CHURCH LIBRARY MONTH
National Church Library Month in October shines a light on the periodicals, books, and resources available to our parish leaders and congregations.
A flourishing library provides a way for parishioners to continue their church education beyond the Sunday sermon. The church library also gives the classrooms a way to prepare for next Sunday’s lessons. If your church doesn’t have a library, starting even a small one creates the foundation for a growing and reliable resource that will continue to give back to your church family for years to come.
While growing your library, celebrate National Reading Group Month and create a group for your library to meet during October. During the Church Library Month, include a book offering in one service to help grow your library.
HOW TO OBSERVE
This is a good time for church libraries to add more books to their collections and for patrons to help out, either by donating books or volunteering to be the librarian for a day. Use #ChurchLibraryMonth to post on social media.
Evangel Church Library Association founded Church Library Month.
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