February 6, 2020
This is my attempt to summarise this document:
Bruce, J. (2020). Media Libraries at Stoneycroft Salvation Army.
- The Bible won’t fit into Sunday mornings.
- Literacy and biblical literacy: struggle.
- Books vs. other media.
- Christian films ~ mixed blessing!
- Bible paraphrases and comics.
- Large print..
B. Potential Aims.
- Get inspiring Christian material to: - our church - other Christians - enquirers
C. Potential Issues.
- Consider the Old Swan area profile: https://liverpool.gov.uk/media/9959/old-swan.pdf
- Reduction in Old Swan bookshops:
- ten charity shops,
- council library.
- Old Swan book clubs.
- 3 Christian bookshops in Liverpool:
- Pauline (Bold Street),
- Tree of Life (Slater Street).
- Christian books available online: Eden, Amazon.
- Does our church have a reading culture?
- On non-returns.
- Low income, less money to spend on books/DVDs.
D. Practical Issues.
- Current situation.
- Think Child-proofing.
- Cost of suitable furniture: hinged cupboards, shelves. 4 x £500 (new); 4 x £100 (2nd-hand).
- Mobile book displays to make accessible to ‘main traffic’ to/from hall.
- Drop-in tea/coffee. Who is available?
- Specific age groups: young kids, school kids, …
- How to promote:
- display at eye-level
- Sunday service
- book reviews in monthly bulletin
- posters outside building
- Website and Social Media
- Put in hands.
- Promote Christian internet resources.
- Lion Handbook
- beware the weird and bizarre
- (N.) T(om) Wright
- J. John