Friday, January 14, 2011

The Newberys are Coming!

This week the American Library Association announced the latest Cauldecott and Newberry Award winners. Cauldecott awards are given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Newbery awards are given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

We will be purchasing some of these newest medal winners soon. In the meantime, check out a previous medal winner or honor book from the Homer Library and you will have your name entered into a prize drawing! This is our latest reading incentive. You don't have to be a child to enjoy these books either. We will have many of these books on display but ask us for our full list and see what might interest you. You might be surprised!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Congratulations Keegan!

Thank you to all of the kids who participated in our winter break Treasure Hunt. I hope you all had fun answering our questions and learned something about how your library works! Congratulations to Keegan for winning our grand prize!

We have had several purchases from our Wish List Tree - thank you to the patrons who bought gifts for the library. Following is a partial list of wish list items now in:

Despicable Me - DVD
Twilight Eclipse - DVD
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems - Easy book
Llama Llama Mad at Mama - Easy book
Llama Llama Holiday Drama - Easy book
4 Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald - Junior Fiction
4 Sports books by Mike Lupica - Junior Fiction
(there are 3 more Mike Lupica books on their way!)
Hero by Mike Lupica - Junior Fiction
Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - Young Adult Fiction
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett - Adult Fiction

Thanks again to all who participated in our Wish List Tree!

We have several other books and movies just in or on order so check in with us and see what's new!