Saturday, May 26, 2007

There's Something Here for Everyone!

Here’s what’s new:
Fresh Disasters by Stuart Wood
The River Knows by Amada Quick
The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury
The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag
Deep Storm by Lincoln Child
Whisker of Evil by Rita Mae Brown
Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith

Stealing Your Life by Frank W. Abagnale

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O’Connor
Bad Dog, Marley by John Grogan
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston

Night by Elie Wiesel
Wisdom of Our Fathers by Tim Russert
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
American Gospel by Jon Meacham
Patriotic Fire by Winston Groom
War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs
The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
Marley and Me by John Grogan
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley

Adventures of Milo and Otis
Night at the Museum

Whew! That is quite a list. My fingers are tired, and there must be something there for everyone.

Friday, May 25, 2007

More new stuff for Homer Library


Have you been to the new Homer Village Hall lately? If not, you haven’t seen the progress. The new book drop is in place. Once the brickwork is done, the audio-video drop will go up. The dry wall has been applied in the auditorium/future library. Soon we will be painting.

New books on CD have arrived, and more are on the way.

The Summer Reading Program starts June 6 at 1 p.m. It will continue each Wednesday in June and July, except for the Fourth, at the same time, and last for one hour. Our theme this year is Mission Read: To the Library and Beyond. Each week there will be crafts, games, sometimes treats, and a reading promotion. Children who read during the summer will have an easier time when school starts again in the fall.

The final distribution for this school year of books from the Reading is Fundamental Program took place on May 15. Each child in grades K through 4 received a free book of his or her choice. This is the last federally funded distribution for Homer. From now on, we will have to fund it ourselves. Previously, the federal program provided 75% of the cost.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Stealing Your Life by Frank W. Agagnale is shocking. The author deals with identity theft, and details all the many ways your identity can be stolen. Even the identity of companies and the dead have been stolen. Your deceased loved ones can be victims, but it is the decendents who will pay the price. He gives ways that you can protect your identity.

Borrow it from your local library, or buy a copy. But whatever you do, read this book.

Back soon with cheerier news!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Book drop, summer program, audiobooks

The new book drop is up! Please make it easy for us! Use it rather than the one at the old building. The new one is a drive-by type. We've made it easy for you!

The summer reading program begins June 6 at 1 p.m. and continues every Wednesday in June and July except for the Fourth. The theme this year is: Mission Read: To the Library and Beyond. Games, crafts, food and a reading promotion are all part of what we do at the programs.

More audiobooks are filling the shelves. Take one with you on a long road trip. It sure can help the miles go by! If you like to read in the car, as I do, while hubby (or wife) drives, we're got plenty of new books to take along.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Book Drop

The new book drop is in place at our new location. Please don't use the one at 101 North Main Street anymore.

The book drop is only for print material. Please do not put DVDs, CDs, etc. in it. An AV drop will be going up soon.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Lots going on here

Lots going on here!

The Summer Reading Program begins June 6 at 1 p.m. and will run through July 25. This year’s theme is Mission Read: To the Library and Beyond. Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to participate. We will be having games, crafts, a reading promotion and prizes, especially on the last day. Because the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, we will not meet that day.

Work on the new library continues. The book drop will soon be in place. In a month or so, the painting will begin in the sanctuary. We can use help with that project. Contact a librarian or board member if you would like to help.

The work on the sidewalk on East Second Street out to the new village hall is ongoing.

The new printer/scanner/copier has arrived and is available for use.

Our new books this week are Whisker of Evil by Rita Mae Brown, Hard Truth by Nevada Barr, Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury, Deep Storm by Lincoln Child, The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag, Body Surfing by Anita Shreve, Invisible Prey by John Sandford, Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy, and How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman.

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