Debbie Dehart
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  • Schoolcraft, MI
  • United States
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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, 2019.

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 'What are your plans for reopening the library?'
"My co-librarian and I brainstormed on this a bit as our pastors and deacons have begun discussing how to proceed when we are able to meet at church again.  We have several ideas: 1. Set up some carts we use for special events in the hallway,…"
Apr 26
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Subject Headings'
"I tend to prefer Dewey because what do you do when a book comes along which doesn't fit with any of the subject headings you have in place?  That's what Dewey does for you - has a place for everything.   Until very recently,…"
Apr 21
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Cataloging and classification hardcopy books for free!'
"I just now saw your response!  I haven't been on here in too long and I did not receive an email telling me you had responded.  I will look at this later today or tomorrow and let you know! Thanks! Debbie"
Apr 15
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'tablets'
"I love your heart to help those who struggle to read but I confess when I think of how often books, DVD's and Audio sets go missing, the thought of checking out something so expensive makes me twitch a bit.  I'd love to hear how you…"
Mar 8
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Sunday School Curriculum Question'
"Are these for adult or kids' classes? I'm not sure where or how our church keeps track of their kids' materials, but our CE pastor has asked us to create and maintain an "Adult CE" area in our library.  In it we have…"
Mar 8
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Cataloging and classification hardcopy books for free!'
"Hi - do you still have these and where are you located?"
Mar 8
Marty Woodall commented on the blog post 'Forty Years And Growing'
"I hope to adapt this Idea for our library. Our pastor is not as supportive and wants us to change from a tiyical library to a "Hang-Out" gathering place with coffee, missions central, book store. I think he thinks if people sit in the…"
Jan 30
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'library software'
"Tiny Cat is a function available on LibraryThing.  It's a service you have to pay extra for, that gives you a lovely-looking page when people look up a book in your catalog.  So it's designed to be attractive and user-friendly…"
Jan 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'library software'
"We don't purchase ebooks.  We don't think it's worth it but I do know lots of church libraries like them so maybe someone else can answer that question."
Jan 11
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge'
"unnamed.jpg Try this for a picture of the bookmark"
Jan 8
Betty Jamerson Reed commented on the blog post 'Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge'
"This is an exciting project. I'd like to try it at our church. Looking forward to seeing that bookmark!"
Jan 8
Debbie Dehart commented on the blog post 'Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge'
"Well I have it but when I try to post it here it is enormous.  I'm not computer-literate enough to know what to do about that.  Morlee, can you help? Debbie"
Dec 29, 2019
Sherall Cornwell commented on the blog post 'Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge'
"Hello! What does your bookmark look like?"
Dec 28, 2019
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Where do you buy your books?'
"I would second LES.  It's about an hour from where I live,  and we have gone there on occasion to buy books for the library and for prizes for programs.  They sometimes put together nice sets for really good prices."
Dec 26, 2019
Debbie Dehart posted a blog post

Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge

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 to accomplish it.So…See More
Dec 20, 2019
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Weeding and collection policy for 242 devotional literature question'
"We have devotionals that aren't specifically to use for a year but we've gotten rid of most of the all-year ones.  We might keep some real classics as a resource for people to use for a while to see if they like it enough to buy it,…"
Dec 20, 2019

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Growing in Faith 2020 Reading Challenge

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…

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Posted on December 20, 2019 at 2:10pm — 4 Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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...



A…

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 3:26pm — 7 Comments

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