What are you reading and hearing about the importance of relationships in our churches and synagogues? Seems like that is a no-brainer question due to our COVID situation. But does “no-brainer” mean we should accept the obvious as well? Right now kid
My company, Kraken Books, Ltd., published a children's book by a NFL player. Dalton Risner is an outspoken Christian who plays guard for the Denver Broncos. This illustrated 32-page easy read book is centered around Dalton's faith. Included are Dalto
Here are some photos of the tri-folds I mentioned in the conversation about classification. We have several more of different genres each in a different color and some authors that are prolific have their own There were a couple reasons behind maki
With heavy hearts, we embrace the passing of our leader, author, and friend, Maxine Bersch-Lovern. She passed away last Sunday afternoon, September 13 at the age of 101. The family will have a graveside service Monday, September 21 in Richmond, VA. A
We have never done an inventory in our library and are approaching 6800 in our ascension numbers. But, we do not have a scanner! Does anyone have a scanner we could borrow, or even purchase if you are not using it?
Hello! We have 3+ boxes of duplicate books that are available. I will be willing to travel about 50 miles from Mobile, AL to deliver. I do not have a list yet. We have a lot of different genres available. Please let me know if you are interested. My
LifeWay.com has a great coupon if you dig for it. Select: Ministry Resource - Women's Ministries - Catalog. Flip through the catalog to Page 56. A whopping 50% off one regularly priced item (not sale priced). Use code LWWOMEN50 at check-out. Good thr
Ken Satterfield just contributed an update of an article he wrote a few years ago for the CLN. His article is a great launch for a conversation about the future of church libraries in Collection Development. From your experiences now and in the past
Do any of you write a newsletter or include information in your bulletin to promote books and other media in the library? If so, do you find it to be successful? I would love to see examples of what you do.
As a former Special librarian and retired now for about 22 years and still going, I've helped many libraries start-up or reorganize; Corporate, Public, Academic, State Prison, Churches, and Rare auto collection and an auto museum.
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FYI, check out Masonboro Baptist Church (in Wilmington, NC) website, Facebook or YouTube to see our Children’s Ministries Director Tracy Brewer feature our Library & read a book virtually last week. I think she did it on Zoom but
Has anyone bought tablets that could be checked out? We have several who have a hard time reading either because of their eyes or holding a book so I was considering buying a couple. How did you handle them
Did you take pictures of your Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and other holiday displays? We would love to see your ideas!! Click here to post your pictures or you can post pictures in a comment.
On my journal of our transition we are making in my church with our Enrichment Center, I just posted about our launch of a Topic of the Month Strategy. Click here.
Are you doing a Topic of the Month approach of some kind? If so, please share your
Every November our church has an International Mission emphasis week. Our WMU and children’s mission groups lead the church in learning about missionaries in certain areas around the world. Our library staff decided this year we would not only supp
We do a summer reading program each year, and also usually an adult reading challenge for adults during the winter months. It's usually 7 weeks or so, with the goal to read as many of the 16 genres we put on a bookmark as possible and we give prizes
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