Debbie Dehart
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  • Schoolcraft, MI
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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 'Intro and Best Practices for Revitalizing Library'
"Morlee told me how to link it - trying it now.  Please tell me if it works or not! Preview%20attachment%20October%202019.pdfOctober%202019.pdf988%20KB.webloc"
Oct 10
Debbie Dehart commented on the group 'Children's Libraries'
"We don't have a specifically separate (physically, that is) Children's Library but we have a Children's Corner in our library, that includes about ten shelves of picture books and five bookcases of children's fiction, as well as…"
Oct 10
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Children's Libraries

One of our new members, Deborah Gray, suggested we have a group for those who serve with children's libraries. Or perhaps those who are considering one. Or those who have mobile libraries they take to the children's area on a scheduled basis. Our purpose here is to share our stories, ideas, and discuss concerns.See More
Oct 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Intro and Best Practices for Revitalizing Library'
"We publish a monthly newsletter also.  I don't know how to link it here but I will add anyone who would like to see it to a mailing list.  You can leave your email here or send it to me at dtdehart@gmail.com. Our newsletter includes…"
Oct 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Where do you buy your books?'
"Thriftbooks.com - many of their books are around 3.50 and if you spend 10.00 you don't pay any shipping.  Also with every so many dollars (I've forgotten how many) you get a free book.  These are used books and condition of the…"
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Media Center Bulletin Boards'
"I would strongly suggest getting in Pinterest, if you're a Pinterest person, and searching for "library bulletin boards" or even "church library bulletin boards".  We have one in our hallway which we update every three…"
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'library software'
"I don't know much about it but I have heard someone talk about it who really likes using it.  "
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'I need to completely reorganize the way we shelve DVDs.'
"We have three separate DVD sections: Kids', Instructional, and "regular".  The "regular" contains basically movies.  the "instructional" area contains DVD's that are, well, instructional - dvd's…"
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Church Library Grants/Funding'
"I like your ideas! And re: # 2 - we do sales once or twice a year, but in our church we are not really 'allowed' to 'sell' so we don't put a price on anything but say it's 'by donation'.  What we find is…"
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'What is the best software for a small library?'
"I highly recommend librarything.com.  We have a library of about 11,000 items and it works beautifully for us.  I also use it for my home collection of a little more than 2000 and I love it.  It is very inexpensive, their customer…"
Oct 2
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Titles of Great New Books and Movies'
"Here is the fiction we added for June: Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron Stratagem by Robin Carol Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn Almost Home by Valerie Fraser…"
Jun 18
Kim Swisher commented on the blog post 'Book Clubs'
"We plan on starting one in the future so thank you for your experiences & insight!"
Jun 3
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Forty Years And Growing

Our church library was started, I believe, about 40 years ago.  At the time it consisted of just a few shelves.  About 36 years ago, it was taken over by a dedicated lady in our church who grew the library to thousands of items and a good circulation.  When a new sanctuary was built, she was able to have a space for the library added right near one of the exits, just steps away from the sanctuary and that visibility has been such a boon for us.Six and a half years ago, I was able to join the…See More
Jun 1
Debbie Dehart posted a blog post

Forty Years And Growing

Our church library was started, I believe, about 40 years ago.  At the time it consisted of just a few shelves.  About 36 years ago, it was taken over by a dedicated lady in our church who grew the library to thousands of items and a good circulation.  When a new sanctuary was built, she was able to have a space for the library added right near one of the exits, just steps away from the sanctuary and that visibility has been such a boon for us.Six and a half years ago, I was able to join the…See More
Jun 1
Debbie Dehart posted a status
"Sign-ups have started for our summer reading program! We are doing Bingo again this year."
Jun 1

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Forty Years And Growing

Our church library was started, I believe, about 40 years ago.  At the time it consisted of just a few shelves.  About 36 years ago, it was taken over by a dedicated lady in our church who grew the library to thousands of items and a good circulation.  When a new sanctuary was built, she was able to have a space for the library added right near one of the exits, just steps away from the sanctuary and that visibility has been such a boon for us.

Six and a half years ago, I was…

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Posted on June 1, 2019 at 9:49am

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…

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Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

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...



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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 3:26pm — 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…

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Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am

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