Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Our One Month Anniversary

Just one month ago today, we moved into our new facility. Board members, employees, family members and community members pitched in together to move from our two classrooms (where we had been housed since January 13, 2007) into our permanent space. There was still some work to do the next day, but the bulk of it got done Saturday.

We're still settling in, to some degree. We've got a new wireless printer. Furniture is on order. New computers will be coming - 2 Macs, and 2 PCs, so you can have your choice.

For those of you who are home during the day, we are open on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you like a quiet library, that's a good time to come in.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ribbon cutting tomorrow

The scissors are here and ready for the big day. We hope you will stop by and see our new facility. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the high school band and chorus, and end with refreshments.

We've come a long way since we began getting ready for the move back in November. We've expended a lot of energy and a lot of money. But we had the funds to do what we needed to do, without debt. Much of that is due to those who have helped us out with big gifts and little. They are all appreciated.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Celebration in the Homer Library - open to all

Come help us celebrate! Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. is the Open House/Dedication for our new facility. If you have ever been in the old library on Main Street, and you haven’t seen the new library, you will be amazed.

The Heritage High School band and chorus will be here, as will some local dignitaries. Following the activities in the library itself, refreshments will be served in the dining room, highlighted with cakes by Barb Rumer, including one very special book cake.

Because of the Open House, the library will only be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., so that we can set up for the festivities.

In the meantime, be sure to enjoy other Krazee Daze activities.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


The Homer Library will be represented at the Homer Business Expo on Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be showing pictures from the past nine months - preparing for the first move, the actual move, our new temporary space, the work in progress in the sanctuary, the final move.

Also, you can order pies from Bakers Square, to be picked up when you want them. You can also get certificates for Bergners. They sell for $5 each, and are worth $10. Find out more about them at the Expo.

Your purchase of pies or coupons will help us fund the Reading is Fundamental program for local grade school children.

Saturday, September 22, is the ribbon cutting for our new facility. The library will be open that day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. only. At noon, we close to set up for the ribbon cutting. The high school band and chorus will provide music, and there will be refreshments in the dining room. That will include cakes by Barb Rumer.

We have a new schedule for Wednesdays only. We open at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. If you like a nice quiet facility, this would be a good time to come in.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Is there nothing new in the Homer Library??

Is there no news in the Homer Library? Yes, there is. But we have just been so busy that we’ve not had time to share it.

First, we’d like to congratulate Katie Ely. She won the contest for Hedwig, the Harry Potter owl.

We are settling into our new digs. The new library is not finished yet. You will see additions coming over the next few weeks or months.

Our new adult fiction includes Bones to Ashes by Kathy Riechs, A Wrongful Death by Kate Wilhelm, Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter, Forever by Karen Kingsbury, a Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson, Someone to Love by Jude Deveraux, Justice Denied by J. A. Jance, and Presumed Guilty by James Scott Bell.

Our newest non-fiction is Quiet Strength by Superbowl winning coach, Tony Dungy, and co-written by Nathan Whitaker. Our newest DVDs include Are We Done Yet?, The Astronaut Farmer, and TMNT.

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 to7 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our phone number is 896-2121.