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How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?
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Started this Q&A. Last reply by Janet Estridge Apr 4.

 

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Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"When do we sanitize the books? While they are being checked in or after the quarantine period is over with?"
Apr 4
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"What if the patron says they would like to recheck the book out?"
Apr 4
Janet Estridge replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Our church library has been closed for about a month as well as the church itself. Thanks for the suggestions on what to do about books that are out and about. I volunteer in the library and have for 41 years.  I understand the need to close…"
Apr 4
Cheryl Subject replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
Mar 16
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Thanks, Tom.  That's great news!  I'll contact you."
Mar 16
Martha Jo Dendinger replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Thanks, Glenn.  In reading some studies on Google Scholar, some say the virus lives for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 72 hours on plastic.  Who would have thought!  I'll keep checking, and if anyone finds something about…"
Mar 16
Gail Spach replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"We've decided to shut our church library for the time being until further notice. Our services and events have all been cancelled/postponed. We are in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. I have left the books that were recently returned in a…"
Mar 16
Tom Scott replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"You are welcome.   I hope we can keep everyone safe and informed during these unusual times."
Mar 16
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Thanks, Tom!! Keep us posted on your developments. Great news!!"
Mar 16
Tom Scott replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Totally agree.  I want to be fair - I watch this site but usually remain silent, but now it is important to "be in the know".    I work with OverDrive the leading ebook/audio book publisher.  We are working with…"
Mar 16
Cheryl Subject replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"I've followed much of the above process suggested by Glenn.  So appreciative. I'm quarantining books for 10 days in between just to be sure. Question: Does anyone know if it's better to keep the quarantined books inside a box…"
Mar 15
Glenn McEowen replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Martha, You have a great cleaning discipline already! Congratulations! In answer to your questions:  1. I think both plastic and cardboard boxes should work fine. Plastic seems cleaner though, doesn't it. Lids might help remove…"
Mar 14
Glenn McEowen replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Good thoughts, Debbie. I had not considered the books on shelves that are "safe" until someone touches them. Even a brief "maybe I'll read this later" book should go through the full quarantine time. I'm not sure how…"
Mar 14
Cheryl Subject replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Such good and helpful advice all. I'm in Ontario Canada. Just talking with our Pastor on actions to take with church library and many will be from helpful suggestions above. I also wondered about hymnals and Bibles we keep routinely for use in…"
Mar 14
Cheryl Subject replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"Such good and helpful advice all. I'm in Ontario Canada. Just talking with our Pastor on actions to take with church library and many will be from helpful suggestions above. I also wondered about hymnals and Bibles we keep routinely for use in…"
Mar 14
Debbie Mauelshagen replied to the discussion 'How do our church libraries respond to the coronavirus?'
"If necessary we could only be open in Sunday morning. This would allow the collection to clear up for 7 days. We would still have to quarantine returned and handled items because we don't know when they were actually returned. Debbie…"
Mar 14

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Church Libraries Now Offer eBooks

Fort Worth, TX - July 29, 2012 - “Since my eyesight has gotten so bad, I had quit coming to the library,” commented a senior adult to the library staffer at Wedgwood Baptist Church. She was one of the first to sign up for the library’s new eBook check out service. “Now you have eBooks.” she continued, “I can read those on my iPad®. I just make the letters big enough to see. I love…

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At 8:26pm on November 2, 2009, Wanda Tuley said…
Several have told me they plan to attend your technology conference at Park Cities. Can't wait!
At 3:00pm on October 12, 2009, Nancy Martin said…
um, sure, just as soon as i get back from Big Bend next week.
 
 
 

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