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Words Unspoken

I have just finished reading this latest book by Elizabeth Musser (The Swan House, Searching for Eternity). I really enjoyed her previous books, mentioned above, and read this one in hopes of recommending it for our book club. I definitely plan to suggest it for our January title. It is intriguing the way the characters mesh in surprising ways. Mrs. Musser knows how to craft a great story while infusing it with spiritually important themes. Highly recommended!

Added by Karen Hutchinson on December 21, 2009 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

My Name Is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder

I'll kick off The Circle with a book I just finished. It was great fun and mysterious at the same time. Michael Snyder gives his stories a great sense of humor. The mystery of a murder investigation is full of twists and turns. I highly recommend it for your consideration.

My Name Is Russell Fink

By Michael Snyder / Zondervan…


Added by Morlee Maynard on December 16, 2009 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Powers by John B. Olson

Touted as a Twilight alternative for the Christian fiction market, John Olson's Powers (and Shade before it) is a "super-natural thriller filled with menace, intrigue and relentless action" according to CBA Retailers and Resources. It released last week. Visit for a free download of a comic adaptation of the book which is sure to thrill your YA crowd.

Added by Julie Gwinn on December 14, 2009 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

The Counselor

For many years I prepared the Counselor for TACMO "our library associational organization." I have samples of everything I wrote while at the Sunday School Board, except the Counselor. If any of you
have some of these, I would really appreciate it if you could send me some. Keith Mee, 1721 Totanka Ln. Knoxville, TN 37931.

Added by Charles Keith Mee on November 17, 2009 at 10:28am — 4 Comments

Fiction Call Numbers

There seems to be more and more books on our shelves by popular prolific authors that produce serials. The latest suggestion by our leaders is to add an extra line to the call number to identify the serial name and number. I've followed this suggestion (mostly.)

I've been wondering if it would be helpful to add call number title identification for non-serial books . This would help in shelving to put books for an author in order by title, with serials in order within the title… Continue

Added by Buford Carter on October 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Request your ideas for Adult Winter Reading Theme: "Savor a Good Book"

The Bradley Baptist (Cleveland, TN) Library organization is sponsoring a winter adult reading program. This year's theme is "Savor a Good Book" with the theme scripture: Matthew 5:13a, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?"

Our idea is to decorate the display window with a kitchen theme including salt, pots, soup bowls, wooden spoons, measuring spoons, spices, dish towels, aprons, etc. For signing up to participate in the… Continue

Added by Janice Baker on October 14, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Book repair videos

I looked at YouTube for the first time today. I didn't realize that they had a search feature. For example go to and in the search field enter "books book binding book repair" (without quotes).

Added by Buford Carter on August 29, 2009 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Great places for books

I have a couple of sites that I use quite a bit to complete sets in our library. The first is . This is an individual who buys retired pastors libraries and offers them to the public. Periodically, he offers books for as little as a dollar a piece and he picks up the shipping. I can't tell you how much this has meant to our library, it has really helped stretch our budget. Another site I use quite a bit is this site is a great way to trade books that you… Continue

Added by Bill Dye on July 29, 2009 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

polices for media center

need some samples of the different polices that govern a media center-- if other librarians would e-mail those to me, I then could adapt them to my library.

thank-you very much-- nathaniel

Added by nathaniel e. willauer on July 21, 2009 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Molly's Adventures in Missions Book

Woman's Missionary Union has published a new book called, "Molly's Adventures in

Missions" for preschoolers and children. In the book Molly learns what

church mission teams do when they go on their trips. In the back of

the book is Molly to cut out, laminate, and send off with mission

teams. They take pictures of Molly helping them on their mission trip

and share their pictures when they come back. It's another way to help

preschoolers and children learn about… Continue

Added by Pam Whitehead on July 11, 2009 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

What a blessing...

What a blessing this will be for church librarians everywhere! Thank you Morlee and team for making this happen. I'm looking forward to the exchange of ideas, encouragement and support this will allow, and will be inviting others to join also. Thanks again! Jan Moye

Added by Janice R. Moye (Jan) on July 8, 2009 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

Welcome to the Church Library Ministry eNewsletter Subscribers

The summer issue of the Church Library Ministry eNewsletter is being emailed this week. We are considering that the offical launch of the Church Librarians Network--this web site! So welcome to those of you joining us as a result of the eNewsletter. You will see that some of us have already been posting ideas and questions/answers.

If you are just now discovering that we have a Church Library Ministry eNewsletter and a web site for church librarians on, I encourage you to… Continue

Added by Morlee Maynard on July 6, 2009 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Summer Reading Clubs

Hi Everyone! I'm wondering what you are doing this summer with a reading club? If you are doing one, would you post what you are doing so the rest of us can enjoy your experiences this summer with you? And we can be praying for you and your club members! If you have pictures of your reading club in action, please post in the Photos area. Thanks!

Added by Morlee Maynard on June 22, 2009 at 8:24am — 4 Comments

Just Back from Oklahoma

I had a GREAT time in Oklahoma this week with 50+ church librarians! What a GREAT group! Many of them will be joining our Church Librarians Network in the next few days so welcome to all of you! They elected Donna Murrah as their new president. Congratulations, Donna! I look forward to serving with you!

Added by Morlee Maynard on June 18, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments


Thank you, so much, for this website. Yes, I have at times felt like we're out here all on our own since we lost the Media magazine. I really miss that. I realize Lifeway has a page or two for libraries deep down in their website but I'm excited about this connection and look forward to being able to communicate with all of you other church librarians and staff, on our own site!

Added by Marion Boan on June 13, 2009 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

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