Below are links to various resources and articles that ECLA believes will be helpful for libraries, librarians and volunteers within our membership.


What Makes a Christian Book Christian?


Prescription for a Discouraged Librarian – Lynn Austin

Starting a Church Library – Ron Maness

Weeding your church library collection – Shari Potter.


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Christian Library Journal

The Christy Awards – Honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction. Winners and finalists from 2000 to today.

Christianity Today Book Award – Search “CT book awards” with year for the awards.

Christian book awards – Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) awards, as well as annual bestsellers.

DEMCO Library Collection – Care Videos 13 different book repair issues covered in separate YouTube videos.  Good clear instructions with excellent close-ups so that you can see exactly what to do.

Library and Educational Services

Moody Publishers – Moody Publishers is a company that publishes Christian books, founded in 1894 by Dwight L. Moody. Moody, Publishers’ authors include Gary Chapman, Jerry B. Jenkins, Tony Evans, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and John MacArthur.

christianmusicandhymns.comVideos & stories behind hymns.

Linda Weddle’s blog

Church Librarians NetworkA community of church librarians where we exchange ideas and learn from each other how to do Church Library Ministry.

Church Libraries

Chicago First Church of the Nazarene, Shari Potter, librarian,

Grace Pointe Church, Charles Campbell, librarian, https://www.librarycat. org/lib/GracePointeChurch.