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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 10:47am — 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 3:26pm — 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 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Our 2015 Ministry Highlights

We would love to hear about your church's library ministry highlights! Follow the prompts and share your stories. While you share about 2015, be sure to share your plans for 2016.

Added by Morlee Maynard on December 28, 2015 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Barna Update: The State of Books and Reading in a Digital World

What are your thoughts about these research findings by the Barna Group?

Added by Morlee Maynard on October 29, 2015 at 6:33am — 6 Comments

Theme Ideas for this Fall

Share with us what theme or themes you are using this Fall. Use the Comments post below.

Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2015 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Church Library Ministry Vision Statement

Donna Duncan from First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia recently joined the CLN. She shared their need to develop a vision statement that will help them serve their 21st Century church. One of our realizations in recent years has been the importance of our church libraries connecting in strategic ways to the vision statements of our churches. Let’s start a discussion on how our library teams have done that. Would you share how you did that and how you use this vision of where your…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2015 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

Summer Reading Update

Our Summer Reading program has come to an end and I thought I'd give you an update on how it went.

Overall, we were very happy with how it went.  Not all of the 75 people who signed up actually participated, but this was probably a good thing, as we were VERY busy and I can barely imagine what it would have been like if they had all been doing it.  Here are some things that happened:

1. Our circulation more than doubled during the program.  We used to have about 200…

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Added by Debbie Dehart on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

Improve Circuation

I found the 10th post at

https://www.librarything.com/topic/19947#

interesting

Added by Buford Carter on July 25, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

DVD Storage

Rose Newcomb, First Baptist Church, Cami, IL sent in the following:

Our church library purchased one of the tall DVD spinner type storage units a couple years ago.  When it was assembled, we didn't think it was stable enough to stand alone in the library.  One of the  librarian's husband, Tom Smith, figured out a way to attach it to the wall.

Tom just attached another spinner like the one that was on the bottom to the top and attached the storage unit to the…
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Added by Morlee Maynard on July 8, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The LibraryThing adds TinyCat

The LibraryThing is adding an OPAC feature for small libraries. Check the announcement at:

http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/06/introducing-tinycat/

Added by Buford Carter on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Read Around the Library

We played on the VBS theme used maps to decorate the idea being that they read out of each 'group' (fiction, 100s, 200s,...) with a round prize for each (glo-stick, pencil,  ball...) and they put a sticker on a world map for each book Both our regular church kids and the day-care kids are enjoying I did not even think about asking the adults to join us

Added by adair elwing on June 23, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Church Library Survey-Please participate

Church library survey

I am a university librarian conducting research on church libraries with the intent of publishing an article on the topic. I have devised an electronic survey to gather information and would welcome your participation. The short, 5-10 minute survey can be found at…

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Added by Ellen Bosman on June 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

Summer Reading Program at our church



We developed a summer reading program we're calling Berean's (name of our church) Book Bingo.

We have three groups - Beginner (3-gr. 2), Intermediate (gr. 3-6) and Teen (gr. 6-12).  I made a different Bingo card for each group; the first two have 25 squares and the Teen card has 20.  In each square three there is a  different genre or category of book, for example for the Beginner one it includes, among others, Animal story, Bible story, Easy Reader, Author A-D,  etc. The others…

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Added by Debbie Dehart on May 23, 2015 at 7:36pm — 7 Comments

Extending church library beyond church membership

Our church has over 300 pre-schoolers and Mother's Day Out children enrolled in its weekly programs. A great percentage are non church members. Our Media Center schedules these classes twice weekly for story time. At the New Parents meeting each fall the teachers inform these parents of our reading program and the parents are invited to visit our library and meet us and see our facility.They are amazed to find such an outstanding, convenient media center for their use. We provide applications… Continue

Added by Almyra W. Johnson on April 25, 2015 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Survey.. for my Integration Seminar Class

I am a college Senior at Biola and I am taking a Integration Seminar class. For one of our projects, we need to have people complete a survey, based upon our area of ministry. My area of ministry is teaching young children how to read. So if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this survey by SATURDAY NIGHT that would be awesome!!! I need to have results in by MONDAY MORNING! 

Thanks!!!

:-) …

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Added by Georgiana Claire Wentz on April 23, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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