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
This is a rather long blog about public libraries and ebooks, but well-worth reading. If you have a Kindle, Nook, etc. or if you are considering adding eb
Life of Luther is an historic, comprehensive biography of the most influential leader of the Protestant Reformation. This detailed biography of Martin Luther was reproduced from an 1850 American Sunday School Union original. It brings to light the co
Mornings and Evenings with Spurgeon is a classic collection of daily devotions that have been updated to meet the needs of the modern believer. Written by the “Prince of Preachers,” Charles H. Spurgeon, these timeless devotions have been cherished fo
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
Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II
I have only skimmed a few pages but this looks like it will be an excellent book - - especially if you need a gift for a war buff. Not only is it a 365 page devotional but it gives a "unique and conci
Our First Baptist Library in Cleveland, TN began its summer reading program this past Sunday, May 16. In only three short days, 141 children have signed up and checked out 576 books bringing our circulation total this month to 1,509. Our program will
Today, May 4th, is the release of the movie "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry". It was in limited release in the theaters and Rita Kirkland and I had a chance to see it. It is a MUST BUY for all church libraries. It is a beautiful story of an older man
I need some ideas on how you acquire new funds for your libraries. Do you only receive funds through the budget of your church, do you have fundraisers, do you receive donations, etc.? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
by Kathy Herman, an author we have recently rediscovered. Poor Mrs Rigsby is Christian fiction at its best, showing the temptations faced by believers and how great God's grace is to restore us. It is also great suspense reading.
We are trying something new in the library at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM. We challenged the adults and youth to Read 10 in 2010. We did not know if the adults would respond, but they have. Thirty eight have signed up so far and sev
I have just completed the newly released book, Beguiled. I would highly recommend it. It is quite different from Gist's other books, in that it is a contemporary novel, with an added mystery. The book reflects a successful combination of each author'
Written by Gayle Haggard in response to her husband's public fall into sin. This book will make you think about forgiveness like you never have before.
I would love to receive reading selections for a book club @ Timberlake Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach. Many couples as well as single adults attend our supper meetings.
Some titles we've enjoyed are The Shack, Same Kind of Different as Me, God on a
Here's how we celebrate Valentine's Day in the library at Richmond Presbyterian, Richmond, BC, Canada: Every year, on the Sunday nearest Valentine's (right on this year!), we have "Kiss Sunday" when we give out bookmark-size lists of love-themed medi
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