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Book Clubs

Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.

Book Clubs

Many people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others.  It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the same book; and while it is especially fun if you both loved the book, there is also something to be said for…


Added by Debbie Dehart on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

Blue Valley Baptist Church, Olathe, KS

Fay Hudnall is leader of the Blue Valley church library which has two locations—their main campus and their Ridgeview campus. She asked me to post their story.


After losing every item in our Ridgeview campus church library due to water line breaks across the hall and above the library, the Ridgeview campus library of Blue Valley…


Added by Morlee Maynard on July 24, 2019 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

Yearly Devotional Exchange

I mentioned this in a previous post regarding an abundance of Devotionals and what to do with them.  Thought it would be a good idea to post here as this works well at our church.  We have an annual devotional exchange which takes place on the last Sunday in December and the first Sunday of January.  All of our existing devotionals are put on tables in the foyer on the last Sunday of the year.  Our members are encouraged to bring in their used devotionals and get new ones.  Over the two…


Added by Susan Buchholz on December 12, 2019 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

International Day in the library

Every November our church has an International Mission emphasis week. Our WMU and children’s mission groups lead the church in learning about missionaries in certain areas around the world. Our library staff decided this year we would not only support this church wide emphasis with resources, but with a hands-on International Day event in the library. In September, we started asking for volunteers who had lived in, visited, or been on a mission trip to…


Added by Susan Swisher on January 11, 2020 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Forty Years And Growing

Our church library was started, I believe, about 40 years ago.  At the time it consisted of just a few shelves.  About 36 years ago, it was taken over by a dedicated lady in our church who grew the library to thousands of items and a good circulation.  When a new sanctuary was built, she was able to have a space for the library added right near one of the exits, just steps away from the sanctuary and that visibility has been such a boon for us.

Six and a half years ago, I was…


Added by Debbie Dehart on June 1, 2019 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

A Church Library Currently in Transition

Back in January (2019) our pastor and staff started the process of assessing all the ministries of our church as to how each on aligns to the mission, vision, core values, and discipleship process of our church. They determined that our library ministry needed to move in the same direction our church family is going.

On March 27th, I officially became the library team…


Added by Morlee Maynard on May 31, 2019 at 4:30pm — 26 Comments


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