News from the Stacks

Library Ministry - Park Cities Baptist Church - May 2019

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In this Issue:

  • Book Collection for Vickery
  • Ladies Book Brunch – June 1

  • Quick Reviews of Book Brunch Books

  • How to Post Your Review

  • Summer Reading Club

  • New Titles

  • Dig Deeper Into the Sermon Series

  • Read Through the Bible Book Lists

  • Librarians on Mission

  • Log On Tips

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Summer Great Book Giveaway
  • Summer Hours

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Kids' Book Collection for Vickery

Spring cleaning? Why not put your new or gently used children’s books into the hands of young readers in the Vickery area? Studies show that kids who read at least six books over the summer are much more likely to stay on target for reading development. The Library is collecting new or gently used children’s books to donate to Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation (VMDYF). Now through May 19, you can drop off books at the PCBC Library or at the reception desks in the Activities Building, the Commons and the Narthex. Contact Emily Martin, 214-860-3993 for more information.

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Ladies Book Brunch

Saturday, June 1st, 10am-12pm

6808 Pastor Bailey Drive

Dallas, TX

We will be at Concord Church for our next Ladies Book Brunch, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Choose a book to read (when you sign up online) and we’ll discuss it in small groups. Come for light refreshments and plenty of fellowship as PCBC and Concord women get to know one another better.

This event will be free of charge, but PLEASE register online here.

(If you have trouble registering online, just call Emily Martin at 214-860-3993 or email

The PCBC Library has a couple of copies of each book available for checkout.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

You can also purchase these books online here

Purchase directly from Concord Bookstore!

You Can Review, Too!

You, too, can share your thoughts about books in our PCBC Library that you loved or hated. Contact Linda or Emily to update your patron status. Then, log in to OPAC, using your username and PIN. Search the catalog to locate the book you want to review, and double click on the icon of the book’s cover. Then click on the SUMMARY tab. Click the REVIEW or RATE button in the upper right hand corner of the Summary tab. Write your review in the box, or note how many stars you rate. Click the SAVE button. The Library will review your comments and edit slightly if necessary. That’s it! Check the book in a few days, and if you don’t see your review, let the Library know.

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PCBC Library Summer Reading Club 6/2 -7/14

In the Wild. Go from Bewildered to Believing as you read books to earn fun prizes.

Read at your own pace; keep track of your books. Post your Wildlife Pix in the PCBC Library during regular library hours from June 2 until July 14. Ages 3 through 6th grade

Sign up starting June 2 in the Library. For more information, contact Emily Martin at 214-860-3993 or email

New Additions to the PCBC Library Collection

Here are some of the new books that we’ve added to the Library Collection. Also, we’ve added a bunch of new titles to our OverDrive collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks.

Fiction Titles

Non-Fiction Titles

Children's Titles

Link to the PCBC Online Catalog - OPAC

Use it to learn more about these books and all the others in our collection. Log in with your username and password, and you can reserve, renew or even review books. Contact the Library for more information.

Dig Deeper

Power: The Life of King David” will be the April/May sermon series. Some of the best stories of the Bible are in the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. This series will delve into the different aspects of power that drove and led David through his brilliant ascent, his tragic descent, and his steadfast devotion to God. We have put together a Booklist with titles in our Library that will help you dig deeper:

As you keep up with your daily reading in our Year of the Bible, you might want to explore each book in more depth.

Here are the links to the Book Lists on OPAC that have selected titles for the Prophets of the Exile

Remember, all you have to do to see other Book Lists, is go to the PCBC Catalog and click on the LIST tab.

Librarians on Mission

We met Yolanda Martinez during one of our first Ladies Book Brunches. Yolanda is the library director at Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Garland. Yolanda and Emily were together on the PCBC Women’s Mission Trip to South Texas, April 23-27. Here’s a pic of Yolanda and Emily, plus a group photo of the whole team.
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Front row from the left: Debi Newman, Shirley Skipworth, Tina Ladewig, Vicki Holland, Alex Rivas, Zona Parker, Terri Heard, Jovita Martinez. Back row: Kathy McDaniel, Emily Martin, Yolanda Martinez, Linda Stone, Valerie Plaster, Lisa Shirley


Click the Right Button

There’s a new member database at Park Cities Baptist Church. It’s known as TouchPoint, and it’s a treasure trove of useful information. When you go to the PCBC website, you’ll find a Member Login button in the upper right hand corner of each page. It couldn’t be easier to log on and check out your member profile.

But – if you want to access our online patron access catalog, OPAC, don’t confuse the Member Logon button on the Library page with the Account Log On, which is on the Library Catalog.See the Screenshots below for clarification.

It’s just a little confusing if you’re a newbie at this. So check it out and give us a call if you have trouble logging in to OPAC. Hint: You can get directly to our OPAC page and log on using our FREE Librista app on your phone. Or if you’re at your computer, use our tinyurl –

Volunteer at the Library!

We are looking for friendly people who can serve for a few hours per week in the Library! No training needed. Just come share your love of reading with other book fans.

Contact Emily Martin, 214-860-3993,, or drop by the Library for a chat.

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Let's Do it Again! June 9-16

Time for another GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY! We have been spring cleaning and have an abundance of books that we can't keep in the library due to space issues. So stop by the library during our Summer Hours (see below) and browse through our huge selection of books to find your next great summer read!
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Summer Library Hours

It’s feeling like summer and the PCBC Library will have shorter days, starting May 21.

Library Ministry Summer Hours

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday

For more information, call 214-860-3993, or email your librarians, Emily Martin,, or Linda Wachel,