Ann Lancaster
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • United States

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Go On or Give Up
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Right now I'm feeling very discouraged.  It was my hope to get our people involved with the library more if I promoted and celebrated National Church Library Month during the month of October.  I set…Continue

Tags: Library, Indifference, Circulation., of, Lack

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Sharln Chapman Nov 7, 2017.

Classification Number Help
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I am in the process of adding to our library, "The pursuit of God," by A. W. Tozer.  I have checked several resources, including the LOC which didn't give a Dewey number.  At all the other places, no…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Buford Carter Oct 5, 2017.

Appropriateness of Movie for Church Library
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I just watch a movie called, "The Zookeeper's Wife," and was much moved by it and would like to share it with others.  However, since there is no reference to God, faith, or anything spiritual, it is…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Ann Lancaster Sep 12, 2017.

Looking for a DD number
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The book I'm trying to catalog is "The Archko Volume, or the Archeological Writings of the Sanhedrim & Talmuds of the Jews," translated by Drs. McIntosh and Twyman.  This is a collection of…Continue

Tags: Subject, Headings, Number, Decimal, Dewey

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Ann Lancaster Dec 2, 2016.


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Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Concourse Atrium Program'
"We have a small church so we don't use it.  Instead we use LibraryThing and love it."
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Library staff problem'
"My suggestion is to talk to the chairman about your concerns in a non-critical way and ask if there is anything that is keeping her from doing her duties.  Perhaps she has lost interest or doesn't know how to fit in, or some other personal…"
Jul 2
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Suggestions how to store and circulate DVD's ?'
"At our library the physical DVDs are stored in the case they come in, with a check-out card and pocket on the back, plus a date due slip. and stored in the library.  The check-out card, pocket, and date due slip are made specifically for…"
May 16
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Direction please!'
"Mechelle, this is a website I use sometimes: However, even if you don't use DD numbers, if you check in the Library of Congress, their…"
Apr 17
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"Linda, thank you for posting these questions.  I struggle with these same issues and would appreciate knowing what is the appropriate way to catalog books like these.  I'm wondering is there is a publication that explains it. …"
Mar 29
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Paid Church Librarians'
"Sharin, the librarian position at our church has never been a paid position.  I have been the librarian for 12 years now, love it, and count it as my ministry for God to the church."
Mar 11
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Whoops - typing error.  God and the Holy Spirit should be 231."
Mar 3
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"I use the Dewey Decimal System and find it very easy to classify books.  Besides having the DD classification number on the spines of the books, I also place shelf labels showing the root classification number and the topic header, such as…"
Mar 2
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'policies for Overdue MaterialS'
"I'm so sorry you are having such difficulty with overdue materials.  Here is what I did and now rarely are there overdue materials. We allow each person to have 3 books out at a time for one month, and 2 DVD's for one week.  For…"
Feb 9
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Books that Save Souls??? Bring People to a Saving Knowledge of Grace?'
"Most definitely yes, Morlee."
Feb 8
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Programs Ideas'
"Here are a few things that I did last year.    READ A BOOK CONTEST    October 1 - October 26 This contest is for all ages.  For each church library book you read, you will earn an entry in the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. …"
Jan 1
Sharln Chapman replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"Please, please don't give up. I've been working in our library for three years now.  I am starting to see the fruits of my labor now. What has worked for me is to heavily promote the library to the children and families in our church.…"
Nov 7, 2017
Susan Glynn Mule' replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"I say keep trying.  I think many of us are struggling.  One of my issues is that our library is not in the Church itself and not open on Sundays so it makes it harder to get the word out that it is  here.  What I decided to do is…"
Nov 7, 2017
Debbie replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"I agree with the others, don't give up. I come here regularly to get library promotion ideas, but our library is mostly neglected. We have less than 10 patrons that come in on a regular basis. Our budget is $500. They are mostly checking out…"
Nov 6, 2017
Dee Ann Hoff left a comment for Ann Lancaster
"Haven't been on this site much recently. Too busy with the summer conference. Finally getting caught up. Sounds like you're struggling like we all are. But, keep up the good work."
Nov 2, 2017
Dee Ann Hoff replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"Hi Ann, This sounds so familiar. Many of our libraries suffer from the same malady. One idea I tried years ago was to take a stack of books to each committee meeting in the church with the books being on subjects that might be of help to them in…"
Nov 2, 2017

Blogging for Books

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You're invited to "check out" my blog where you'll find book reviews, inspirational bits, cardmaking, and scrapbooking.  I do unbiased book reviews to receive free books for our church library.

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Journey to the Cross

Our first Journey to the Cross was in 2012.  We are getting ready for our third year now and the thought came to me that some of you might be interested in doing this yourself on Good Friday.  I've posted pictures of the stations in the photos section so you can get an idea of how we set them up.  It's an interactive walk along the path that Jesus walked during His last days on earth.  I'd be willing to share our guide book that gives full descriptions of what each station represents, how…


Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:21pm

Book review posted on "A River to Cross," by Yvonne Harris.


Check it out at my blog:

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 12:58pm

What is the "blessing" and why is it important?


I just finished reading a book titled, "The Blessing," by John Trent and Gary Smalley.  Also, just added it to our church library.  If you'd be interested in reading my book review, just click on the link below and it will take you to my blog post:…


Posted on July 5, 2011 at 5:47pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:17pm on November 2, 2017, Dee Ann Hoff said…

Haven't been on this site much recently. Too busy with the summer conference. Finally getting caught up. Sounds like you're struggling like we all are. But, keep up the good work.

At 7:32pm on June 29, 2013, Paul T. Jackson said…

I don't know what happened, but I'm just now seeing these comments from last year.

   Continuing on...I'm on my way to a BBQ for our successful VBS.

At 3:07pm on April 4, 2013, Jeannie Hart said…

Hi Ann,


  I have seen Abel's Field and thought it was very good. Also liked the movie "What if..." that Kevin Sorbo is also in. "A Christmas Snow" is good, family film. Two other movies I like are "Clancy" and "The Perfect Gift, which I think is outstanding. There are several Christmas movies that are really good. "The Christmas Card" and the Mrs. Miracle movies which are Hallmark are good family movies. Hope this helps. 

At 8:55pm on July 15, 2012, Ann Pool said…

Thanks Ann! It was very nice meeting you this weekend. Hope you are all rested now from the conference. So many good ideas to think about!

At 8:54am on June 3, 2011, Susan Lenski said…
Thanks for your welcome. I in charge of revamping our church library which has fallen into disuse. I am really excited about this network and getting ideas from the group.


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