Libraries and Blogging

March 5, 2009 at 11:16 am 2 comments

I’m mulling how to help you use the resources at the church library more…whether to put a sporadic post here about exciting stuff going on there, or whether to start a new blog for it.  Not sure.  I may upload it to the church website.

In any case, while I’m mulling, here’s some exciting stuff I can’t wait to get to.  I hope you’ll look around the place, rather than complaining about some outdated resources (donate some new stuff and we can get rid of it!), find something that meets you where you are!  There is TONS of it.  If you don’t know where to start, ask me or one of the other church librarians.  Libraries are mixes with all sorts of blessings, for all sorts of people, in all sorts of places.  Our church library helped ground me and expanded my horizons.  I hope you’ll find that it enriches your life as well.

Here are a few books that caught my attention, some on the shelves, some about to be catalogued.

If you see a book not yet cataloged and you can’t wait for it, let one of us know!  We’ll work something out!

Library Committee This Year:  Yours Truly, Lynette J., Lisa T., Cherl G.

I had written out a very cool little book description or review on each of these and it got lost!  I don’t have time to do it again at the moment, but here are still some books I’m chomping at the bit to squeeze in…well, somewhere!  Throughout my life, books have made a HUGE difference when I needed direction.  Follow where you are, and find that resource that helps you plod the better path, whether it’s by exceptional, wholesome fiction, or a great resource book you REALLY need right now.  Just take ONE idea away from it, and it will probably change your life, even if you don’t have a lot of time to read.  Surround yourself with great resources, no matter where you are in life!

We are in the process of still inserting steel supports in the new library, and tearing out more block to make room for a new window-door unit like the one on the church offices to lend some design integrity to that area.  We had hoped to be finished with the shell in March, however, the storms delayed some of those plans by nearly a month.  We hope that we will see a move by fall.  Lots to do in the meantime to get ready to move!

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  • 1. MizB  |  March 9, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Ooo! I have “Love Beyond Reason” in my collection — have only read a bit of it, so far. And, “Food & Love” looks really good! Too bad I don’t live close enough to come to your library! LOL 😛

  • 2. Cindy  |  March 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Need to thin out my collection. I have some good, current stuff to bring.

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