Amanda
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  • Monroe, WI
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Reading Programs...?
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Hello all!I have to set up reading programs for the summer and am looking for help. Below is what I have come up with, but I need some fine tuning and of course any other suggestions are appreciated…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Dehart May 23.

Reorganizing Classification
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Hello again,I had asked about this before and decided that I am going to do a topic classification, no numbers at all.With that said I am having a bit of trouble on figuring out my topics...so far I…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Mar 8.

ebooks
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This question was last posed several years ago. Things have potentially changed, I am wondering what people use now? The cost for a small (~350 person) congregation?Thanks for any helpContinue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Paul Adams Jan 30.

Library organization
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Hello party people ;) I am wondering about how you organize your libraries? Do you use the dewey decimal system only or some other way? I am wondering because if I sort, for example, the different…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Feb 3.

 

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Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Reading Programs...?'
"That is very interesting and I am amazed that you typed it all on your phone!!! I like that the pastor in question has a group of kids, and I love that several of your pastors participate! What a cool idea.  Thanks for sharing!"
May 23
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Reading Programs...?'
"So through the years we’ve tried different things to track reading. We’ve learned that no matter how you track it the little kids (rising K-rising 2nd) can’t compete with 3-5th graders. So we separate the two age groups for…"
May 23
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Reading Programs...?'
"Ok, this is fascinating to me.  How many kids (and is it just kids?) does this include? (3? 6? 9?) and how many pastors/staff to divide them between?  Is it awkward for any of the kids or adults?  How big is your church?…"
May 23
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Reading Programs...?'
"For the past few years our "prizes" have been experiences with the ministers and staff. The top three readers in each age group gets the opportunity to do something special with a member of the ministerial staff. For…"
May 23
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Reading Programs...?'
"We have done a number of reading programs for our library.  For adults, we have done a reading challenge where they receive a bookmark with 16 different categories/genres of books on them, and a period of time- generally six weeks - in which to…"
May 11
Amanda posted a discussion

Reading Programs...?

Hello all!I have to set up reading programs for the summer and am looking for help. Below is what I have come up with, but I need some fine tuning and of course any other suggestions are appreciated as well.o   Summer reading list with a prize for a completed list. Each month there would be a list of books to read (five books? Or book amount/age level? And prize for completion)o   A reading program, similar to Book It!, with a reward attached to the number of books read (probably a school…See More
May 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Paid Church Librarians'
"Not"
Mar 30
Amanda replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"How do you categorize your nonfiction? I like how you are categorizing the adult fiction though, I think I'll borrow some of that idea for mine. Thanks for sharing :)"
Mar 30
Amanda replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"They have some transgender books that are award winners now, so make sure you look up what the book is about before you buy and stock"
Mar 30
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Did I cause confusion? The topics that I posted in the first post is based off of Dewey Decimal System as I understand it. I THOUGHT I was being helpful to go along with the original poster's pattern. Maybe not? I apologize if I stirred about…"
Mar 8
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks, I'll check it out."
Mar 7
Carolyn J. Walker replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"I agree with Eva Nell.  Dewey has done all the work for you.  I think in time you will wish you had used Dewey.  You can help your congregation with shelf labels with topics like Easter, etc.  Your computer will help your…"
Mar 7
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"You might consider the resource A Classification System for Church Libraries? Many librarians use this tool to help make Dewey work for church librarians. That may give you the topics you are looking for as well. "
Mar 4
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Whoops - typing error.  God and the Holy Spirit should be 231."
Mar 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks for that, I like that idea :D"
Mar 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks for the prayer :) The previous librarian had made up a system that was a mix of dewey and something else, so I have to redo everything anyway, which is partly why I am doing it. The second part is when I looked up dewey I couldn't find…"
Mar 3

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