Morlee Maynard's Ideas (36)

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…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on May 31, 2019 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments

Birthday Wishes to Maxine Bersch Lovern

Today, January 23, 2019, is Maxine's 100th birthday. You are invited to send your greetings to Maxine by doing so through your comments here. We love you, Maxine!…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on January 23, 2019 at 7:50am — 31 Comments

Facts & Trends Article: Domestic Violence

I was thrilled to get yesterday's edition of Daily Insights from Facts & Trends. The feature article is right on point about how our churches are dealing with domestic violence today.

Note that at the end of the article where the author asks the question: "How can ministry leaders help these women so they don't become another tragic statistic?" her third recommendation points to…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Facts and Trends

Do you have a subscription to Facts & Trends? I encourage you to get the new digital edition which replaced the print edition this Fall. Many libraries have had the print edition in their collections for years. Since that is no longer possible, I highly recommend library team members subscribe to this newsletter.

If you are unfamiliar with Facts & Trends, click…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on October 26, 2018 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

On Reading Well

Just released by Brazio (Baker Books). I can't wait to use this book with a small group on Wednesdays at my church. I'm thinking it will be a perfect book for a small group study or book club sponsored by church libraries. Some of you have pastors and staff who discount the value of fiction for making disciples. Here's a book that is highly recommended to pastors and staff as well as the rest of us.

Have you…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2018 at 9:42am — 3 Comments

Vicki Watson's Sonrise Stables Series

Vicki is a member of the CLN. Check out the information she is providing about her books.

Click here to open the series. Click on each book cover to see Vicki's description of the book.

Thanks, Vicki!

Added by Morlee Maynard on October 24, 2017 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Vacation Bible School 2017

Would you share your stories about VBS this year? How did your library participate? Any pictures? You can add pictures here or go to Photos. Let's share ideas as we get ready for next year!

Added by Morlee Maynard on July 5, 2017 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

One of our CLN members has just released a new book!!

Maxine Bersch, one of our long time members, just released a new book!! Check it out by clicking on the cover!! Congratulations, Mackie!!…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2016 Memorial Day Experiences

How did your church's library observe Memorial Day this year? Share your experiences here and post your display pictures in Photos.

THANKS!

Added by Morlee Maynard on May 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

Our 2016 Easter Experiences

How did God minister to people during this Easter through your church library?

Added by Morlee Maynard on March 25, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Our 2015 Ministry Highlights

We would love to hear about your church's library ministry highlights! Follow the prompts and share your stories. While you share about 2015, be sure to share your plans for 2016.

Added by Morlee Maynard on December 28, 2015 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Barna Update: The State of Books and Reading in a Digital World

What are your thoughts about these research findings by the Barna Group?

Added by Morlee Maynard on October 29, 2015 at 6:33am — 6 Comments

Theme Ideas for this Fall

Share with us what theme or themes you are using this Fall. Use the Comments post below.

Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2015 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Church Library Ministry Vision Statement

Donna Duncan from First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia recently joined the CLN. She shared their need to develop a vision statement that will help them serve their 21st Century church. One of our realizations in recent years has been the importance of our church libraries connecting in strategic ways to the vision statements of our churches. Let’s start a discussion on how our library teams have done that. Would you share how you did that and how you use this vision of where your…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on September 15, 2015 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

DVD Storage

Rose Newcomb, First Baptist Church, Cami, IL sent in the following:

Our church library purchased one of the tall DVD spinner type storage units a couple years ago.  When it was assembled, we didn't think it was stable enough to stand alone in the library.  One of the  librarian's husband, Tom Smith, figured out a way to attach it to the wall.

Tom just attached another spinner like the one that was on the bottom to the top and attached the storage unit to the…
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Added by Morlee Maynard on July 8, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2014 Accomplishments and 2015 Goals

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.

Added by Morlee Maynard on December 31, 2014 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

A Check Points Experience

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 …

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Added by Morlee Maynard on June 2, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

Memorial Day Stories

What did your library team do this year to remember our veterans? Take a few minutes to share your stories here. 

Added by Morlee Maynard on May 26, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

The CLN Celebrates the Ministry of Beth Andrews

Join me in celebrating the ministry of Beth Andrews. Share your love and admiration for Beth as well as your experiences with her through the years.

Thank you, Beth, for letting God use you in our lives in such significant ways. Thank you for all the miles you have traveled on our behalf and for all the words you have written that still guide us today. The…

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Added by Morlee Maynard on May 6, 2014 at 8:15am — 13 Comments

Cool Idea

Peggy Krause sent in this great idea!

What Did I Just Get Myself Into...

Added by Morlee Maynard on February 4, 2013 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

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