Christian Formation Resources (Reigner)
The Reigner Reading Room
"Bethlehem Star" An Advent Celebration
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00
Princeton Seminary students, staff, faculty and their families are invited to the Reigner
Reading Room (Library, Room 2050) for an advent craft and story from 10 a.m. until noon.
Pre-registration preferred by November 29, 2014. To reserve your seat, call 497.7915 or
497.7916, or email Sarita Ravinder, Christian Education and Congregational Liaison
Librarian. Students, faculty and staff may also register via Facebook.
Mission and History
The Christian Formation Library, or Reigner Reading Room, holds a fine collection of
materials for the practice and understanding of the educational ministry of the Church
and is designed to provide a wide and current range of Christian formation resources.
Special curriculum events and teaching and learning seminars are planned periodically
for the benefit of the community. The Reigner Reading Room opened in North Hall on the
Tennent Campus in 1953, moved to Speer Library in 2004, was temporarily in Luce Library,
and is now located on the second floor of the new library in Room 2050.
The Reigner Reading Room 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) suitable for a broad range of age
groups, from preschool to senior adults. It also regularly acquires the newest and best
materials for youth ministry, worship, church year celebrations, adult and youth Bible
studies, children's ministry, multicultural education, and intergenerational programs.
Its large collection of audiovisual materials, electronic resources, and teaching videos
will be of special interest to students engaged in field work.
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. 2014 VBS materials are currently on display. Group
Publishing has 3 new VBS titles: Weird Animals, Wilderness Escape, and Blast Off.
Additional titles: Workshop of Wonders (Cokesbury), Praise Break (Abingdon Press),
Jungle Safari (Standard), Son Treasure Island (Gospel Light Publishing).
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
More information about Reigner holdings is available through FindIt! – the PTS Library Catalog.
Open to the Public
Reigner is located on the second floor of the new library in Room 2050. Staff are
available to assist patrons during regular posted
hours.The Christian Education and Congregational Liaison Librarian, Sarita
Ravinder, may be reached by phone at 609.497.7916 or via email.
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 microform
Reigner Reading Room is open not only to the Seminary community, but also to the public.
Anyone may examine and browse through the resources (without borrowing them – i.e.,
taking them out of the library) to plan educational programs for the year.
Borrowing privileges, which are necessary for taking materials out of the library, are
free to students and graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary.
For an annual fee, individuals not associated with the Seminary may purchase basic
borrowing privileges. Basic fee paid privileges are $50 per year and allow for up to
twenty books to be borrowed at any given time. Enhanced fee paid privileges are $250 per
year and allow for up to fifty books to be borrowed at any given time. Borrowing
privileges for those not associated with PTS must be renewed annually.
Please see Access and Borrowing Policies for more