Lynda Harrington's Ideas (9)

Accelerated Reader Books

We have recently discovered that many of our "JF" books are in the Accelerated Reader Program in the elementary schools.  We are promoting this with our church family which will help increase circulation in addition to giving the public school children an alternative to any secular titles in their classrooms. 

Our FBC Library Workers have gone to the …


Added by Lynda Harrington on October 29, 2012 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments


We had one of our quarterly associational library meetings tonight.  The program was an overview presentation of ECLM.  One of the workers at our church had broken it down into (paper) notebook form to show everyone how easy it is to understand and complete.  By the end of our meeting, a couple of the directors had challenged each other to see who could work towards the most certificates by August.  We are excited to see what fruit will be produced over the next three months.  This is a…


Added by Lynda Harrington on May 8, 2012 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Winter Reading Program

Who is going to have a winter reading program?   Ours begins on January 15 and will continue through the last Sunday in March.  It is for adults only since we have one for the children in the summertime.  In addition to prizes awarded through our church, we combine with other churches in our Baptist Association to draw for additional gifts.  Our adults look forward to this promotion each winter.  It starts the new year with…


Added by Lynda Harrington on December 1, 2011 at 12:35pm — 3 Comments

Praise for Zondervan

We have had some trouble with pages falling out of a few of our "I Can Read" Series of children's books.  I contacted Zondervan and they have been extremely helpful in trying to correct this problem for future printing and binding.  They even offered to replace our damaged books.  Our library staff was very impressed with their attitude and want to give them a public thank you and 'pat on the back'.…


Added by Lynda Harrington on July 20, 2011 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Promotion Through Blogging

How many of you are using blogs to promote your library?  We began one this past year and have been very happy to have a resource that we can update as often as we have ideas.  Anyone with a Gmail account can start a blog through Blogspot for free.   There are others available, too, but this is the one I know how to use.  You can visit ours at … Continue

Added by Lynda Harrington on July 17, 2011 at 11:41am — 7 Comments

Summer Reading

How many of you are doing a summer reading program?  Ours will begin this Sunday, May 22 and continue through July 24.  For updates, visit our blog at…


Added by Lynda Harrington on May 17, 2011 at 8:14pm — 5 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!…


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


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…


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


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