Friday, March 31, 2006

National Library Week news

April 2 through 8 is National Library Week. Once again, we will be having a Fine Free Week to celebrate. You may return your overdue items at no charge. We will not require you to pay fines, no matter how long you have had the items out. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get those books and videos back.

Our new items are Orbit by John J. Nance, The House by Danielle Steel, The 10th Circle by Jodi Picoult, Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag, The Hunt Club by John Lescroat, two Hank Zipzer books by Henry Winkler, Toby Tire’s School Bus Safety Video, Scoop’s Favorite Adventures (Bob the Builder) and The Black Stallion, plus a variety of romance novels.

CDs are still available free for the taking. We have a selection of golden oldies to choose from. All you have to do is answer four questions on our super easy quiz. Stop in the library for more information.

The library is open from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Our phone number is 896-2121.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Don't forget those CDs that we are giving away. We still have a good selection left.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

It's time for the CD contest

Answer any four of these questions correctly, and you can have your choice of one CD from our stack.

Find out what Christine Cunningham and Chris Reel have in common, other than being married mothers of two children each.
Having answered #1, now figure out what soda was called in our childhoods.
Read one book from the current New York Times bestseller list. The list is posted in the library.
Tell us the name of the main character in the Cat Who books by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Who wrote From the Timber to the Prairie?
What is the fictional setting of Earlene Fowler’s books
Name one book written about last year’s Illinois basketball team.
What hours is the library open on Saturdays?
Name one magazine on our magazine rack.
What do we charge for hardback books on our sale table?
Find the name of my cat as mentioned on the blog.

Any questions, call 896-2121 or come into the library. You must bring your answers into the library to collect your prize.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

CD Giveaway

We have a selection of CDs of artists from the past - the golden oldies that were popular decades ago - to give away. These are duplicate titles of ones we have added to our collection. We are holding a contest, so easy my cat Sammie could almost (that's a BIG "almost" for Sammie) win. Watch for specifics on this blog and in the Southern Champaign County Today newspaper. The contest is first come, first served. It will end when all CDs have been given away.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

New DVDs

We've just added three more to the collection - Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon; Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley; and Yours, Mine and Ours with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Going to Springfield, Promoting the Library

On March 1, 563 people showed up at the Illinois State Library to meet with lawmakers about library concerns. They attended a rally in front of the State Capitol, with a number of speakers; the highlight of the rally was Richard Norton Smith. He is a historian and biographer, and is best known in Illinois as the first Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, a four building complex in Springfield. Sara Essig, President of the Board of Trustees of the Homer Library, and Chris Reel, Homer Librarian, were among the more than three dozen from the Lincoln Trail Libraries System who attended.