Debbie Dehart
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  • Schoolcraft, MI
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Question about a Conference for Librarians
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If you were to attend a conference for church librarians, what are some workshop options you'd like to see? What interests you, what would you find helpful in your job as a church librarian?Thanks!Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Nov 10.

Library Newsletter
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Does anyone else here put out a library newsletter?  What kinds of things do you put in it?  We started one last October, which has grown in scope quite a bit and I'm interested to know what others…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Elizabeth Speer Jan 25.

Just found this site!
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Hello, my fellow-church-librarians!  I had surgery a few days ago and have been taking advantage of this bed-ridden time to find some library-related sites on-line, and came across this one.  I'm…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Dehart Apr 12, 2014.

 

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Linda S replied to the discussion 'Question about a Conference for Librarians'
"*Setting up the Children's Collection --- this being early childhood (Infant thru 7 year-old) --- part of discussion may be of how to best adapt/utilize the Dewey Decimal System in order to organize interest areas.   *Ideas / ways to…"
Nov 10
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Question about a Conference for Librarians

If you were to attend a conference for church librarians, what are some workshop options you'd like to see? What interests you, what would you find helpful in your job as a church librarian?Thanks!See More
Nov 10
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"Here are some we've added: The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Rascal by Sterling North Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane A Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton Porter Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain Johnny Tremain -…"
Nov 7
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Collection Development' in the group Michigan Church Librarians
"I would add to the authors  Denise mentioned: Cynthia Ruchti (both fiction and non-fiction); John Stonestreet; Nancy Pearcey; Abdu Murray."
Oct 25
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"I love Madeleine L'Engle's books too but be careful....they are not all suitable for a church library.  A House Like A Lotus is definitely not suitable.  And while I love the original Time trilogy - A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind in…"
Oct 1
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How do you get "Free Books"?'
"You might try to find out if there are any larger church libraries in your area which might be weeding, or which receive donations they can't use. Thrift stores - not free, but cheap. If they are run by a church or other Christian organization,…"
Sep 30
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Scanner for ISBN etc.'
"I bought the one from LibraryThing, one for the library and one to use at home.  I think it was 15 bucks and it works great."
Sep 30
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Paid Church Librarians'
"Not paid.  "
Sep 19
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Locking library door'
"I agree - you wouldn't think it.  We have books disappear now and then but we suspect it's because someone takes it without signing it out, and then forgets they have it...and we have no way of knowing they have it!"
Jul 29
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Locking library door'
"Oh my goodness, what a drag!!!  We use a chromebook, which sits on the desk all morning (though we lock it in a cabinet when no one is there).  I never thought of it being taken during a service.  yikes."
Jul 28
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Locking library door'
"Do you mean you've had books stolen? Or are you displaying something else? We have a rack for new books out in the hallway and we just leave them there.  We don't lock the library anymore, either...but if you aren't staffing your…"
Jul 28
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to organize/classify fiction?'
"I would find this to be a bit of a headache, but if you like the idea, morr power to you! we just have one large fiction area, arranged alphabetically by author. However, i do add genre labels to many books (we get labels from demco) and i also…"
Jul 22
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'Library staff problem'
"Can you talk to your pastor about it?  I guess I would start there. "
Jul 22
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How to Label DVDs ?'
"We keep it pretty simple. DVD followed by the first three letter of the title, and J DVD and the first three letters, for the kids’ ones (and yes, we do put all Veggietales under VEG so they are shelved together). DVD’s which are…"
Jul 22
Debbie Dehart and Jean Anthony are now friends
Jun 11
Debbie Dehart replied to the discussion 'How do I modernize a traditional church library?' in the group Michigan Church Librarians
"I confess I had to look it up but when I did - yes, I know where Jones is!  My son-in-law is from Edwardsburg. Our church is in Portage, just north of Schoolcraft. I'm vaguely familiar with Lapeer, in fact we drove by it yesterday - my…"
Jun 11

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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…

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Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Winter Reading Challenge

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...



A…

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

Summer Reading Update

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…

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Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:09am

Summer Reading Program at our church



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…

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Posted on May 23, 2015 at 7:36pm — 7 Comments

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