Marlene Boven

About Me: 

I grew up in GR and graduated from GR Central Christian High.

I married a dairy farmer and have been enjoying life in McBain, Mi for 40 years. We have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

I worked as the librarian for Northern Michigan Christian school in McBain for 22 years.

I am the librarian at the Cadillac CRC church in Cadillac, MI.

I am currently a deacon and I love the NETWORK !


I enjoy books, gardening, photography, rock hunting and garage sales.

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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.
Church Libraries
  • Hi Jo,

    I am a member of the National Church Library Association. Membership is $55 a year. The link to them is.... 

  and Im usually find...

  • Hi Jo,

    I wonder if we can rename this forum from Church Library to Church Library Ministry.

    I feel the church library in  our CRC churches are untapped learning resources and...

  • Yes!!!!!!!!!!!  I would love to have the CRC develope a site like the One Year Bible Journey. It would be awesome to think about reading the same thing as our fellow CRC brothers and sisters at...

  • How do you view the church library? 

    I view the library as a service, as a ministry and as a way to practice good stewardship of our resources.


    Would you say your church...

  • I am looking for a book(s) dealing with homosexuality from a CRC viewpoint for our church's library.

  • Thanks, Jolanda, That looks like a great site!!

  • Hi,

    I'm Marlene Boven at Cadillac CRC in Cadillac, Michigan. We, too, have a collection of around 2500 books plus audio books and DVD's. I am so happy to have other Christian librarians to...