We do a summer reading program each year, and also usually an adult reading challenge for adults during the winter months. It's usually 7 weeks or so, with the goal to read as many of the 16 genres we put on a bookmark as possible and we give prizes to those who read the most.
This year we're changing it a bit - it will last all year, and the goal is not so much to read the most (although we think we might give prizes) but to plan for spiritual growth and read books all year…Continue
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…Continue
Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.
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…Continue
At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We will give out coupons for signing up and for every book they read, and if we have some real over-achievers, we'll decide towards the end of February what kinds of other prizes we'll give out.
Here are our 16 categories...
Our Summer Reading program has come to an end and I thought I'd give you an update on how it went.
Overall, we were very happy with how it went. Not all of the 75 people who signed up actually participated, but this was probably a good thing, as we were VERY busy and I can barely imagine what it would have been like if they had all been doing it. Here are some things that happened:
1. Our circulation more than doubled during the program. We used to have about 200…Continue
Added by Debbie Dehart on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments
We developed a summer reading program we're calling Berean's (name of our church) Book Bingo.
We have three groups - Beginner (3-gr. 2), Intermediate (gr. 3-6) and Teen (gr. 6-12). I made a different Bingo card for each group; the first two have 25 squares and the Teen card has 20. In each square three there is a different genre or category of book, for example for the Beginner one it includes, among others, Animal story, Bible story, Easy Reader, Author A-D, etc. The others…Continue