Debbie Dehart
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  • Schoolcraft, MI
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Library Newsletter
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Does anyone else here put out a library newsletter?  What kinds of things do you put in it?  We started one last October, which has grown in scope quite a bit and I'm interested to know what others…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Elizabeth Speer Jan 25.

Just found this site!
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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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Jun 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How do I modernize a traditional church library?' in the group Michigan Church Librarians
"I confess I had to look it up but when I did - yes, I know where Jones is!  My son-in-law is from Edwardsburg. Our church is in Portage, just north of Schoolcraft. I'm vaguely familiar with Lapeer, in fact we drove by it yesterday - my…"
Jun 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How do I modernize a traditional church library?' in the group Michigan Church Librarians
"When I helped take over our church library, it had been there for almost that same length of time, and although there was a card catalog, it was no longer used.  The previous librarian used some kind of on-line system which we didn't like…"
Jun 11
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
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
Morlee Maynard commented on the blog post 'Book Clubs'
"Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!"
May 11
Debbie Dehart posted a blog post

Book Clubs

Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.Book ClubsMany people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others.  It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the same book; and while it is especially fun if you both loved the book, there is also something to be said for a conversation between two people who had opposite opinions!   Discussing the books we read helps us to think more deeply about them and to…See More
May 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'A Library in the Foyer - what do I need to consider?'
"We use librarything.com for our catalog.  It is a very inexpensive on-line catalog that is perfect for small collections.  I have a personal account (which I opened to test it) and one for our church library, which consists of about…"
May 11
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
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Michigan Church Librarians

Calling all church librarians in Michigan to join this group to share stories, prayer requests, and ideas!See More
Apr 21
Elizabeth Speer replied to the discussion 'Library Newsletter'
"May I have a copy, also? My email is library@southcrest.org. Thanks"
Jan 25
Deborah McDaniel replied to the discussion 'Library Newsletter'
"Paul, if you are still sharing your newsletter, I would like to see a copy.  My email address is debmcdaniel@att.net. Thanks so much!"
Jan 19
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"We solicit coupons from area businesses, both for our kids' program in the summer and for adult programs like this.  Ice cream stores like Ritter's and Culver's have been very helpful (not sure if those are just local…"
Dec 4, 2017
Lynn Beech commented on the blog post 'Winter Reading Challenge'
"This sounds fun! What kind of prizes or coupons did you give out? We are a very small library with an even smaller budget, so if we did something like this, it would have to be low cost."
Dec 4, 2017
Amy Ownbey replied to the discussion 'Library Newsletter'
"Please send me one, too! msreadalot@comcast.net"
Nov 16, 2017
Amy Ownbey replied to the discussion 'Library Newsletter'
"Oh, Please send me one. too!  msreadalot@comcast.net      Thanks!!"
Nov 16, 2017

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Book Clubs

Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.

Book Clubs

Many people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others.  It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the same book; and while it is especially fun if you both loved the book, there is also something to be said for…

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Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

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 — 7 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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