Sarah Bowen
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I'm afraid my church's young adults (high school age primarily) are slipping through the cracks between the "children's library" and the "adult media center"! Anyone have suggestions for good…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Lynda Harrington May 18, 2011.

 

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Mar 5, 2012
Sarah Bowen replied to the discussion 'Library Name'
"At my church, the library is "The Library". It was formerly, officially, "The Virgil and Marjorie Watkins Adult Media Center", named after a longtime librarian who had served faithfully for many years but by the…"
Aug 17, 2011
Sarah Bowen replied to the discussion 'Devotional books for young women (college age)'
"Amy Carmichael's devotionals are wonderful (Edges of His Ways, Whispers of His Power, etc.), and while not specifically aimed at college girls they would be a blessing to any young woman who wants to grow spiritually. Also, around that age…"
Jun 23, 2011
Lynda Harrington replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Sometimes you can't get the current teens and it takes building that group from elementary school.  Summer reading programs are the best for enticing them.  Dandi Daley Mackall has written some excellent youth books for middle school…"
May 18, 2011
Phyllis Wendorf replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"We moved the YA books out of the library and into the youth room.  We know they are being looked at as we find them all over the room and some go missing for awhile.  We had 2 youth on our committee and they would suggest books which was a…"
May 18, 2011
Carol Roeder replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"What about the left behind books for young people?"
May 17, 2011
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Thanks Jenn. I'll be in touch. Janet."
May 14, 2011
Jenn Burwell replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Take your time, Janet!  I understand. My gram had Alzheimer's though not dementia.  Please take care of her and I will be waiting patiently for your reply upon your return.   My prayers for both of you. Jenn"
May 14, 2011
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Dear Jenn, Thanks for responding to my email. May I get back to you later about names and authors of the books for young people? My mother has dementia. My sister & I take turns staying with her. I will be with her for the next 2…"
May 13, 2011
Jenn Burwell replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Ditto for tweens!"
May 12, 2011
Jenn Burwell replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"Am I missing the boat?  I haven't found good fiction for teens out there.  Please post some titles to get things started.  Thank you!"
May 12, 2011
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'YA books'
"I know exactly how you feel. There is a lot of good fiction out there for that age group but how do you get them to come into the library, that is our problem."
May 11, 2011
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YA books

I'm afraid my church's young adults (high school age primarily) are slipping through the cracks between the "children's library" and the "adult media center"! Anyone have suggestions for good books/resources for this age group? I'm especially interested in fiction...Sarah BowenSee More
May 11, 2011
Sarah Bowen replied to the discussion 'New Series by Tracey Bateman'
"I've read both, and agree that I would not put them in my church library! Somehow I missed the fact that they were about vampires until I was about halfway through the first book; after that I started reading more carefully, and was actually…"
May 10, 2011
Sarah Bowen commented on the group 'Young Librarians'
"I'm 29, and have been running my church's library for 7-8 years; it started when I was asked to put "a few new books" into the computer system, and snowballed from there until suddenly I was in charge. My family had recently come…"
Apr 12, 2011
Sarah Bowen replied to the discussion 'Tribute to Older Womedn'
"How about featuring books with older women as central characters? Some widely varying suggestions: [FICTION] Elizabeth Goudge's A Bird in the Tree, Pigrim's Inn, and The Heart of the Family (trilogy) and At The Scent of…"
Apr 5, 2011

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Several years ago I wrote a book called "A Light From The Shadows: The Glory of God in the Lord of the Rings", in which I basically tried to answer the questions of the many friends who came to me because they knew of my love for Tolkien's fantasy trilogy. Within his epic story, Tolkien deals biblically with numerous themes, including fantasy, magic, and wizardry; truth, goodness, and beauty; war and gender roles; friendship and romance; and more! My book is something of a Scriptural "guided…

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At 10:16am on March 21, 2011, Morlee Maynard said…
Great to be your friend!!
At 12:24pm on April 28, 2010, Morlee Maynard said…
Sarah! Welcome to the CLN!!
 
 
 

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