Friday, April 20, 2007

New stuff in April

What’s new in the Homer Library this week?

The first shipment of audio books has arrived and is on the shelf. Most of the books are on CD. A few are cassettes. The library won a grant to purchase them, and that money can only be spent for audio books. That’s how grants work.

Our new adult fiction includes Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottline, Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman, The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian, No Legal Grounds by James Scott Bell, I Heard That Song Before, Hide by Lisa Gardner, The Woods by Harlan Coben, Deception by Randy Alcorn and Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs.

The Champaign County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee has donated a book, Barns of Champaign County 2006.

Our new DVDs are Sweet Home Alabama, Blue Collar Comedy, Bewitched, Along Came Polly, The Stepford Wives, and The Valley of Light, a Hallmark production.

Our new children’s books are My Tooth is About to Fall Out by Grace Maccarone and Piper by Emma Chichester Clark.

Book Sale Soon!

As part of the village wide garage sales, there will be a book sale in the old village hall on May 5. In addition to books, there will be a variety of other items, including some furniture. Be sure to stop in.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No fines this week!

In honor of National Library week, now through Saturday, April 21, we are not charging any fines. Bring back an item due last week, or last year. Either way, there are no fines due. What a deal!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What's new? How can you help?


Would you like to help make a difference in Homer? Do you see unmet needs here? Do you have ideas to improve our community? Then you should join the Homer Community Improvement Association. They meet each first and third Thursday at the Homer Bank at 7 p.m.

We are in the process of replacing our old VHS tapes with DVDs. You can help, either by donating cash to help with the purchases, or by purchasing them yourself. If you choose the latter, be sure to check with us first to see what titles are needed.

New DVDs include Happy Feet, The Nativity Story, Eragon, Christy – the Complete Series, Rocky Balboa, and The Pursuit of Happyness.

Our new adult titles include Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman, Hide by Lisa Gardner, Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs, Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline, I Heard that Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark, The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian, Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels, and No Legal Grounds by James Scott Bell.

April 15 to 21 is National Library Week. Once again, we will be holding a fine free week. If you have books overdue a day or a year, you can return them during that week without having to pay fines. What a deal!