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COOL Summer Reading Club at Grace Baptist Library

We just wrapped up our 3rd annual Summer Reading Rewards program at Grace Baptist Church. I have posted photos in the Photos section of the web site.…


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Added by Deanna King on August 13, 2010 at 1:14am — 2 Comments

Help for small library

Hello everyone,

I am a retired teacher-librarian and have volunteered to be the librarian at our church. It is a very small library, probably about 1000-1500 books. It is open only for a few minutes on Sunday morning. I will eventually change this. I just want to get myself oriented with the workings of it all. I have volunteered for about five years, but now it will be a little different. I want to upgrade, promote, weed, and organize.our library. It will be a challenge, but I love…

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Added by Arcie Garza on August 12, 2010 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

A "Making Lemonade from Lemons" Library

We've probably all heard the expression, "When Life hands you lemons, make lemonade!" Well, I'm not sure what Scripture might apply to a situation like that, but we had a medium-sized room for a library that was fine, except that several things beyond our control changed, and what was once a thriving location for us became known as "The Cave." Our library was no longer a location where the main congregation could access it easily or quickly, and…
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Added by Joanne Ladewig on July 18, 2010 at 7:50pm — 4 Comments

Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody (Journey Press)

My family had a fun time last night celebrating my sister's first book

release!! So I want to share it with you first!! I highly recommend it

for every church library because Diane easily connects with all who

struggle with prayer on a daily basis. The book is easy to read, fun,

and challenging all at the same time. This book is Diane's first

published book. Her second releases in April which deals with the

journey of Debbie and Dick Church with breast… Continue

Added by Morlee Maynard on July 3, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

A Positive Life

This is an EXCELLENT book. It is the story of a young boy growing up with hemophilia who contracted the HIV virus through treatments for his bleeding disorder. The book cover said he "knew he had a choice - - - to feel sorry for himself - - or to live as faith-fully and boldly as possible." After reading this, any minor aches or inconveniences in life should seem trivial to you . . . if they don't, then you should reread the book and complete the Bible Study at the end!…

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Added by Lynda Harrington on June 28, 2010 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Great News from First, Cleveland, TN

Lynda and her team are working hard these days packing their collection to move to their new space in First, Cleveland, TN new building. Exciting days for sure! In her email she shared some great news about something else going on in their ministry. I asked her if I could post it for her since they are so busy moving. Of course, she said yes! Here's the great news!!



And here's good news from today - - - - one of our younger readers received Christ as… Continue

Added by Morlee Maynard on June 25, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II

Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II

I have only skimmed a few pages but this looks like it will be an excellent book - - especially if you need a gift for a war buff. Not only is it a 365 page devotional but it gives a "unique and concise history of World War II with summaries, maps, and photographs…

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Added by Lynda Harrington on June 16, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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.

Judy McIntosh, RPC Librarian Continue

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

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