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Misc. Baptist Resources

Additional Texas Baptist Camps

Camp Broadway

8400 Eagle Mountain Cir. Ft. Worth, 76135
817/237-2936
Email
 

Campamento Getsemani

P. O. Box 420665 Del Rio, 78842
830/765-3538
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Grayson Baptist Resort Ministry

29023 Preston Rd Pottsboro, 75076
903/786-4701
 

The Helm

2034 Max Road Mead, 73449
580/924-7919

The First Baptist Church library is a ministry that exists to collect and share media that supports the educational ministry of our church and that supports a Christian lifestyle with persons in our church and community. It seeks to provide the highest quality of Christian media materials available for all ages. The library ministry not only seeks to encourage Christian growth, but hopefully serves as an outreach into the unsaved and non-churched people of our community.

Locations

The Library is located on the ground floor of BUILDING C (2-story building) on the Education Campus. It is on the south end of the hallway across from room C-101.

The Mobile Library can be found in the WORSHIP CENTER MALL on Sunday mornings and in the MULTI-PURPOSE BLDG. on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. You can even request for items to be delivered to the mobile library. Stop by the mobile library to make your request or email Frances.

Book Donations

Financial gifts and memorials are always welcome. You may even choose the books to be purchased if you’d like.

Books that are donated should always be brought to the Library ONLY during Library hours (see schedule at right) OR to the church office during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please DO NOT drop off book donations outside the Library.

Please Note: We cannot accept books that are more than 5 years old, have discolored pages or are excessively worn. Book mold is a common occurence in older books and can cause serious illness to the handler or reader. We are no longer accepting VHS tapes.

If you have questions about any books that you wish to donate, please call the church office, 251-3052, during office hours.

General reading features several hundred titles of varying interest to our patrons. Books that are non-fiction, fiction, biographical in nature are available for circulation.

Younger and middle children may enjoy their own reading center in the library where they may enjoy picture books, Easy Reader chapter books for young beginners, and special topic items. Audio books, CDs, and DVDs are also available for circulation but only with parent in the company of the child at the time of check out.

The young adult and older children area encourages Christian values and has children’s literature, research materials and includes books and materials for public, private and home school assignments.

History and Archives helps share the legacy of this church and community. This service anticipates growth, activity and organization in the near future. The church membership is asked to contribute from their own collections archive materials that can be preserved for the benefit of maintaining our historical identity.

Operation Policy

  • All library personnel are selected and approved by the Library Ministry Committee.
  • Only church members or those involved in special programs of First Baptist Church may check out books and other materials in accordance with library procedures.
  • All materials may be checked out of the library for two weeks
  • Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to check out materials from the library.
  • Library patrons are responsible for all materials checked out from the library. In the case of lost or damaged materials, the patron is expected to pay for the replacement of such. 

Gifts to the Library

Gifts are a very important source of adding to the collection of the library. Monetary gifts can be given through the church office or in the offering place as long as the gift is designated for the library. One giving a monetary gift to the library also has the option of dedicating a book to someone who has died or to someone living who deserves recognition in some way. The Library Ministry Committee discourages people purchasing books on their own for the library. In this case, there is the risk of purchasing a duplicate book or purchasing one that for some reason could not be approved by the committee. At no time will provisional gifts be accepted.

Selection Policy

The Media Library of First Baptist Church affirms these selection guidelines to insure that the highest quality materials are provided to church members and guests. All materials are subject to approval by the library staff and church leadership with the library director carrying the major responsibility of selection.

  • Media will be selected with the characteristics of our people in mind, which will determine our general collection choices: age, culture, locale, educational background, spiritual maturity, denominational background, special interests and needs.
  • A primary focus of selection will be materials, which support the various church programs
  • All materials will be of sound doctrine and scriptural interpretation. Titles related to religious groups and their beliefs should be objective in content. Materials should nurture the believer, proclaim the gospel, and call us to minister and worship the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • All materials will be constructive in influence and morally sound.

 

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