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
Added by Debbie Dehart on June 1, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments
Back in January (2019) our pastor and staff started the process of assessing all the ministries of our church as to how each on aligns to the mission, vision, core values, and discipleship process of our church. They determined that our library ministry needed to move in the same direction our church family is going.
On March 27th, I officially became the library team…Continue
Happy birthday. Hope you have had a very special day!
Added by Rose Newcomb on January 23, 2019 at 10:19pm — No Comments
Today, January 23, 2019, is Maxine's 100th birthday. You are invited to send your greetings to Maxine by doing so through your comments here. We love you, Maxine!…Continue
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?
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…Continue
Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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
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…Continue
Added by Craig Dressler on February 1, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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 Naomi Taplin on March 8, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments
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!
Maxine Bersch, one of our long time members, just released a new book!! Check it out by clicking on the cover!! Congratulations, Mackie!!…
Added by Morlee Maynard on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
How did your church's library observe Memorial Day this year? Share your experiences here and post your display pictures in Photos.
Added by Morlee Maynard on May 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments
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…Continue