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SIGN-UP FOR THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!


DIG


READ great Christian Resources


One Book of the Bible OUT LOUD in your home

One Christian Missionary or Biography

One Christian Non-fiction book


BIG


Book Review, Infomercial, or Graphic


B – Book Review – Describe in WORDS on paper, online, or on Alexandria how this book impacted you or can impact others.


Follow the steps below to write and submit your book review on Alexandria:


  1. Log in to Alexandria using the username (patron #) and password (last name).
  2. Search for and then select the title you want to review.
  3. Click the star rating graphic to the right of the title name to open the “Title Reviews” box.
  4. Click “Write Your Own Review!” under the title.
  5. Next, enter your review for this title. It can be anything from a few short notes or very detailed description on exactly how this book impacted you.
  6. In the upper right corner, choose the number of stars you would like to rank your book on a scale of 1-5 (5 being BEST).
  7. Click “Submit” to save your review, or click “Cancel” to close the dialog without saving your changes.
  8. Under “View Your Reviews” you will see “Thank you for submitting your review, it is currently awaiting approval.”
  9. Choose OK.


Your review will be previewed before posting for others to see.


I – Infomercial – Film a 30-60 second VIDEO explaining how this book impacted you or can impact others.


  • Use a blank background with good lighting
  • Include book title and author
  • Convince others to read YOUR book
  • Limit to 30-60 seconds in length
  • Submit your infomercial online.


            G – Graphic art – get CREATIVE, express how your book impacted you or can impact others through art.


            • Illustrate - Draw
            • Paint
            • Comic Strip
            • Sew / Material Design
            • Clay Formation
            • Photo


            RECOMMENDED READING

            Need recommendations on where to start with Summer Reading Challenge? Check out this list of books you can find in CornerBooks Library.


            For clarification or to submit completed projects, call Ann Zallar at 713.958.5826 or email Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org .


            Become a CornerBooks Library Member

            Welcome to CornerBooks Library! If you are not yet a library patron, please sign up to become a member. You do not need to be a member of Houston's First Baptist Church in order to be a member of CornerBooks Library. Membership privileges in clear standing allows access for checkout of resources, placing items on hold, and renewing items online. Please allow 48–72 hours for a membership number to be assigned.

            CornerBooks Library

            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!

            Resource Return

            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!

            Check Out Our Collection

            View CornerBooks Library Collection with the following link.

            CornerBooks Library Collection

            Learn How to Search / Place Items on Hold

            Watch the video below to learn how to search / place items on hold in Alexandria.

            Instructions to Renew Items Online

            • Go to https://cornerbookslibrary.goalexandria.com/
            • Choose "Status"
            • Enter your library patron number (4-5 digits) for the username and your last name as the password
            • Under “Items Out”, click on the RED arrows in the bottom right hand corner
            • The question, “Are you sure that you want to renew this item?” will appear, click “renew”
            • Your new due date will appear in the pop-up screen
            • Repeat this process for each item you wish to renew.

            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.

            For questions, please call 713.957.5826 or email corner.books.library@HoustonsFirst.org

            Add a Book Review

            We invite you to review books that you have read in the CornerBooks Library collection by completing the steps below to write and submit your book review:

            • Log in to Alexandria using the username (patron #) and password (last name)
            • Search for and then select the title you want to review.
            • Click the star rating graphic to the right of the title name to open the Title Reviews dialog.
            • When the Title Review dialog appears, click “Write Your Own Review!” under the title
            • Select the number of stars that you rate this title (one through five) in the top-right corner
            • Next, enter your review (optional) for this title. It can be anything from a few short notes or something detailed that describes exactly what you liked.
            • Click Submit to save your review, or click Cancel to close the dialog without saving your changes.

            Your review will be previewed before posting for others to see.

            Lifeway Unlimited

            The following resources are available with unlimited FREE access as a part of the purchase of Bible Study Kits by Houston's First:

            • Better by Jen Wilkins
            • Difference Makers by Gregg Matte
            • Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
            • The Faithful by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, Lisa Harper
            • God of Creation by Jen Wilkins
            • Jesus and Women by Kristi McLelland
            • Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt
            • Pathways by Tony Evans
            • 1 Peter by Jen Wilkins
            • Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst

            To access these videos, please email Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org.

            Right Now Media

            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.

            Right Now Media

            Additional Services

            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 BibleSTEP 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.

            Book Recommendation

            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.

            Recommendation Form

            Wish Lists

            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.

            Revelation

            Below are a message series and a teachings series on Revelation by John Bisagno.



            CornerBooks Library is located on the lower level of CornerBooks at The Loop Campus. We operate primarily from generous donations of gently used Christian resources and through dedications, in honor or memory of loved ones. To make a donation, dedication, or for donation receipts, please contact your library staff at Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org.