The Church Library Ministry at Wesley UMC, Oklahoma City, plans to pilot test a ministry outreach in its urban setting in 2014 by placing a BOOK STOP: Book Swap Library Box, on its property.
The box will offer books on many levels and subjects and will encourage reading and returning to read more. Each book will have bookmarks or stickers inviting people to join the church or attend an event. The name and contact info on the church will be prominently displayed and even a space for prayer requests!
A simple take a book - leave a book procedure, such informal and mini libraries have been popping up around the world. A simple way to encourage reading, providing information, and improving the quality of life for a wide range of community members.
It will be a pilot program to support lifelong learning and literacy, raise awareness of Wesley among its neighbors, provide books to inspire and enjoy, encourage interaction and develop relationships between the church and its community.
The library ministry will also be exploring other ministry outlets to encourage, inspire and motivate people.
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