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, 2019.
We do a summer reading program each year, and also usually an adult reading challenge for adults during the winter months. It's usually 7 weeks or so, with the goal to read as many of the 16 genres we put on a bookmark as possible and we give prizes to those who read the most.
This year we're changing it a bit - it will last all year, and the goal is not so much to read the most (although we think we might give prizes) but to plan for spiritual growth and read books all year…Continue
Posted on December 20, 2019 at 2:10pm — 4 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2019 at 9:49am — 1 Comment
Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.
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…Continue
Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 2 Comments
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 3:26pm — 7 Comments