Charles G. Reigner Reading Room
Mission, Events and History
The Charles G. Reigner Reading Room has tons of great resources for the educational
ministry of the Church. For those of you doing field work assignments
as seminarians or otherwise engaged in Christian education, the large
collection of Sunday school resources, audiovisual materials, electronic resources, and
teaching videos may be of special interest.
Sarita Ravinder, Christian Education and Congregational Liaison Librarian, plans
special events and teaching & learning
seminars for Princeton Seminary students, their families and the wider
The Reigner Reading Room (Reigner) opened in North Hall on the Tennent Campus of
Princeton Theological Seminary in 1953 and is now located in the Library on the second
floor, Room 2050.
Reigner is open to the public with staff on hand to help during regular posted hours. Anyone may browse
through the collection while in the library.
Students and graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary may borrow materials (check them
out for use outside the library) from the collection for free.
If you’re not associated with the Seminary and would like to borrow materials, you can
purchase basic borrowing privileges for an annual fee.
Please see Access and
Borrowing Policies for more information.
Reigner regularly acquires the newest and best materials for a wide range of age
groups, from preschool to senior adults. It maintains a diverse collection
of books, curricula, audiovisuals, and electronic resources (including CDs, CD-ROMs,
DVDs, audio cassettes, slide sets, videos, posters, pictures, and games) great for:
- youth ministry
- church year celebrations
- adult and youth Bible studies
- children's ministry
- multicultural education
- intergenerational programs
NOTE: Curriculum and juvenile books are located in Room 2050; the rest
of the Reigner collection is located in the open stacks on the second floor near the
Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS) curricula of all major
denominations and publishers are also included in the collection and available for
examination and browsing.
2016 VBS materials currently on display include:
Egypt, Cave Quest, Expedition Norway (Cross Culture VBS), and Pets Unleashed (Weekend
VBS) (Group Publishing); Surf Shack (Cokesbury); Deep Sea Discovery (Standard); and I've
Got Talent (UMI).
For both experienced and new church educators, the Reigner collection is an invaluable
resource for support as well as introduction to the newest materials. The library
continually updates its collection to fit the needs of the educational ministry of the
A free e-book from Growing in Grace & Gratitude, the new
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denominational children's curriculum, is available. Take a
look at the full curriculum in
the Reigner Reading Room.