Friday, November 23, 2007

November's News

Homer Library News

What’s new in the Homer Library this week? Plenty. Two Mac computers and a color printer, for starters. But there’s more now, and more coming in the future.

Our new adult fiction includes Stone Cold by David Baldacci, Now & Then by Robert B. Parker, The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford, Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon, Critical by Robin Cook, Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright, Summer by Karen Kingsbury, Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury, Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker, and Creation in Death by J. D. Robb.

Our new DVDs are Evan Almighty, four original Nancy Drew DVDs, Montana Sky, Ratatouille, Shrek the Third, and five Sugar Movies.

We have 2 music CDs of Patch the Pirate stories, for a total of five stories. These are fun CDs, with upbeat music and stories that teach good character in a way that kids will respond to.

Add to that a large number of paperback novels, many of them in the romance genre. And some for our young adult readers.

Coming up next month is our annual after Christmas party for children ages 5 to 10, or thereabouts. That is scheduled for December 27 at 1 p.m.

You can help veterans in the local VA hospital. Just drop off donated items at the library. Don’t know what they need? See our list of needs.

We want to thank all of you who have helped make this wonderful new facility a reality. It was just one year ago this week that we began preparing for the first move. You helped us move, and move again. You donated some really good materials that we are slowly getting processed and put on the shelves. And you support us by using the library. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

If you want to help...

Would you like to help the veterans in the VA hospital in Danville, Illinois? Here's how. The Homer Library has a list of their needs, inexpensive items as well as some that are more costly. So you can contribute according to your ability.

We are also acting as a collection point. Drop your donations by any time the library is open, and we will see that they get to the veterans. Thanks in advance for your help. For more information, call the library at 217-896-2121.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

We're still settling in

Since last month, we have added 7 easy chairs. Two of them are recliners. Two G-5 Macs are available, with wireless internet access. Look for a pair of PCs to arrive soon, too. A selection of music CDs is coming. We are asking for recommendations from our patrons as to more music CD titles to buy.

If you ordered a birthday calendar, it should be delivered soon. KC Jones has spent many hours preparing it, with help from other library board members. Our thanks to them, and all who ordered calendars. They really help to stretch our budget.