January 2011 Ideas (3)

Book Selection

I just found out about this site, and it looks like it might be very helpful as we select books for our libraries. 

Some of the conclusions by reviewers are surprising, though, and I would not base my decisions on their opinion alone.  It does give food for thought as we try to be discerning in selection. 

Go to www.discerningreader.com  and see what you think. 

Added by Linda Johnson on January 28, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Library Challenge

Last February I wrote about a challenge we issued to the adults and youth of our church, "Read 10 in 2010".  It was a successful challenge.  Sixty people accepted the challenge.  Thirty-three read at least 10 books and many read far more than ten.  Although some didn't quite meet the challenge, they read some when they otherwise might not have and added to the fun of the challenge.  The interest ran high throughout the year.  Eighteen were first time users of the library.  There were more…

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Added by Linnie B. Hyde on January 20, 2011 at 10:48pm — 3 Comments

ebooks and libraries - a thoughtful blog article to read & consider

http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/2011/01/18/ebooks-and-libraries-a-stream-of-concerns/

 

This is a rather long blog about public libraries and ebooks, but well-worth reading. If you have a Kindle, Nook, etc. or if you are considering adding ebooks to your church library at some point for your patrons, Meredith has done some very insightful thinking…

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Added by Joanne Ladewig on January 19, 2011 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

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