Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Growing and growing

Please welcome our new assistant librarian, Michelle Self-Ballard. She has a Master's Degree in library science, and many years of experience in various roles at the Champaign library.

We are adding books daily to the shelves. Come in and see what's new! Michelle has set up a Banned Books display. You might be surprised at what titles have been banned. It may even be one of your favorite books!

Friday, September 18, 2009


On another note, we will be receiving a one year complementary subscription to WebMD. You can find it on our magazine rack.

Welcome, Michelle!

Last night the library board voted to hire Michelle Self-Ballard as assistant librarian. She replaces Catherine Fager. Michelle has a Masters in Library Science, so is very well qualified. We had many good candidates to choose from, and wish we could have hired more than one person.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cathy ???

Some of you know that Cathy is no longer on staff. Family needs are more important. But she may be around from time to time. Soon, we will be able to announce who is taking her place, although, no one can really do that. Our new employee will be someone who brings her own skills, knowledge, and experience.

More Suggestions


Young adults:

Murder Mystery


Good Reads
A site at which you can comment on books, and see what others are reading. There are specfic groups on the site.
Search for book recommendations
"Search for a book to see recommendations.


Do you need help in finding something to read? We have suggestions.
Go to

For young adults try: http://www.ala/mgrps/yalsa/booklistawards/quickpicks/gphome.cfm

Meeting Minutes - School, Village, Library

Can't attend village board meetings, or school board meetings? The Homer Library will be making available the minutes of the Village of Homer, and Homer Library board meetings.

Minutes of the Heritage School Board can be found at their website:

Click on School Board Meetings & Agendas