Saturday, February 28, 2009

Are you tired of winter?

If so, join us at the Homer Library on March 26 at 1 p.m. and learn about growing fruits. Local agricultural expert, Phil Dzuik,will be presenting a program on growing small fruits.

It won't be long before the early veggies can be planted, things such as peas and lettuce, if the soil is friable enough. Some of us just can't wait!

Friday, February 27, 2009


Does your child like to make up stories? The Youth Literature Festival is sponsoring a writing contest for children, grades Kindergarten through 5th. The prizes include a savings bond of $100 for first place winners, and $50 for runners-up, plus a book and Contest certificate.

You can pick up an entry form in the library.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


To date, 2848 items have been cataloged. That may or may not sound like a lot, but there are hundreds and hundreds to go. All of the cataloged books are donated or new purchases. We have not even begun to catalog the books that are already in the collection.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Book Club

The next meeting of our book club is February 25 at 4 P.M. We are reading Margaret Truman's murder mystery, Murder on Capitol Hill. Who killed the senator?

Additions to the collection

Over 2500 items have been cataloged so far, most of them donations of all types. We have yet to start on cataloging books already in the collection.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Materials for the blind and disabled

Do you have a problem reading? Whether it is blindness, inability to hold a book, or turn pages, there is a solution. Large print books, books on cassette or CD are available. Just ask.


The Homer Library is holding a fundraising book sale. A large selection of used books in good condition are available for purchase. Here's an opportunity to purchase books by your favorite author for a very low price.

The sale will be ongoing during regular library hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 2 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We're Growing and Changing!

CHANGES At the Homer Library

It seems that change is a constant right now in the Homer Library. We are hard at work cataloging our books onto a website. Thousands are done. Hundreds more are waiting to be cataloged. The end result will benefit both our members and our librarians.

On January 30, thirty children and their parents enjoyed a program on Egypt. They got to smell some of the aromatics that are part of Egyptian culture. They heard a story of an ancient Egyptian, and the challenges and danger he faced in pursuit of the lady he loved. The children discovered how life was lived and how death was treated. They learned big words, such as mummification and hieroglyphic writing. The presenter from the Spurlock Museum also displayed artifacts.

The next event will be Reading is Fundamental, when each child in the Homer Grade School, grades K through four, gets to pick out and keep a new book . We look forward to providing this opportunity for the children.

Our new adult fiction includes The Associate by John Grisham, Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods, Run for Your Life by James Patterson, A Darker Place by Jack Higgins, Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins, Midnight Sons by Debbie Macomber, Train Your Brain by Ryut Kawashima, Who Needs Classical Music? By Julian Johnson, and The Returning by Ann Tatlock.

Was FDR a good president? Was the New Deal a good program? Should we emulate it to fix present problems? Read Jim Powell’s take on current problems in his new book, FDR’s Folly, and see what you think.

If you don’t have a barcode on your library card yet, please stop in and get one. It will only take a minute.

We are open from 2 to 7 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays, we are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, you will find the library open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our phone number is 896-2121. Visit us in the blogosphere at