Saturday, July 22, 2006

Please welcome Holly back

Holly has been on medical leave since mid-May. Please welcome her back when you come in.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Photos from the final session of the Summer Reading Program 2006 may be viewed at the library. They are located in the denim backed photo album.

Voyage to Book Island 2006

Wednesday, July 19, was the final program of our Summer Reading Program 2006, Voyage to Book Island. The children played games, and enjoyed snacks. We held a hula hoop tournament throughout the seven weeks, and the two children with the best times, of those who were present the last day, got to take home the hoops.

Prizes were awarded to all who attended. Rick Bates of the Homer Country Market, Christine Cunningham of the Homer Emporium, David Groth of Fazoli’s in Champaign, and Monical’s Pizza supplied food and prizes for the children.

It is just over one month until school starts again. We encouraged the children to keep reading, even though the Summer Reading Program is over. They will have an easier time when school starts again, than if they neglected to read.

Our thanks to the parents and day care people who brought the children and encouraged them to participate, and to Sue Jones for her assistance.

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Big Dig

Have you heard of the recent tragedy in Boston where part of a tunnel broke away and killed a motorist? The tunnel was part of the Big Dig.

Growing up in southeast New Hampshire, I heard rumors of corruption in regard to the building of a highway that skirted Boston. I believe it may be part of I-95 now. The rumors were of shoddy workmanship in particular, and probably cost overruns, and whatever else people could get away with. Such rumors surrounded the Big Dig project, too. So much so, that author Linda Barnes wrote a book by that title, The Big Dig. The book came out in 2002, the collapse occurred in 2006, and now authorities have a huge job ahead of them in making sure the rest of the project is safe. Be glad you don’t have to drive it!

If you want to read the book, the Homer library has a copy.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Homer Birthday calendar

If you have never received a Homer birthday calendar, you can sign up for next year's at the library. If you have gotten a calendar in the past, someone will be contacting you about next year's. Just wait for their call.

Friday, July 14, 2006

That .... front door lock

We're still having trouble with the front door locking when it shouldn't. I've been keeping the side door unlocked. However, it's harder to open. If the sign says it's unlocked, it is unlocked. You just have to try harder--- a lot harder!! Hopefully the situation will get resolved soon!!

If you still can't get in, please call us. 896-2121

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Reading Opportunities

As promised, here is a list of our latest acquisitions!

Promise Me by Harlan Coben
Full Scoop by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen
A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury
On Every Side by Karen Kingsbury
The Husband by Dean Koontz
Yukon Quest by Tracie Peterson, 3 books in one
Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
Coming Out by Danielle Steel

For the young people we have:
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett
Rain on My Wings by Evelyn Horan

The last one deals with child molestation by a relative. It is geared for young adult readers.