Debbie Dehart
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  • Schoolcraft, MI
  • United States
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Hello, my fellow-church-librarians!  I had surgery a few days ago and have been taking advantage of this bed-ridden time to find some library-related sites on-line, and came across this one.  I'm…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Dehart Apr 12, 2014.

 

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Jolene Murphy commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"This is great! Thanks fir sharing it!"
Oct 20, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Re Labeling (Classifying) the AV Section.'
"We just use DVD and CD, with the following qualifiers: for DVD's which are not movies but are educational or instructional in nature, we use INS DVD. For CD's which are non-fiction books, we NONF CD. For any DVD's or CD's which…"
Oct 4, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Adult coloring books'
"We have one which is in a ziploc bag along with a box of colored pencils. We circulate it for folks to color and initial a page, kind of as a sort of community art project. My local public library does this - it's where I got the idea. Not too…"
Oct 4, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to catalog Bible audio books'
"I would do as you've described - separate them.  Yes, it's a lot of work, but I think it would be worth it.  And that way, more than one person could be using it at a time."
May 12, 2016
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"Oh sure, I think you could do this during the summer too! We do a different, far more involved program then, that involves anyone ages 3 and up - but if you don't have something else, you could make this work. You could easily expand it to…"
May 2, 2016
Janet Estridge commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"What a wonderful idea for both adult and children readers.  I wonder if this would work during the summer also? . "
May 2, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Classifying - which part of last name to use'
"We do the same thing as Sandra said - use TEN and VON."
Mar 23, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Call Number Conversions?'
"I second this.  We are using LibraryThing for our church library as well and overall, I've been very happy with it.  There are times, though, when I don't agree with their number and I catalog items according to where I think…"
Mar 18, 2016
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"That's a great idea! I like it. Thanks for sharing!"
Feb 4, 2016
Eva Nell Hunter commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"With such busy schedules for children during the summer, I think the adult reading program is a winner.  We have had  "Book a month" reading program for adults with a requirement of at least one book a month.  Of course some…"
Feb 4, 2016
Debbie Dehart posted a blog post

Winter Reading Challenge

At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We will give out coupons for signing up and for every book they read, and if we have some real over-achievers, we'll decide towards the end of February what kinds of other prizes we'll give out.Here are our 16 categories...A biography about someone you…See More
Jan 25, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Best Sellers in Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction'
"Yes, I would agree with this also.  Newbery winners from 30+ years ago are much safer when it comes to a church library!  And also, as Bev said below, don't automatically add the subsequent books in a series just because the first one…"
Jan 16, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion '"Worldly" Christian novels????'
"I understand your frustration.  My librarian friend and I have had the same problem in finding books for our church library.  Here are a few suggestions: The Anomaly series by Krista McGee (dystopian, with a Christian…"
Jan 12, 2016
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Just starting a very small library'
"You said most of your books were donated. Are they any good? Do you have both fiction and non-fiction? Anything for children? Is your library easy to see or find? Ours is right in the main area near the sanctuary and that is a huge help. If yours is…"
Sep 30, 2015
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Desperate need of help - book selection'
"Fiction is the most-used area in our library, as well...in the adult section, anyway.  Our kids' area gets quite a bit of traffic also. We have quite a variety of books in our fiction section, and no one person in the church would like or…"
Sep 23, 2015
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Desperate need of help - book selection'
"I have to admit that sounds terribly controlling to me. That said, here is what we do. I work with a friend, in our library. She does the buying (altough I sometimes suggest books to her) and I catalog. We couldn't begin to read everything we…"
Aug 24, 2015

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Winter Reading Challenge

At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We will give out coupons for signing up and for every book they read, and if we have some real over-achievers, we'll decide towards the end of February what kinds of other prizes we'll give out.

Here are our 16 categories...



A…

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 4:26pm — 5 Comments

Summer Reading Update

Our Summer Reading program has come to an end and I thought I'd give you an update on how it went.

Overall, we were very happy with how it went.  Not all of the 75 people who signed up actually participated, but this was probably a good thing, as we were VERY busy and I can barely imagine what it would have been like if they had all been doing it.  Here are some things that happened:

1. Our circulation more than doubled during the program.  We used to have about 200…

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Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am

Summer Reading Program at our church



We developed a summer reading program we're calling Berean's (name of our church) Book Bingo.

We have three groups - Beginner (3-gr. 2), Intermediate (gr. 3-6) and Teen (gr. 6-12).  I made a different Bingo card for each group; the first two have 25 squares and the Teen card has 20.  In each square three there is a  different genre or category of book, for example for the Beginner one it includes, among others, Animal story, Bible story, Easy Reader, Author A-D,  etc. The others…

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Posted on May 23, 2015 at 7:36pm — 7 Comments

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