Are you adding new Christmas related books and DVDs for adults, teens, children, and/or families? Would you share the titles? Many of us are needing to build this part of our collections. Share your titles in the Comments below.
After a tornado severely damaged our church, we're finally recovering and I'm trying to get my library restocked and reopened. I occasionally have requests for fantasy and futuristic type fiction. I'm having a
A great way to show appreciation to our team members is to give a gift of some kind to each one with a little note. Last year I gave our team jars of my favorite jelly purchased from a farm in North Carolina. A greeting card can also be used to expre
Linda Draper, one of our CLN members in St. Louis, MO, emailed me a couple of weeks ago suggesting we connect with churches who lost their libraries during Hurricane Ida, Waverly, TN, and other recent weather disasters. We’ve waited until today to be
Many of us are finishing up or have already turned in our budget requests for 2022. Or some churches start the budget year in October or another month. Budget preparation is an important aspect of what we do through our churches’ libraries.
1) Bar-code reader. We are switching to barcodes, therefore will need a bar-code reader. Any preferences on wired versus wireless? I just realized wireless would work best during inventory. Recommendations
I have long been a proponent of "if you want it done right, do it yourself." However, it just isn't cutting it anymore. I have a few people interested in our library, but are looking for me to give them specific jobs to do.
Many of our CLN members are serving in library ministry in smaller churches. Let’s say 100 or less in weekly attendance. What are your secrets to providing a library ministry that meets the needs and interests of people in your church family?
Have you asked your liaison staff person if there will be any updates to the church's mission, vision, and core values? I asked our liaison two weeks ago. He emailed me the updated edition. He asked me not to share it with anyone until it is introduc
Our library is in the process of being moved and reorganization is a great opportunity to re-imagine the library. I want to set up a computer station or technology hub for patrons to search the catalog, use the internet, etc...