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…Continue
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…Continue
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!
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I just came across a website that when I saw it I wanted to jump up and down, scream and shout, you get the idea.
The website is :
A Complete list of all Books in Series Order.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
The Library Thing now support lending aka circulation.
If you have a school library or a kids' section in your church library, please do not assume that this year's winning Caldecott book is appropriate for your collection. Although it has won various awards, the content has language and content issues that make it unsuitable for church-related children's collections. The title of the Caldecott winning book is "This One Summer" by Jillian Tamaki.
What are your 2014 Accomplishments and your 2015 goals for your church library? Click on comments here to respond.
Let's pray for each other as we seek to glorify God through our libraries in 2015.
We have a 2'x3' bulletin board outside our library door that I use for promoting our monthly themes. Instead of having to wrestle with rolls of background paper and a stapler, I put my display together on my scrapbooking table and then hang it. I use colored poster board for my background. It is the perfect width and leaves 6" of space at the top where I have posted our library hours and checkout periods. Poster board is easier to work with, and stores easily to be reused. I add my border,…Continue
Some years ago I wrote an article about securing book donations for our 55 prison libraries in Michigan, then published it in the library magazine, Against the Grain. Recently I have found the article is in an archive from which one can download the full article PDF.
For some churches just getting started with a library, and those needing to expand, the ideas here could be useful. I won't re-enter the…Continue
Added by Paul T. Jackson on November 5, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
I came across an article in the ALSC blog on how one library has reorganized the shelving of Children's non-fiction book. Their idea is to select a small number of subjects and file books within those headings in Dewey order.
ALSC=Association for Library Service for…Continue
There was a good article on the benefits of Slow Reading in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago.
I have come across a great variety of children's I CAN READ BOOKS for Level 1 & 2 readers. Some of the series include: books by Jan & Mike Berenstain (Neighbor in Need); Zonderkids Made by God series; and VeggieTales (Case of Missing Patience) stories by Karen Poth. The eager readers are excited about going to the designated basket…Continue
Thinking and praying about the best way to start up a new church library at Polson Alliance Church.
We were given *bookstore shelving* (PTL) by another church.
We have boxes of already donated books and DVDs and videos.
We have the space in our fellowship hall and the approval of our elders/officers/pastor.
$0 budget but great potential!
In the wee hours of the morning of June 16, a tiny water line leading to a water fountain near the second floor library burst! When the receptionist arrived about 7:30 Monday morning, she found water pouring down her office walls on the level below the water fountain, floors beginning to buckle, and on the floor above, the restrooms and hall adjacent to the water fountains were flooded!
"But," they said, "The library (located next to the flooded men's restroom) is okay." We…Continue
Abingdon Fiction released their Fall into Fiction Preview ebook today ,
Added by In Spirit on June 24, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
In a past note I talked about setting up and maintaining a church blog using Google's Blogger. My reasoninf for that was WordPress and I just couldn't get it together. Blogger seemed to be easier for me. Recently on the Blog I have discovered how to put a slideshow on it. I am so excited about it. One thing it does is it runs continually independent from the rest of the blog activity. It has been a great tool to let folks know of church events and books that I have placed in…Continue
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