Some years ago I wrote an article about securing book donations for our 55 prison libraries in Michigan, then published it in the library magazine, Against the Grain. Recently I have found the article is in an archive from which one can download the
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I came across an article in the ALSC blog on how one library has reorganized the shelving of Children's non-fiction book. Their idea is to select a small number of subjects and file books within those headings in Dewey order.
There was a good article on the benefits of Slow Reading in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago.
I have come across a great variety of children's I CAN READ BOOKS for Level 1 & 2 readers. Some of the series include: books by Jan & Mike Berenstain (Neighbor in Need); Zonderkids Made by God series; and VeggieTales (Case of Missing Patience) stor
Thinking and praying about the best way to start up a new church library at Polson Alliance Church.
We were given *bookstore shelving* (PTL) by another church.
We have boxes of already donated books and DVDs and videos.
We have the space in our fello
In the wee hours of the morning of June 16, a tiny water line leading to a water fountain near the second floor library burst! When the receptionist arrived about 7:30 Monday morning, she found water pouring down her office walls on the level below
READING IS MENTAL EXERCISE
3 x 20 = Success
Reading is a full body workout for a child’s mind. MRI studies of children have found that reading lights up their whole brain. The front of the brain which deals with reason, speech, and problem solving;
Recently, Dottie Almond from Hudson, NC emailed me about her team's successful use of the Check Points for Ministry guide. We thought you would enjoy seeing what is going on in Hudson.
Thanks for the Check Points for Ministry guide. Our biggest dow
Sunday, May 18, 2014. Sarasota. Florida. A dedication of the new library was held and attended by approximately 50 people. The Reverend Dr. Glen Bell opened the ceremony with a few comments of brief history from Annabelle Cowden to Natalie Smith (
Join me in celebrating the ministry of Beth Andrews. Share your love and admiration for Beth as well as your experiences with her through the years.
Thank you, Beth, for letting God use you in our lives in such significant ways. Thank you for all t
Questions I received (from Jenn Burwell) about my plan to make an online digital library of church corporate records:
How are you going to digitize? Scan each document or take pictures?
Where are you going to store these documents? Server, PC,
EMOTIONAL BENEFITS OF BEDTIME STORIES
Recent research demonstrates how important it is for children to feel loved. Study after study shows that children who feel loved will become emotionally and physically healthy adults. Children who feel loved ar
Bedtime stories can give tremendous benefits to children and parents. Here is a quick look at some of the may things that a regular bedtime story can do:
20 Benefits of Bedtime Stories
Church librarians can use this kind of information to encourag
"Where Do Belly Buttons Come From?" is a new book published by CrossBooks that is sure to please. Written by a seasoned pastor with a heart for reaching children and families, the book has received exceptional reviews by all. See the review page at
The First Presbyterian church (USA) of Sarasota, Florida has a new library. Over the past two years planing, design and relocation of the church library from a small, overgrown, humid and poorly located facility was accomplished. By combining and g
The following is a list of Christian movies that have been recently released that you may want to get:
1) Grace Unplugged is about a girl's relationship to her father as she launches a singing career.
2) Linsanity follows the journey of Jeremy Lin f
Copied from Illinois Libraries Matter
At the Hairdresser’s, Contemplating Readers’ Advisory
Posted on October 31, 2013 by sporteus
I love talking to people about what they’re reading. I always apologetically preface my questions by explaining that
There is a great biblically-based manga/anime series out that was published in Japan. It has such titles as Manga Messiah and Manga Metamorphosis. Anyone who has been to a local library recently knows that manga has become quite popular among kids
I ran across a book yesterday that was 118 years old! "The Inspiration and Accuracy of the Holy Scriptures" by John Urquhart. There is a stamp in it with the name S. A. Duggan and address from Leyton, (London, England) He also signed and dated it "1
If you have patrons who own a Kindle and subscribe to Amazon Prime, there's a huge selection of "free" (free to Kindle/Prime members) Christian ebooks that can be borrowed from the Kindle Lending Library.
See my blog post showing how to find the "f
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