Debbie Dehart
  • Female
  • Schoolcraft, MI
  • United States

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Debbie Dehart's Questions & Answers

Question about a Conference for Librarians
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If you were to attend a conference for church librarians, what are some workshop options you'd like to see? What interests you, what would you find helpful in your job as a church librarian?Thanks!Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Bev League May 8.

Library Newsletter
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Does anyone else here put out a library newsletter?  What kinds of things do you put in it?  We started one last October, which has grown in scope quite a bit and I'm interested to know what others…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Elizabeth Speer Jan 25, 2018.

Just found this site!
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Hello, my fellow-church-librarians!  I had surgery a few days ago and have been taking advantage of this bed-ridden time to find some library-related sites on-line, and came across this one.  I'm…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Dehart Apr 12, 2014.


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Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'ISBN scanner'
"We also use librarything and I have used the scanner they sell without issues.  However, if you download the librarything app onto your smartphone, you can use your phone to scan as well and that works quite well."
Mar 29
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Sunday School Display'
"Well, I see that this event has long since happened - how did it go?? I think how much you pull depends largely on the size of your library and how many items you have that fit in the category at hand.  I'd make sure it was a nice-looking…"
Mar 29
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Improvements for self-check out library'
"Our library is smaller than Paul's but a good size, around 10,500 items at present.  Our "overdue list" is perpetually close to 200 items, more than half of what is out at any one time.  I confess we haven't been great…"
Mar 29
Kate Self replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"Book Repair!"
Mar 14
Debbie Dehart posted an event

"Church Librarians Matter" at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids MI

May 4, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
This conference is in conjunction with the Evangelical Church Librarian Association's Librarian Day, held on Friday, May 3,  at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, MI.  The conference is on Saturday, May 4, and there will be workshops, discussions and an informative panel that will give insight into running church libraries. Lodging:…See More
Feb 25
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Fiction/bio books for a tween boy'
"By comic style do you mean graphic novel?  The ones I am thinking of are not graphic novels.  "
Feb 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Fiction/bio books for a tween boy'
"Ugh - the problem with adult fiction for that age is that it's either going to be too gruesome or have romance in it or both. He might enjoy the Bug Man mysteries by Tim Downs, if his parents are okay with him reading books for adults.…"
Feb 9
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Title Suggestions'
"Some recent favorites: Fiction Fawkes by Nina Brandes anything by Cynthia Ruchti anything by Angela Hunt Non-fiction: Stealing from God by Frank Turek Reading the Bible With Rabbi Jesus by Lois Tverberg Anything by Gary Thomas (Sacred Pathways,…"
Feb 9
Everlie Bolton replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"Marketing!  How to let the church family and community know about the resources that are available."
Feb 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'CD Disc Holder(s) for Books on CD'
"We do it as follows: Fiction on CD, say a book by Terri Blackstock:  CD BLA Non-fiction on CD, say a book by McArthur: NONF CD MCA That's it.  The CD lets you know, in perusing the catalog, that's it is on Audio rather than a…"
Jan 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"Bumping this up - anyone else have a response for me? Thanks!"
Jan 7
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'overdue problem'
"We have a lot of overdues and some are from six months or more ago.  We don't bill or use fines; if a very long time has gone by, we tend to mark the book "missing", or remove it from the catalog, or replace it. I find it…"
Dec 21, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to classify "Creation" in adult nonfiction?'
"My thought is that you could and perhaps should go ahead and put them under the same number.  After all, who's to know that "technically" they belong elsewhere? Your goal is to make things easy to find for your users, and having…"
Dec 21, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Picture books - how to catalogue'
"When we took over our library, that is how it was done.  But i found it to be cumbersome and unnecessary for our needs. I can see some advantages but I am still happier with the designation we use now."
Dec 11, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Picture books - how to catalogue'
"My local public library uses JE for picture books so that is what I do too. Th pie only further classification I use I’d ER for Easy Readers, and we have those shelved separately."
Dec 10, 2018
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"Thanks, that is helpful!"
Nov 28, 2018

Debbie Dehart's Ideas

Book Clubs

Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.

Book Clubs

Many people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others.  It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the same book; and while it is especially fun if you both loved the book, there is also something to be said for…


Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Winter Reading Challenge

At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We will give out coupons for signing up and for every book they read, and if we have some real over-achievers, we'll decide towards the end of February what kinds of other prizes we'll give out.

Here are our 16 categories...



Posted on January 25, 2016 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

Summer Reading Update

Our Summer Reading program has come to an end and I thought I'd give you an update on how it went.

Overall, we were very happy with how it went.  Not all of the 75 people who signed up actually participated, but this was probably a good thing, as we were VERY busy and I can barely imagine what it would have been like if they had all been doing it.  Here are some things that happened:

1. Our circulation more than doubled during the program.  We used to have about 200…


Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am

Summer Reading Program at our church

We developed a summer reading program we're calling Berean's (name of our church) Book Bingo.

We have three groups - Beginner (3-gr. 2), Intermediate (gr. 3-6) and Teen (gr. 6-12).  I made a different Bingo card for each group; the first two have 25 squares and the Teen card has 20.  In each square three there is a  different genre or category of book, for example for the Beginner one it includes, among others, Animal story, Bible story, Easy Reader, Author A-D,  etc. The others…


Posted on May 23, 2015 at 7:36pm — 7 Comments

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