"We also have many people who check out items and refuse to return them. After the items are a week overdue we mail a notice. We wait a week and mail another notice. We wait another week and mail a third notice. We wait a week and then call them and…"
"We subscribe to Overdrive which carries the books of almost every Christian publisher. It is very popular in our library. The only problem is the cost. We pay $2000 per year for the service and have to buy at least $2000 worth of books. It…"
"Demco has a large variety of CD and DVD cases. Just a matter of picking out what best fits your needs. As for their archival quality I'm not sure. If they are opened and closed a lot many of them will eventually crack on the spine. I…"
"When we started a few years back we had to pay $2000 per year for the service and $2000 per year for books. You have to guarantee you will buy $2000 worth of books each year by paying in advance. We are still paying those same fees now. Don't…"
"We buy cases from Demco that will accommodate the number of DVD's, CD's etc. Large accompanying student and teacher guides are kept under the check out counter. The cases indicate to the patron that these materials are available if…"
"We use Overdrive at our church library. We love it. They carry books from most every Christian publisher. The only problem is that it is very expensive for small church libraries. You could put together a consortium of several church libraries to…"
"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…"
"We have a wonderful cassette tape collection that is virtually untouched now. A lot of great books on tape and fiction too. Then there are tapes of most all our church services from the 1970's thru the 90's.…"
A small town gives you a great advantage in promotion. You can reach most everybody in your local newspaper and The Roundup.
For the open house in addition to refreshments I would display the most recent and popular titles and be ready with…"