Good Ideas: Welcome Station with Mini Children’s Library

Last year our congregation talked about how to make a simple “welcome station” where people could see what’s going on in the congregation and feel welcome as they came inside. The solution was simple: we moved a long buffet in front of a wooden welcome sign we already had. Small metal clips were nailed on the sign where we hang the most current announcements and programs. The buffet has a Keurig and coffee fixings along with current informational materials about our congregation.

There’s also a mini children’s library just next to the Welcome Station. It’s simply a small metal book rack that holds a few books. (It’s not this one, but kind of like it.)Children are free to take them home to borrow, look at them while they’re waiting for church to start, or bring them with them into the sanctuary. Thought some of you might be interested in seeing which titles it currently features! We love this little library, and it’s a simple idea that has great return on investment. Books are:

On the Day You Were Baptized
(I endorsed this one!)

A Church for All (SO SO SO LOVELY!)

Maybe God is Like that, Too

The Lord’s Prayer

God’s Dream

Deep Blue Bible

When God was a Little Girl

Which books are at your welcome center? What do you think would make an impact?

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