from the Billy Graham Library


National Teddy Bear Day

Today marks the annual celebration of National Teddy Bear Day. This cuddly children’s toy is the namesake of our annual winter children’s event – The Teddy Bear Tea. This annual event shares the message of the birth of Jesus Christ to our younger audience—children age 5 and older. Along with story-telling to inspire the children …


Celebrating New Birth

As we wrap another year of Christmas at the Library, we are thanking God. Of those who visited during Christmas, more than 100 gave their lives to Christ! And, as it turns out, there were other new births at the Library this Christmas…


Blogging Year in Review: 6 Most Popular Posts from 2012

As we near the end of the year, we are taking a look back at a few of the most popular posts from 2012. These posts were the most read, shared and commented-on posts of the year. These are the 6 most popular posts of the past year.


From the Perspective of our Volunteers

As Christmas at the Library enters its final weekend, we are blessed to share with you the perspectives of some of our volunteers. Without them, Christmas at the Library wouldn’t be possible. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event happen, and to them, we all say “thank you.” If you haven’t been to see them in action, we hope you come out tonight or tomorrow night.


Elvis, SpongeBob and James Brown at The Library?

On a busy night in December, about 800 people will take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Billy Graham Library. They take one of 10 Victorian-style carriages pulled by horses with names like Elvis, SpongeBob and James Brown.


“CHRISTmas hasn’t been lost”

When I heard about volunteering for Christmas at the Library, my top choice was story time. What better way to spend an evening than reading Christmas stories to a wiggly but intrigued bunch of small children? What I didn’t count on was how much I would be inspired by them.


Christmas at The Library – It’s Finally Here!

Each year when Christmas at the Library ends, we begin preparing for the following year. So, to say we have been looking forward to this day for a long time is an understatement. As you look forward to celebrating this special time of year and perhaps joining us one evening at Christmas at the Library, here are a few things to help you prepare. These are especially handy tips for our friends who will join us for the first time.


“God is in this place”

I have become a regular volunteer at the Library. I’ve realized that this place is such an instrument that God uses.I know that it’s not the building itself, but God is in this place.


Christmas at the Library, That’s a Wrap

With our feet firmly planted into 2012, we thought we’d take the time to give you a short recap of Christmas at the Library 2011. We had such a blessed time throughout the month of December, meeting many of you and your families. (*If you weren’t able to make it, we look forward to meeting …


An Engaging Experience

Christmas at the Library (which is in its last week!) is more than a fun, holiday activity for the family. For some, it’s the perfect opportunity to pop the question! Here are a few stories from this year’s Christmas at the Library festivities. We wish a lifetime of happiness to these beautiful couples. If you …