The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center is a unique collection of 3000+ picture books focused on themes of peace, as well as resources for teachers.  Books are available for local circulation with a current Bluffton ID card.


Everyone is welcome to browse and use books and other materials when visiting the center. Anyone with a current Bluffton ID (students, faculty, staff alumni and community patrons) may check out items.  An indoor drop box is provided for your convenience when the center is closed.

For further access to resources and ideas for lesson and program planning, consult The Lion and Lamb bibliographies below.


The Lion and Lamb peace collection includes fiction and nonfiction picture books and teacher resources on topics including, but not limited to, those listed below.


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  • Abilities and disabilities
  • Aging
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Arts
  • Creation care
  • Different perspectives
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Interdependence
  • Death, loss and grief
  • Multicultural perspectives
  • Multilingual literature
  • Nations and people
  • Peacemaking
  • Poetry
  • Poverty
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Traditional literature and folk tales
  • Wordless picture books