Monday, September 19, 2011

Going to College?

If you are going to college soon, you may want to look into applying for student loans and other student aid. The Library has links to all of the Federal Student Aid publications which are available online. I'm posting the most important links here, but we have more information at the Library that you may find useful. If we don't have the information handy we can help you find it - that is what we are here for!

Here are some of the most important links to start out with: offers student- and parent-oriented publication ins PDF. Note that we have a number of items in PDF that are not available in hard copy so be sure to visit this page to find a variety of useful fact sheets and other items that you can print out. is the ordering site that students and parents should visit to order single copies of our hard copy publications. is the site you will go to apply for student aid. There is a lot of good information on here including application deadlines, college codes, and the FAFSA4caster which can help you estimate how much you will need to contribute for your college education.

If anyone else has some good on-line resources, please let us know about them.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On-line Language Courses at the Homer Library!

The Homer Community Library is proud to announce our new partnership with Mango Languages. Mango is an on-line language learning program that any Homer library card holder can access from any computer with internet and basic capabilities. You can chose from about 30 different languages, including english as a second language. For more information, call or visit the Homer Library during open hours.

Phone: 217-896-2558
Open: M,T,Th, Fri: 2-7pm; Wed 9am-2pm; Sat 10am-2pm