Library

CornerBooks

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.


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TICKET TO READ!

Summer Reading Challenge

May 22–Aug 7, 2018
The CornerBooks Library at The Loop Campus loves books — and loves to encourage people to read! Over 1,200 people accepted the Summer Reading Challenge in 2017. Will you get a “Ticket to Read” this summer and get onboard with the challenge?
The Houston’s First family and our guests are challenged to read the following this summer:
  • One book of the Bible – OUT LOUD
  • One Christian biography or missionary book
  • One Christian nonfiction book

You can select books from the nearly 14,000 titles available to borrow from the CornerBooks Library, or you can read books you already own or find somewhere else. We just challenge people of all ages to READ!

So, ready to accept the challenge?

Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Complete the registration form online or in person inside CornerBooks.
  2. Pick up your “Passport To Reading” at The Loop Campus.
  3. Read and record your progress in your Passport / additional reading log or online.

Accept the Challenge!

That's it!

Once you've accepted the challenge, here are some other ways to make the most of your summer reading:

If you have questions about the Summer Reading Challenge, please see the FAQ or contact Ann Zallar at Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org or 713.957.5826.

Reading Recommendations

Need some help on where to get started? Click the link below to find a good place to start.

June Challenge

Read, read, read! Track the any and all books of your choice, and complete to appropriate reading log to qualify for a free meal from Chipotle (207 Heights Blvd. 77007):

  • Children who have completed 5th grade or younger, your challenge is to read 300 or more minutes. Download the form here or pick up a form in CornerBooks.
  • Those who are 6th grade or older, your challenge is to read 300 or more pages. Download the form here or pick up a form in CornerBooks.
  • Once you have completed the challenge, stop by CornerBooks Library to obtain free Chipotle certificate by July 15.

Note: Please add all books read during the June challenge to your passport or reading log.

Three Point Challenge!

Complete the three point challenge!

Read as an individual or a family:

  • One Book of the Bible – OUT LOUD
  • One Christian biography or missionary book
  • One Christian nonfiction book

Stop by CornerBooks Library to obtain a Chick-fil-A treat bag with a coupon for a free sandwich or nuggets.

The first 150 individuals to complete the Summer Reading Challenge will have a chance to win a 4 pack of Astros tickets with seats located behind the dugout!

Note: The more books read in these three categories, the greater your chances of winning a prize at the Celebration on Aug 22!

All reading logs due online or to CornerBooks Library by Tue, Aug 7.

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 14,000 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 and search for resources or renew items online by choosing "Researcher".

CornerBooks Library Collection

LuvYa Reader

LuvYa Reader is an online resource that allows you to select the perfect story for the child you love, then record yourself reading it aloud and email it to them. Within minutes, they will get to hear you read as they see the bright eStorybook unfold on their computer. Share the greatest story ever told, all while creating memories that matter.

Note: In association with CornerBooks Library, you may access these eBooks for free by entering the Promotion Code “legacy” when purchasing your items.

Right Now Media

Right Now Media allows members to access over 10,000 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

Upcoming Events

CornerBooks

  1. 22
    Aug

    Summer Reading Challenge Celebration

    Aug, 22 2018 @ 4:30 pm - The Loop Campus (CornerBooks Library)

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.