Saturday, May 31, 2008

Homer Library News and Summer Reading Program


The big news in the Homer Library is that the Summer Reading Program starts June 5 at 1 p.m. Miss Cathy has been hard at work preparing to play, because that is just what the children will be doing. But not just any old play. Miss Cathy has come up with all kinds of games, indoor and outdoor. It should be a really fun program.

We could use some help with supplies, things like pop bottle caps, buttons, decks of cards, leftover stickers, or any small item that could be glued onto cardboard. Please put items in a ziplock bag and bring them into the library, or put in the bookdrop. What does Miss Cathy want them for? I have no idea, but you boys and girls had better come and find out.

Meanwhile, we are very busy cataloging the donated materials that people have given us lately. From May, 2007 to April, 2008, we added almost one thousand books, and 795 of those were donated. We’ll probably add a similar amount this fiscal year. Our thanks to all who have donated.

Our new books include Shadow of Power by Steve Martini, 20 Wishes by Debbie Macomber, When the Light Goes Out by Larry McMurtry, Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels, Phantom Prey by John Sandford, Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg, 7th Heaven by James Patterson, Forbidden by Beverly Lewis, young adult book by Rick Riordan titled The Lightning Thief, and Eat, Love, Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert.

New DVDs soon to arrive include The Great Debaters with Denzel Washington, Bella, Enchanted, and National Treasure 2.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Books

We recently acquired more books from Human Kinetics, a local publisher of books on health and fitness. You can find them on the top shelf of the display rack in the center of the library. Some of the topics covered are mountain biking, pregnancy, cheerleading, triathlons, back problems, nutrition and fitness, and yoga. Check them out!