Saturday, April 29, 2006

What's New???

We have many new books and DVDs on the shelves. Thanks to a gift from the Homer American Legion Auxiliary in honor of their Gold Star Members, we were able to order four books. They are Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too, and The Merck Manual of Health & Aging, which have arrived, and Big Weather – a book about tornadoes, and American Courage, which are on order. We appreciate the gift from the Auxiliary.

Our new adult fiction includes Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark, Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson, Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline, Susannah’s Garden by Debbie Macomber, The Saddlemaker’s Wife by Earlene Fowler, When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury and The Innocent Libertine by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn.

Our new junior books are The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Our new DVDs are The Chronicles of Narnia and Dr. Dolittle 3. Donated DVDs include four of the television series Bonanza, a total of 26 episodes, and Johnny Cash at “Town Hall Party.”

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Favorite Places in Illinois - Starved Rock

This is a jewel of a state park, not what you would expect in such a flat state. Located in Utica along the Illinois River, it features canyons. During the week and in the spring, it is not busy as it will be in the summer. The bluebells and other spring wildflowers are in bloom. The trails are well maintained and marked. The Lodge offers a variety of meals on the menu throughout the day. And there is no charge to visit the park.

Wrapped in Rain

Charles Martin’s first book, The Dead Don’t Dance, was optioned for a Hallmark television movie. His new one is Wrapped in Rain. Martin is a superb storyteller, an author of “God-haunted fiction.” – Bookpage

You will get inside the skin of his characters, and learn to love them. You will also get a big taste of the South, and learn the old informal name of Jacksonville, Florida.

Have you read a book recently that you especially enjoyed? Tell us about it. Write it down and we'll post it on the blog.

Attention Senior Citizens

Circuit Breaker applications and Form IL-1363 are now available in the library. The program also includes a license plate discount and help paying for prescription drugs.

Friday, April 21, 2006

What's new in the Homer Library??

A variety of new books will arrive on Tuesday, April 25. Give us some time to get them processed and you will be able to take home a future bestseller.

“Thank You” to whoever has donated the Bonanza and Johnny Cash DVDs. They are much appreciated, and will put in circulation as soon as we can get them processed.

Have you read a good book lately? Give us a written synopsis or report and we’ll put in on this blog for the benefit of other readers.

The CDs are going fast, but a few are still available. They are totally free.

We are open from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Our phone is 217-896-2121.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In Orbit

Have you read the latest by aviation expert, John J. Nance? Looking forward to when commercial space travel is available, for a steep price, Nance places his protagonist, Kip Dawson, in orbit, with fuming wife back home, and a catastrophic event occuring in space. What happens then has lessons for all of us.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter and free CDs

We're still offering free CDs of golden oldies. Forget the quiz. All you have to do is choose which one or ones you want. Please. We want to give them away!!

The storms have moved away. The grass is green. The air is warm. This is perhaps the most beautiful time of the year, at least when it's not storming. Let's hope for a beautiful, sunny day tomorrow as we celebrate all that Easter means!

Our newest DVD is The Chronicles of Narnia.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Easter Weekend hours

There are no changes in our hours this weekend. We will be open until 7 p.m. Friday evening, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, as usual.