Surprise! Summer Reading Challenge is back. Things will be different this year, as everything in our world looks a bit different.
CornerBooks Library has created three different challenges, based upon age:
We challenge you not only in the content that you are reading, but in a few other areas around the house, neighborhood and the world in which you impact.
Current Reading Challenge (July 1–15):
Complete any diagonal line of 3-4 squares and submit to Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org.
You may also link to our recommended reading files if you need help coming up with a book for a particular category. You may not have the exact book at home, but it is our prayer that these ideas will spark an idea in your head of a book you may access nearby. To view our Recommended Reading lists by age group go to: https://cornerbookslibrary.goalexandria.com/ and click SRC. We will send out a system wide email to notify everyone of our opening date for CornerBooks Library.
From now until July 31st, we will be issuing a bi-weekly challenge, encouraging you to send your scanned challenge sheet to Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org or post pictures on social media, tagging CornerBooks, to share the ways in which you are participating in the Summer Reading Challenge at CornerBooks Library.
Happy reading, healthy reading, summer reading – all part of COVID Summer Survival 2020. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The current collection of over 15,000 titles include:
Books — Books on various topics, such as biographies, self-help (dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, abortion, addictions, etc.), church history, Christian life, Christian fiction, cults and world religions, missions and evangelism. Special sections for pre-school students through youth are available, too.
Bible Study Resources — Commentaries and Bibles, surveys and concordances, atlases and dictionaries, lexicons and other tools will help you prepare for a lesson or to simply deepen your own understanding of God’s Word.
Bible Study Kits — DVDs, CDs, student guides and leader manuals for use when leading a group through a study by John Eldredge, Beth Moore, Ben Stuart, Gary Smalley or others.
DVDs and CDs for all ages!
CornerBooks book drop is located to the left of the front of CornerBooks along the brick wall. The book drop is available all hours Houston's First Baptist Church doors are open!
View CornerBooks Library Collection with the following link.
Watch the video below to learn how to search / place items on hold in Alexandria.
NOTE: If you receive the notice “Renewal Failed”, your item is on hold for another patron and can NOT be renewed. Please return that item to CornerBooks Library at your earliest convenience.
The following resources are available with unlimited FREE access as a part of the purchase of Bible Study Kits by Houston's First:
To access these videos, please email Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org.
Right Now Media allows members to access over 20,000 Christian videos from any device that has internet access. Live online streaming of small group studies for home, office or school as well as great children's videos. To join Right Now Media free of charge, simply click the 'Right Now Media' button and complete the online form to become a member.
Other Resources — A variety of newspapers, magazines, audio books, and sermons from popular speakers.
Research Assistance — Staff members can assist Bible study leaders with research as they prepare lessons, or find materials that are relevant for your needs.
Logos Bible Software — Computers equipped with this Bible study tool are available for your use—for free! It’s an award-winning program that Pastor Gregg recommends.
STEP Bible — STEP Bible is a Tyndale House project to build high quality FREE reliable Bible tools available on the comfort of your own electronic device. Please view this brief video explanation to see if this resource is useful for your study.
If you have a great Christian resource that you would like to see added to our collection, please complete a Book Recommendation Form so that we can review the item and add it to our wish list if appropriate.
CornerBooks Library operates primarily by the generosity of donations. Please review our current wish lists and if you have a copy of any of these titles at home that you would be willing to part with, know that your donation will find a happy home with us, circulating to a multitude of First Baptist homes. We also accept monetary donations in honor of a special event (birthday, graduation, anniversary), or in memory of an individual. Book plates will be placed in items that are donated to the library for such special occasions and the memory of this occasion can be shared for generations to come. You can also donate books through our Amazon Wish List.