Ann Lancaster
  • Wenatchee, WA
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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.

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.

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.

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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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
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
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
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
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
Paul Adams replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"I understand your frustration. Just keep on keeping on. Constant promotion will pay off, but no matter what you do some people will just not use the library. I see so many people passing by our library on Sundays who never even set foot in here to…"
Nov 1
Deborah Harrell replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"Our church has a cafe right beside our library, so adding a coffee service would not work for us.  Because of the pre-school program at our church, our circulation is much higher than yours (class can check out for use in the classroom...but…"
Oct 30
Wynanda Polman replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"I say hang in there for a while yet. Your key sentence is you have two pastors who want you to continue because they seemingly value you and your "good library". The most important words in that sentence are "when needed". I…"
Oct 27
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Go On or Give Up'
"Ann, be encouraged. You are not alone. From my observation, church library ministry is not the only ministry in our churches that are struggling. As you have seen on the CLN, churches are rethinking their ministries including their libraries. Have…"
Oct 27
Ann Lancaster posted a discussion

Go On or Give Up

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 up a book reading challenge, to read a book and enter the drawing for each book read.  The drawing is to be this coming Sunday.  So far I've had only three people enter the drawing, with each of them entering a couple of times.  I also had a shelf reading volunteer day during one week and a…See More
Oct 26
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Classification Help (Kingsbury)'
"Buford, here is something else I found. Published by LifeWay Press® ©2015 by Karen Kingsbury The Friends of Jesus ©2015 by Karen Kingsbury. Published by Howard Books; A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Brentwood, Tennessee…"
Oct 22
Buford Carter replied to the discussion 'Classification Number Help'
"You mentioned that the LOC didn't give a Dewey number for the Tozer book. Here is a short lesson on squeezing stuff from the LOC.   Go to the catalog (catalog.loc.gov) search the catalog for your item.  Click on Marc (at the…"
Oct 5
Lynda Morrison replied to the discussion 'Classification Number Help'
"Agreed, Eva! Appreciate your wisdom..."
Sep 30
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Library Newsletter'
"Wanda, I just finished up third quarter newsletter.  Although I don't email them to the church family, I can email you the four pages, if you like."
Sep 25
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'October is Church Library Month'
"I understand about being a one-man show.  I have been since I took it over in 2006.   If I hold special work days then I get a few volunteers.  Otherwise it is just me.  I'm glad I was able to give you a few ideas.  I…"
Sep 16

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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…

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:21pm

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

 

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http://anniesinklings.blogspot.com/

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:…

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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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