Christian Science Church
Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am
Wednesday Testimony Meeting 7:30pm
Reading Room 17 LaSalle Street
Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm Monday-Saturday 9 am - Noon
The Elsah Christian Science Reading Room is a combination book store, library and study room where you can learn more about spiritual healing. Come in and explore research materials on the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. You can read the Christian Science magazines as well as the daily international award-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. All of these resources, as well as a number of other audiovisual and print publications on the healing message of Christian Science are available.
Building History: In the spring of 1931 Jake and Albert Spatz, who ran the grocery store in the large frame building across the street, planned to build a corrugated iron filling station on the site now occupied by the Reading Room. At that time Principia College was being constructed on the hill just east of the village, and the brothers hoped to serve an expected increase in traffic. In 1986, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Elsah, leased the Maybeck Gallery and finished it into a Reading Room.