"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…"
"Ann, we add many movies to our collection that are not strictly faith based but they must not contain unacceptable language, sex, or other inappropriate material. We want these type of movies to be educational and/or family oriented. We have…"
"Debbie, we put out a library newsletter ten times per year. We email it to all those on the active church mailing list plus put it out in the library. We get a great response to it. We actually get too good of a response because everyone wants the…"
"The Lord has blessed me with a full time job since 1989 as church library director. I have the luxury of being in a very large church that makes this possible. There is also one other full time staff member and a part-time staff member along with…"
"Oh my!!! If it is any consolation you are not alone in this problem. We have similar difficulties all the time. These patrons know exactly what they are doing and apparently have no conscience about it. Quite simply it is theft and…"
"My struggle is not what to do with the old VHS tapes but how to replace them. Many of them are still relevant and would be used if on DVD. It is too costly to replace all of them immediately so should we dispose of them anyway? Eventually we…"