Our library has experienced several years of serious budget cuts. With funds only covering expenses, we have been unable to purchase new books. Our additions have consisted primarily of donated books. With the current COVID controls, a new awareness of the value of the church library has become evident. I will be submitting a budget request this year that includes going online - with a method of requesting items. The workers will complete the order and place it outside the library for pick-up.
I need to plan new additions in each area (children, juvenile and adult). Our best circulation is generally Christian fiction, but I do have some interested in Bible based reference literature, several seminary students and homeschool families.
My need is guidance as to a suggested amount to request. With little recent opportunity to purchase, I would value some advise in this area.
Media Center Director
Lilburn First Baptist
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As to the amount to suggest, check various Christian booksellers for lists and prices and budget accordingly.