As many of you know Grain of Wheat has a wonderful library that is wheeled out every Sunday. What you might not know is that there are many books in storage as well.
Click on the link below to access an online catologue of the GOWC-C Library.
User Name: GOWCC
Some instructions on Using the Site:
From the drop-down menus click on YOUR BOOKS to reveal a list of all the books in the catalogue. Under the YOUR BOOKS is a line of menu choices to enable you to sort through the catalogue to find what you are interested in. If you click on TAGS you will find a list of tags or topics including the number of books on each topic. Then you can click on a topic to see what our catalogue lists on that topic. Note that a book may be listed under more than one tag/topic. Each of the STYLE choices feature slightly different information. For instance if you click on STYLE E you will find the books also have a list of subjects dealt with in each book according to the publisher. If you click on the EDIT SORT (indicated by a symbol with an up and a down arrow) you can choose if you want books sorted by author or by other preference.
Also note that some books are tagged Worship and some are tagged Worship Resource. The latter are selected by the Worship Committee as a resource for leading worship and are signed out in a separate coiled book. It is kept in the store room on the same shelf with these books.
Here are some further comments from our favorite librarian: Albert
Users should note that the library has very limited shelf space and most of the catalogued books are retained in boxes in our storage room. On display are books that seem to be of special current interest. The librarians welcome requests for a title that is in storage.
We are categorizing books through the line marked “tag”. Books are given (or will be given) a subject category such as “Peace and Social Justice” or “Prayer and Spirituality”. We expect eventually to provide more than one category tag to some books, perhaps noting “Fiction” or “Biography”, or perhaps adding a target audience such as “Children”.
Reviews are welcomed and we hope readers will help us with brief notes on content and perhaps their responses to a book.
An owner may be named in the tag line. Typically this is a book that an owner (other than GoWCC) thinks would be of interest to members and wants to make available on loan but she/he wants to retain ownership. If the book is not housed at the church an interested reader should make private arrangements with the owner. The owner may wish to have the library keep track of such a loan. The library committee would like to see members make their books available to others through the website cataloguing. (The Perrott’s left a box of books that they thought might be of interest but they want to get them back when they return.)