The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center has a very special collection of books, teacher resources, movies and music focused on themes of peace in literature and the arts for children. These materials are available through the Bluffton library catalog and can be checked out at the center. In addition, The Lion and Lamb features a visual art collection that includes children's book illustrations, fine art, sculptures and children's artwork.

Video book reviews with suggested activities. Click images to view video.

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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 children's books, and teacher resources on topics including, but not limited to, those listed below.

Resources may be borrowed for local circulation only through the Bluffton Musselman Library online catalog. Type a topic into the keyword search field, select "Bluffton Lion & Lamb" from the collection drop down option and click search.

  • Aging and elders
  • Arts
  • Different perspectives
  • Differently-abled
  • Diversity
  • Environment
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Historic peace church
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Interdependence
  • Death, loss and grief
  • Multi-culture perspectives
  • Multi-lingual literature
  • Nations and people
  • Peacemaking to address conflict, injustice, violence, inequality, oppression, intolerance and bullying
  • Poetry
  • Poverty and other concerns
  • Traditional literature and folk tales
  • Wordless picture books

For assistance with The Lion and Lamb materials or for any questions about The Lion and Lamb, contact Louise Matthews, Director. Call 419-358-3207 or email

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