I'm a newbie looking for advice on running our church library. Any suggestions or resources?
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December 27, 2018
April 23, 2013
How would church libraries secure recommendations for nonfiction resources for laity from CRC-affiliated schools?
Nonfiction collection materials in church libraries are difficult to select and I've been wondering if there's some mechanism whereby CRC church libraries could enlist the advice and suggestions of our colleges and universities. For example, instead of wandering into your local Christian bookstore or online vendor and searching through the myriad of selections on, say, self-help or relationships -- there's a lot of trash out there -- could we somehow encourage our colleges and universities to suggest materials for laity that are canonical, foundational, significant and, of course, Reformed in...
March 13, 2013
We've been looking at providing reading materials for the visually impaired. I thought this would be easy but as I delve further into the issue many questions are popping up. Audio books are expensive..how do we know what type of materials would appeal to the readers...do we incorporate this with a locial library and provide the ability to access thru the local library... Do we set up a drop box type of service in the church...how to provide a list of available materials for them to check out? Are there any companies that provide audiobooks at a reasonable cost? We have a few ideas, but would...
August 3, 2011
Does anyone use any kind of library software along with scanners? Just curious if there is anything out there that is free (or relatively low cost), effective, and efficient. I've just gone through all the books in our library trying to make sure the titles were all located and correct - they weren't by a long shot - we're missing over 45 items ... (small library - this is a lot!). Anyway, any and all help is greatly appreciated! Renée
February 19, 2011
I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for getting young people interested in reading Christian books. I loved reading when I was younger and was always in the library, but it seems like the kids in my church aren't interested. It's not that they don't read, I know some of them do, but they don't seem interested in Christian books. I've added newer teen fiction, but I'm hesitant to buy very much when I don't have any feedback about whether they're any good or not. I've tried asking some kids specifically to read a book and let me know if they like it, but it hasn't worked.
February 9, 2011
Hours of work go into creating and crafting a church library. Often it does not have a profile as a mininstry in our churches. How does your church view your Library Ministry? To any who are involved in a Church Library I am interested in a few of the following questions: Please copy and paste the questions into your reply and anwser the following How do you view the church library? Would you say your church library is part of the Ministry Team in your church? Do you have regular contact or input from the pastor, group leaders or council in your church? What would be the biggest area served...
September 23, 2010
Do you know of websites that would interest children or adults that we could add to a church library webpage?
We are almost ready to put our church's library online. I would like to have links to interesting websites for both children and adults. For the adult section I am looking for links to Bible helps or study, further Christian learning, virtual tours of Christian places in the world, Christian art, or basically anything that CRC users might find interesting For the children I would like links to Christian games or fun activities. My dearest wish is for the Banner to put their children's page online. What a resource that would be!! Please send me your ideas or comments.