This is like the spot at the beginning of church services where the latest news is shared.  Similarly if you’re late, you can always go back later and find out somewhere in print what you missed.  Check here for the latest news!

Remember users of CELC Library can also leave comments that will go to the church librarian/webmaster.  Thank you for using our library.

May 2018

The library remains in storage, but books related to specific times of the year are being stored by the librarian in her home to bring out and feature as needed.   New Christian Music CDs will no longer be cataloged.  Instead a basket with an honor system of checkout, “Take – Listen – Return” has been placed on the cart where items are available during construction.  Now that a time in the church and chronological year has arrived with no holidays, donated books are being added to the collection and featured on the cart.

October 2017

Calvary has begun its building renovation which includes moving the library into Storage!  The storage is not going to be accessible.  Because of that, all holiday, including books related to the coming 400th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses have been set aside by the librarian to feature.  Right now that featured area is just outside Pastor Jonathan’s office, but will probably have to move at times.  Look for it.  If you want something that is among the holiday material and it’s not on display let the librarian know.  Children’s videos are being kept at present by the Youth Ministry, so ask Terri.  Returns should be laid on the display area or, better yet, in the library mailbox.

December, 2014

Unlike the beginning of services at church, there have been surprisingly few reasons to make an announcement this year.  Calvary’s library is 100% volunteer produced.  Trying to feature Advent books it became obvious that it’s a good idea to explain how to use the search feature.  Advent is also part of the words Adventure, Adventures, Adventuring, and probably more.  As a result putting Advent in the search box pulls up many books beyond the season.  To find just Advent, look at the end of the brief record where it says “Tagged as.”  Also keep clicking where it says “Older posts” until there are no more.

To make holiday and seasonal book finding easier, “Adventuring in Advent” is the first of the Reading Suggestions being added to that section.  (There’s a link to Reading Suggestions at the top of each page here.)

December, 2013

WordPress sent this summary:

2013 Annual Report

Crunchy numbers

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

In 2013, there were 808 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,300 posts. There were 11 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 265 KB. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 4th with 67 views. The most popular post that day was Parker – Beyond a reasonable doubt.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for What teens need to succeed 2012 and My dad loves me my dad has a disease.

Where did they come from?

73 countries in all!

Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

Hope to see you in 2014!

October, 2013

Be sure to click on Reading Suggestions (at the top of each page) for booklists.

So far we have these genre lists:

  • Mysteries and Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

September, 2013

Audio and Video now each have separate pages here.  Click on them at the top and then click the spreadsheet to view our holdings.  Book information has been cleaned up and now some long overdue additions to the library’s collection has begun, but the entire library catalog is now online.

June, 2013

All Adult  and Juvenile books have been added to the online collection.  Right now we’re in the final clean-up of information,  Audio has a separate page with a spreadsheet listing our holdings, and a similar list of the Video collection is underway.  Then some long overdue additions to the collection will be possible.

March 21, 2012

The Young Adult collection was completely entered by the end of February.  The Adult book collection is 3 or 4 times as large, so it will take longer to list.  Prowling books as they are added and also the various Tags and Subject terms are a great way to discover interesting reading.  Come visit the library!

February 21, 2012

The catalog is growing.  Volunteers to help input items will be gratefully accepted!

When looking at information, please remember to click the “Continue reading” link to see the full information normally seen on a catalog card.  Only the newest entries show the full information automatically.

February 5, 2012

This catalog is now starting to add items from the existing card catalog.  Because Young Adults are both our church’s future and are especially likely to use the internet, these first items will be the Young Adult collection.  ENJOY!

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