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Summer Reading has Begun!!!!!

Our First Baptist Library in Cleveland, TN began its summer reading program this past Sunday, May 16. In only three short days, 141 children have signed up and checked out 576 books bringing our circulation total this month to 1,509. Our program will run six weeks.

Praise God for children who LOVE Christian Literature and for parents…

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Added by Lynda Harrington on May 18, 2010 at 3:41pm — 5 Comments

Sticks and Stones by Ace Collins

This little hardback book of 219 pages published by Zondervan and written by Ace Collins is a wake-up call to all of us. We use 30,000 words a day. Collins tells us how to make them count. We can heal or injure, make happiness or sadness, cause a person to be lifted or crushed to the ground. We can inspire, destroy, make someone feel cared for or not wanted. Wow! The power of words. This is a commonsense book, but many of us don't use that God-given thing called commonsense. Let's weed out…

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Added by Rita Kirkland on May 11, 2010 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

"The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry" DVD release

Today, May 4th, is the release of the movie "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry". It was in limited release in the theaters and Rita Kirkland and I had a chance to see it. It is a MUST BUY for all church libraries. It is a beautiful story of an older man mentoring young boys in his town and the influence that he has on their lives, as well as the influence they have on him. LifeWay is carrying it and I plan to buy it today.

Added by Pam Lockmiller on May 4, 2010 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

So tell us how your library did National Library Week

We would all love to hear what you and your team did this week! All you need to do is share what you did in a comment or start a new post. Have a super week!
Morlee

Added by Morlee Maynard on April 11, 2010 at 9:17am — 6 Comments

Funding Options

I need some ideas on how you acquire new funds for your libraries. Do you only receive funds through the budget of your church, do you have fundraisers, do you receive donations, etc.? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Rick Estep on March 28, 2010 at 6:29am — 5 Comments

Ridgecrest

Great news. I would sure like to have a part in the 2011 event.
Keith Mee

Added by Charles Keith Mee on March 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

I CAN DO THAT TOO!! MORE WAYS TO BE ON MISSION BY ELLA ROBINSON

WE HAVE FOUND THIS LITTLE BOOK TO BE FULL OF EASY AND FUN MISSION PROJECTS THAT CAN BE USED BY ALL AGES AND GROUPS. WE ARE EXCITED THAT IT IS A QUICK ,EASY READ PACKED WITH GREAT PROJECTS. MANY WE ALREADY DO AND THEN WE DO OTHERS NOT IN THE BOOK. WE ARE PREPARING TO MAKE PRAYER SHAWLS AND BLANKETS. WE JUST NEED INFORMATION . WE HAVE MADE QUILTS FOR THE NIC UNIT AT THE LOCAL HOSPITAL , FOOD BASKETS, CHRISTMAS BASKETS FOR OUR HOMEBOUND. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS BOOK.

SUE…

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Added by sue williams on March 8, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Poor Mrs. Rigsby

by Kathy Herman, an author we have recently rediscovered. Poor Mrs Rigsby is Christian fiction at its best, showing the temptations faced by believers and how great God's grace is to restore us. It is also great suspense reading.

Added by Cheryl Purvis Swain on March 4, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

We are trying something new in the library at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM. We challenged the adults and youth to Read 10 in 2010. We did not know if the adults would respond, but th…

We are trying something new in the library at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM. We challenged the adults and youth to Read 10 in 2010. We did not know if the adults would respond, but they have. Thirty eight have signed up so far and several are new library users, which of course was the main purpose. We have a chart with their names and they are given a book sticker to put by their name when they have read a book. They are just as eager as the children to put…

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Added by Linnie Belle Hyde on February 17, 2010 at 9:58pm — 6 Comments

Beguiled, by Deeanne Gist and J.Mark Bertrand

I have just completed the newly released book, Beguiled. I would highly recommend it. It is quite different from Gist's other books, in that it is a contemporary novel, with an added mystery. The book reflects a successful combination of each author's expertise, Gist's being the romance and Bertrand's being the mystery. An easy read book you will not want to put down.

Added by Almyra W. Johnson on February 16, 2010 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Why I Stayed

Written by Gayle Haggard in response to her husband's public fall into sin. This book will make you think about forgiveness like you never have before.

Added by Carol Mellott on February 15, 2010 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Book Club Selections

I would love to receive reading selections for a book club @ Timberlake Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach. Many couples as well as single adults attend our supper meetings.

Some titles we've enjoyed are The Shack, Same Kind of Different as Me, God on a Harley, and Quiet Strength.

Thanks in advance.

Debbie Floyd

Readit0614@aol.com

Added by Debbie Floyd on February 10, 2010 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

Here's how we celebrate Valentine's Day in the library at Richmond Presbyterian, Richmond, BC, Canada: Every year, on the Sunday nearest Valentine's (right on this year!), we have "Kiss Sunday" when …

Here's how we celebrate Valentine's Day in the library at Richmond Presbyterian, Richmond, BC, Canada: Every year, on the Sunday nearest Valentine's (right on this year!), we have "Kiss Sunday" when we give out bookmark-size lists of love-themed media. Attached to each is a sweet treat. Ah, you guessed it - Hershey Kisses!

Needless to say, the display, the bookmarks and the "kisses" are a big hit - and our library helpers get lots of hugs, too.

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Added by Judy McIntosh on February 9, 2010 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Intervention by Terri Blackstock

I read her new release on my recent trip to Gainesville, FL for their library conference. I had heard Terri interviewed about her book on the Moody network. Chris Fabry did the interview so that made it even more special. This book is based somewhat on the intervention Terri and her family had to do for their daughter so she knows what it is like to go through this horrible time. The funny part for me was the place that the murder took place....the Atlanta airport. I was in that airport twice… Continue

Added by Carolyn J. Walker on February 2, 2010 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

Thicker than Blood

I've just discovered we have an author who joined the CLN today. Let's welcome C.J. Darlington!! She has posted a video trailer on her new book with our CLN Videos.…



334486: Thicker Than Blood
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Added by Morlee Maynard on January 22, 2010 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

National Library Week: April 11-17, 2010

Hi Everyone! From time to time I am asked for ways to use the National Library Week as a promotional tool for church libraries. If you do such, would you share your ideas? THANKS!

Added by Morlee Maynard on January 15, 2010 at 4:39pm — 3 Comments

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

http://www.amazon.com/Guernsey-Literary-Potato-Society-Readers/dp/0385341008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262381407&sr=8-1

This is a wonderful book about the true meaning of friendship and community in a time of extreme adversity.

Added by Sister Gloriamarie Amalfitano on January 1, 2010 at 3:31pm — 7 Comments

Love and War by John & Stasi Eldredge

John & Stasi Eldredge are both open & honest for this book they have written together.

At the bottom click to watch the webcast about their book.

http://blog.ransomedheart.com/stasi/2009/12/december-15th-1.html

Added by Carol Mellott on December 30, 2009 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

When the Church Was a Family by Joseph Hellerman

I just finished reading When the Church Was a Family by Joseph H. Hellerman (B&H Publishing Group, 2009). It was truly an experience where God brought the book my way because He knew I needed to read this book. My copy is full of yellow highlights and sticky tabs that I will use now to process the… Continue

Added by Morlee Maynard on December 28, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

Wonderful book - could not lay it down - very interesting about her life in Alaska and the trial and tribulations of running for a political office.

Added by Jolene Howell on December 26, 2009 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

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