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 grown in our library ministry from 8 women to 12 this year! We now have 4 teams of two library assistants each to run our library on Sunday mornings, (one team for each week of the month) plus a team of 2 for the 5th Sunday every third month.
I just recently discovered T. L. Higley. When I went to her web site, I found that she has some interesting offers. Go to http://tracyhigley.com/ , then to "connect" and then click on "Great Book giveaway".
We have recently discovered that many of our "JF" books are in the Accelerated Reader Program in the elementary schools. We are promoting this with our church family which will help increase circulation in addition to giving the public school childr
A long-time friend of mine from my seminary days has just published an excellent new Bible study tool, Jeanette Ford. As the title indicates, Jeanette is an archivist who served with the National Archives in the 1970s and 80s. This new tool arranges
One of our heroes in church library ministry has written a devotional book--Keith Mee. Sometimes we don't consider devotional books for our libraries but I encourage you to consider this one. Keith has done an excellent job with these thoughtful Bibl
We had one of our quarterly associational library meetings tonight. The program was an overview presentation of ECLM. One of the workers at our church had broken it down into (paper) notebook form to show everyone how easy it is to understand and c
I am trying to find good fiction books for a 9th grade boy. He really enjoyed the Andrew Klavan Homelander series so maybe I need more books similar to this.
Also, does anyone know of blogs I could read which give recommendations on children/tee
I am thinking that with all the service men returning from Irac there will probably be some of your congregations who will be among them. It is worth taking time to go internet and get all the information that you can gather about their efforts, fr
As a storyteller, I have many precious memories of visits to libraries for story time. Many were public and private school libraries, but there were the public libraries in Virginia who invited me for workshops and for summer series on a certain the
We have had some trouble with pages falling out of a few of our "I Can Read" Series of children's books. I contacted Zondervan and they have been extremely helpful in trying to correct this problem for future printing and binding. They even offered
Everyone needs to buy the new book Eyes of The Ocean by Dan Morton. This book is now in stores Target and Barnes and Noble to name a few.
Dan Morton will be in Myrtle Beach, SC later this week for book signing events. He will also be in Florida
Remember when your school had a book fair and you had $5 to spend on the book of your choice to be placed in the school library?
I want to something similar based on what I heard at a recent visit to a church library. They did a book fair by purch
We have purchased several titles in the Guidepost Series Mystery and the Minister's Wife. We try to shelf the books in series order, but I have consulted several sources and have been unable to find any agreement on which is #1, which is #2, etc. D
Our library has a card making ministry that raises about $900 a year for the library. The congregation donates used greeting cards and volunteers use them to make new "recycled cards". Then the congregation buys them off a card rack located in the l
Last February I wrote about a challenge we issued to the adults and youth of our church, "Read 10 in 2010". It was a successful challenge. Sixty people accepted the challenge. Thirty-three read at least 10 books and many read far more than ten. A
Based on an original work released in 1859, completed in 1879, and considered the literary text for evolutionists, On the Origin of the Species has become the foundation for modern textbooks discussing origins. Interestingly enough Darwin, the Father
I have found several really fine books by bidding on ebay and for an example, I wanted an old, 1920s edition of Children's Lit that my sister used in college. I had my copy rebound and gave it to her daughter for Christmas and I wanted to replace it
While we have a substantial number of non-fiction volumes. I am convinced that what will draw adults to our library is an excellent selection of Christian fiction books. We do have the Jan Karon series and about 50 other titles, but I am looking for
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