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Help with Signage words

We are relocating our slatboards from inside the church library to the hallway just outside the library. The slatboards hold many counseling booklets, , biblical related brochures/pamphlets  etc that are free to take. I maintain an ongoing max/min on the items. Just wondering if anyone had some ideas as to what signage I might post above the slatboards to clearly identify it's purpose in no more than 3 or 4 words?

Added by Cheryl Subject on October 28, 2018 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

Facts & Trends Article: Domestic Violence

I was thrilled to get yesterday's edition of Daily Insights from Facts & Trends. The feature article is right on point about how our churches are dealing with domestic violence today.

Note that at the end of the article where the author asks the question: "How can ministry leaders help these women so they don't become another tragic statistic?" her third recommendation points to…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Facts and Trends

Do you have a subscription to Facts & Trends? I encourage you to get the new digital edition which replaced the print edition this Fall. Many libraries have had the print edition in their collections for years. Since that is no longer possible, I highly recommend library team members subscribe to this newsletter.

If you are unfamiliar with Facts & Trends, click…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

On Reading Well

Just released by Brazio (Baker Books). I can't wait to use this book with a small group on Wednesdays at my church. I'm thinking it will be a perfect book for a small group study or book club sponsored by church libraries. Some of you have pastors and staff who discount the value of fiction for making disciples. Here's a book that is highly recommended to pastors and staff as well as the rest of us.

Have you…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2018 at 9:42am — 3 Comments

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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Added by Debbie Dehart on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Free Cross-cultural Christian Media

Many people are not aware that there are some great free Christian media available in hundreds of different languages.  Here is a list with the website link for those who do not know about them:

1) Free Bible in a Thousand Languages - You have to download their Bible app to your phone or computer to access the Bible: Free Bible App

2) Free Gospel Recordings - Global Recordings has free Gospel recordings…

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Added by Craig Dressler on February 1, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

Favorite Recent Christian Movies

The following is a list my recent favorite Christian movies:

1) Mom's Night Out - comedy

2) War Room - drama

3) God's Not Dead 1,2, & 3 - apologetics

4) I'm Not Ashamed - teen biography

5) The Case For Christ - apologetics

6) The End of the Spear - missionary biography…

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Added by Craig Dressler on January 11, 2018 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Vicki Watson's Sonrise Stables Series

Vicki is a member of the CLN. Check out the information she is providing about her books.

Click here to open the series. Click on each book cover to see Vicki's description of the book.

Thanks, Vicki!

Added by Morlee Maynard on October 24, 2017 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Inventory and a question

Our inventory is almost finished and I just noticed the pdf articles on inventory on this site. Of course I did completely opposite from the way suggested. It said to use the card catalog and then pull the book from the shelf. We are a small to medium library, I think.  I had 3 volunteers helping so I made copies of the Accession sheets and we are going shelf by shelf pulling the books and marking them off on the copied sheets. When we are done with that I will create a master set and pull…

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Added by Debbie on October 3, 2017 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Vacation Bible School 2017

Would you share your stories about VBS this year? How did your library participate? Any pictures? You can add pictures here or go to Photos. Let's share ideas as we get ready for next year!

Added by Morlee Maynard on July 5, 2017 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Waco, Tx training opportunity March 17, 2017

Good morning! 

Our Spring 2017 Church Library Conference is just around the corner and we didn't want you to miss out on the learning and fun!
Here is the link to the registration site: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=0e4086
More information and the website link to registration can be found at:  …
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Added by Naomi Taplin on March 8, 2017 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Help!

Hello.  I'm a member of St. John's Episcoapal Church, Charleston, WV; we have a 'library' consisting of some rather dusty, musty books which hardly anyone ever reads.  Our new pastor wants to change this.    Because I have an MLS, I've been asked to be point man on the project, but I've never actually designed a library from the ground up.  HELP!

Added by Bruce Alan Wilson on February 9, 2017 at 7:37pm — 14 Comments

One of our CLN members has just released a new book!!

Maxine Bersch, one of our long time members, just released a new book!! Check it out by clicking on the cover!! Congratulations, Mackie!!…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2016 Memorial Day Experiences

How did your church's library observe Memorial Day this year? Share your experiences here and post your display pictures in Photos.

THANKS!

Added by Morlee Maynard on May 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

Our Library Ministry -- Supporting the Church Family

In the Library Ministry, as in every part of life, there are periods of "feast or famine" and of "discouragement or elation." Our best advice is to pray, wait, and listen for God's guidance!

Since February 1943, when the first books were recorded in the First Baptist Church Library of Corinth, Mississippi, we have determined to support the vision and mission of our church by providing media and services to meet the needs of the people of our church and community.

One of the…

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Added by Sandra Fitts on April 11, 2016 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Our 2016 Easter Experiences

How did God minister to people during this Easter through your church library?

Added by Morlee Maynard on March 25, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Wish Morlee Maynard a "Happy Birthday!"

Greetings, Librarians!

     Let's make today a special day of celebration.  Let's show our LifeWay leader, Dr. Morlee Maynard, how much we appreciate all that she does for the church library ministry by posting birthday wishes here.  

     Thank you, Morlee, for doing the heavy lifting for us and doing it with expertise, kindness, and a smile.  You are very much loved and appreciated!!!  

     Happiest of Birthdays,…

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Added by Hope Winter Ferguson on March 9, 2016 at 11:47am — 3 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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Added by Debbie Dehart on January 25, 2016 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

Did everyone see this post for Eva Nell?

Just came across the article for Eva Nell Hunter as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime of Mission Service Award, but didn't see it here (yet).  I was pleased as punch to discover this. What an awesome lady and a wonderful librarian! I have been privileged to work with her.

Here's the article from the December 3, 2015 Alabama Baptist: http://bit.ly/1VCsknu

Added by Ken Satterfield on January 4, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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