Friday, February 24, 2006

More New Stuff

Here's our latest:

2 new DVDS:
The Gospel
Stuart Little 3

3 new Books
The 5th Horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown
5 new romance novels

This and That

The Champaign Public Library has announced that they will no longer place out of system library loan requests for patrons of other libraries. In other words, if you want a book that is not available from the Lincoln Trail Libraries System, you must place the hold through your local library.

Today was RIF (Reading is Fundamental) day at the Heritage Grade School. Children in grades kindergarten through fourth chose a book to keep. Cindy Happ read to each of the classes after they made their selection.

Friday, February 17, 2006

A Moratorium on donations of books

Thank you so much to all of you who have donated books to us recently. And thanks to all who have purchased those donated items from us!

However, we're full up. Please hold off on donating any more until we can sell down what we have. We can still take donations of CDs, DVDs, and VHS movies.

We greatly appreciate your support.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Accelerated Reader Tests

The Homer Library has purchased ten more AR tests for use at the school. All the tests we purchase are for books that are available in this library, and may or may not be available in the school library. This serves to increase the number of titles that children may read in the AR program.

The new tests are for the following books:
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Great Redwall Feast by Brian Jacques
Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers
Look to the Hills by Patricia McKissack
My Lone Star Summer by D. Love
River by Gary Paulsen
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored by Gail Karwoski (a Lewis and Clark story)
Standing in the Light by Mary Osborne

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

New Award Winning Book

Criss Cross by Lynn Rae Perkins won the Newberry Medal this year. Thanks to a local patron, we have a copy ready to be checked out. Fourteen year old Debbie wishes and waits for something good to happen to her, something special.

Several other award winning children's book will be arriving soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

What's the latest??

What’s new in here? To start, there are two new, interesting junior books, Small Steps by Louis Sachar, and Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith And there’s Pig on the Titanic by Gary Crew, based on a true story.

Adult fiction includes To Darkness and To Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming, Sea Change by Robert B. Parker, The Witness by Illinois resident Dee Henderson, The Noble Fugitive by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn, and Last Light by Terri Blackstock

In adult non-fiction we have Marley and Me: life and love with the world’s worst dog by John Grogan, and Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Our new DVDs are The Legend of Zorro and The Pink Panther.

The IRS has notified the Homer Post Office that tax forms will no longer be available there. We have both state and federal forms at the library. We are open 2-7 weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Our phone number is 896-2121. We are located in the Homer Village Hall at 101 N. Main Street.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Two New DVDs

Our latest are The Legend of Zorro (read a review at and The Pink Panther. Check them out!