center for the Book, Conversations, local bookstores). We post calendars for  community book sales, book recommendations, interesting websites — all things BOOK.



8:30am 10:15am
9:30am - 12:00pm
1:30 - 5:00pm
4:00pm -7:30pm
9:30 - 12:00pm
9:30am - 12:00pm

Hours change periodically and around holidays; check the door for notice of any changes.

contact us

404.373.1653 extension 2229
Leave a message on the answering machine if we’re not in when you call.

Feel free to call to renew a book, or to see if we have an item in the collection. 

Use our phone number and extension, any time of day. 


Have Questions About the Library?

Give us a call at 404.373.1653 extension 2229 or send us an email at: 

BETH’S BOOKS | April 2019

The following are new books that have been added to the library this month:


People Don't Bite People by Lisa Wheeler. Fun look at why children should use their teeth for biting food, not friends or relatives.


Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty.  A magical story set in Asheville, N.C. by an Asheville native. The series (three so far) was donated by Linda and Freddy Bailey who have given the library so many wonderful books over the years.


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  A National Book Award Winner that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Donated by our own Bill Neal.


The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels by Thomas Cahill. One of the books on the reading list compiled by David Jordan for those considering going on the Holy Land trip next year.

Come check them out, friends!