Saturday, October 28, 2006

What's New?

First - what we don't know. We don't know yet when we're moving. There are things to be worked out, preparations to be made. We will be moving 12,360 books, 170 music CDs, 820 DVD and VHS tapes, and 27 magazine titles with at least three years of issues of each title. Plus desks, tables, chairs, machines, shelving, supplies etc. It will be a big undertaking, even in a small library.

The first Reading is Fundamental (RIF) distribution will take place soon. Three times each school year, we give each child in grades kindergarten through fourth a free book of her or his choosing. Any books leftover from that (and we always have more RIF books in inventory) will need to be moved, also.

Our new books this week are Family by Karen Kingsbury, Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker and Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. We also have four DVDs on the United States Constitution.

We still need your input on audio books. Please see our blog entries of October 17 and October 20 for the link to the online survey, which is in two parts. Or you may get a paper copy of the survey in the library. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Help Wanted

The Homer Library (Homer,Illinois)is looking for someone who would like to work on an occasional basis in the library doing clerical work. It would mainly entail checking items in and out, reshelving materials, and helping patrons. Anyone interested can call 217-896-2121, or come to the library at 101 N.Main, Homer. We are in the village hall, second door on the right.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Survey Part Two

Copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the second part of the survey. Your input is very much appreciated!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Library News Today


The End is here! Really! Literally. As Lemony would tell you, “The end of THE END can be found at the end of THE END.” Anyway, The End, Book the 13th by Lemony Snicket is in. Is it really THE END? Read the book and see what you think.

Other new books this week include Echo Park by Michael Connelly, Short Straw by Stuart Woods, The Collectors by David Baldacci, Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans, When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin and The Innocent Man by John Grisham.

Our five cent book sale continues indefinitely. Come in and find some treasures.

You may have read in the newspaper that this library will be receiving a $3,000 grant for materials. We have specified that we will purchase non-fiction audio books. We want to know what you would like to hear. A survey is available online and in the library for you to register your interests. See the previous post for the link to the online survey. What you will see is part one. Please check back later for part two.

Attention Homer Illinois area residents...

We are conducting a survey to determine what local residents are interested in listening to. You see, we have been awarded a $3,000 grant to purchase audiobooks. Now, we want to know what you want to listen to. To give us your input, please copy and paste the url for the survey into your browser:

Copy and paste the following link to take survey.

This survey is designed for those who use the library in Homer, Illinois. Thank you.

Friday, October 06, 2006

New Stuff and a Move


We’re moving! You probably already know that. We’re having a moving sale. Everything on and under the sale table is five cents. Books, VHS tapes, cassettes. Eveything.

Meanwhile, we’ve got lots of new books for you to read. They include Fool Me Once by Fern Michaels, The Mission Song by John LeCarre, Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich, Under Orders by Dick Francis (back to writing again after a hiatus of many years), 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber, Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber, The Brethren by Beverly Lewis, Public Enemy by Will Staeger, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg, The Owl and Moon CafĂ© by JoAnn Mapson, Dead Wrong by J. A. Jance, Night Light by Terri Blackstock, and A Slender Thread by Tracie Peterson.

Our new non-fiction is the Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s disease by Ronald Petersen.

For the young adult readers we have The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman and Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes for junior readers.

Our newest DVD is Brother Bear 2.

More news about the move will be coming out soon, as well as a survey. The survey will help us determine how to spend the grant we were recently awarded. Watch for an announcement about the survey.


Due to our upcoming move, we are having a sale. Everyone on and under the sale table is five cents, one humble nickel. Books, videos, cassettes - whatever. It's on sale.