Friday, June 29, 2007

Is there any Homer Library news today???

It seems there is no news in the Homer Library lately. Wrong! There is so much going on that I’ve not had time to get the news out.

First – the building. Board members have been hard at work painting our new facility. Kevin Sanderson is putting in the lighting at the same time. The rest of the carpet has been laid, and the older carpet will soon be cleaned by Kevin Wright. Presently, the room is filled with ladders and scaffolding, cans of paint and pans of paint.

Meanwhile, the Summer Reading Program is in full swing. We take a week off for the Fourth of July, followed by three more sessions on the remaining Wednesdays in July. Attendance has been great, and we and the children have had a good time. This past week we were astronauts who had to fix problems on the outside of the space ship or space station. We also learned how long it takes to blow up a balloon with a bicycle pump.

Meanwhile, more audiobooks have come in, along with our usual purchases of new materials. The current shelving is filling up fast. Good thing we’re moving soon!

Our new books include two business guides for the purchase of low-volume copiers and multi-function machines and color laser and ink jet printers. These are quite detailed. New adult fiction includes The Overlook by Michael Connelly, Skin by Ted Dekker, and Never Call Retreat by William R. Forstchen and Newt Gingrich.

We are open 2-7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. However, that may change slightly. We’re considering closing early one weeknight, and opening one morning for two hours instead. Please let us know if you have any opinion in the matter. You can call us at 896-2121, come in to the library to discuss it, or take the survey on our blog. The URL for the survey is:

You might find it easier to go to the blog to access the survey. Our blog is at


The Homer Library is going to make a change in our schedule. And we need your input. We are considering closing earlier one evening each week in order to be open two hours one morning per week.

We need to know if you are interested in having the library open one morning per week, and if so what morning. We also need to know which evening you are lest likely to visit the library, out of the five weeknights that we are open. You can reply by email (, by phone (896-2121) or give us your opinion when you visit the library.

Or you may take the survey online. It's only one page:

We very much appreciate your input.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Clerical help wanted

Would you like to work in our new facility? We will be moving in next month! We need someone to work about 12 hours a week, checking materials in and out, assisting patrons, answering phones, etc. We need someone who is computer savvy and knows Excel, and who enjoys working with people of all ages. If you are that person call 896-2121, or come in to the library anytime that we are open.

Friday, June 08, 2007

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Friday, June 01, 2007

We wish you well, Marnie!

Marnie has been hired at the Urbana Free Library. Saturday, June 2, is her last day. If you see her, wish her well. Marnie has a great deal of technical knowledge that she may be able to make better use of in Urbana. However, we hope Marnie will stop in from time to time.