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Ellen Perkins Memorial Library

The Library (LARC) is open with a qualified librarian for assistance:

  • Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon

The schedule is also posted on the LARC door.

Location:  Main hallway on the 2nd floor of the Ministry Center.

Available Resources

  • Commentaries on the current sermon series and classes
  • Books, CDs, and DVDs
  • Reading recommendations from pastors
  • Baptism classes
  • Marriage and relationships
  • Parenting
  • Small Groups
  • Stephen Ministry
  • John Calvin Collection
  • Pastor Horace C. "Luke" Lukens

Direct link to the LARC Homepage

Points of contact:

Head Librarian: Ginger Sparber
703-938-9050, ext. 148

LARC Management Team Chair: George L. Marling

Visit the children's library page - "THE F.R.O.G. Pond"

Purpose Statement

Ellen Perkins
Ellen Perkins

The Ellen Perkins Memorial Library and Adult Resource Center (LARC) serves and supports the Call-Equip-Send missions of Vienna Presbyterian Church by developing and promoting the use of information resources for the spiritual growth of the members and friends of the congregation through research and education.


  • Automated catalog and electronic circulation (check-out/check-in) system
  • Audio books, CDs, DVDs for circulation
  • Books in reference collections for research
  • Public computer with access to the Internet for research on religious topics
  • Gently used books available for purchase

History of Ellen Perkins and the Library

In recognition of the life and service of Mary Ellen Park Perkins
September 9, 1925 to April 13, 2002

The dedication service held April 15, 2007, recognized the naming of the VPC Library and Adult Resource Center for Ellen Perkins, whose estate contributed a generous bequest to VPC to establish the library as a resource to the educational programs that she supported during her lifetime.  This is a worthy testimonial to the legacy of Ellen Perkins in fulfilling her wishes for the memorial.

Ellen's Involvement in VPC

During her long years of membership and service in VPC, Ellen was also active in many ways:

  • Founder of the Deacons Bookstall, a predecessor to the Adult Ministries Bookstall and the current book store
  • Teacher in the children's Sunday school
  • Member of the Deacons Board
  • Member of Presbyterian Women in Circle 7 - particularly active in organizing the kitchen area
  • Participant in SWATT (Seniors with Available Time and Talents)
  • Participant in the VPC exercise classes

For more information contact George Marling at 703-281-2025 or

Ellen Perkins Family at the Dedication of the Library
Ellen Perkins Family at the Dedication of the Library