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
Added by Diane Moody on June 3, 2014 at 7:13pm — No Comments
READING IS MENTAL EXERCISE
3 x 20 = Success
Reading is a full body workout for a child’s mind. MRI studies of children have found that reading lights up their whole brain. The front of the brain which deals with reason, speech, and problem solving; the back dealing with vision; and both sides of the mid-brain which process perception, sound, memory, and speech are all activated by reading.
Added by Jeffery Warren Scott on June 2, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
June 13th IS release day for the movie version of ALONE YET NOT ALONE, the amazing true story based novel, by Tracy Leininger Craven
Here's the movie trailer for a headsup view:…Continue
Added by In Spirit on June 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Wondering if Netgalley.com is being used by other librarians in the group?
A fantastic opportunity for accessing ebooks without charge, directly from publishers and prior to publication. Netgalley participating publishers are looking for librarians to preview and review their newest selections - including Bethany House, Chosen, Baker, Tyndale, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, etc...
I have enjoyed a wonderful…Continue
Added by In Spirit on June 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
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Recently, Dottie Almond from Hudson, NC emailed me about her team's successful use of the Check Points for Ministry guide. We thought you would enjoy seeing what is going on in Hudson.
Thanks for the …Continue
Added by Morlee Maynard on June 2, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments
Sunday, May 18, 2014. Sarasota. Florida. A dedication of the new library was held and attended by approximately 50 people. The Reverend Dr. Glen Bell opened the ceremony with a few comments of brief history from Annabelle Cowden to Natalie Smith (Librarian). Portraits of each woman were unvailed by Bruce Maxian. Pastor Glen presented a Certificate of appreciation to Jim Smith in recognition to both Natalie and Jim for their time and talent to the church. Finally, Glen offered a closing…Continue