Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stories & Crafts & More at the Library!

Come on out for stories and crafts and other fun at the Homer Community Library on Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 10am – noon. We will learn about Chinese New Year and make some dancing dragons and hear some fun stories. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend. Come out for just a few minutes or the whole two hours!

Champaign and Urbana have their new cataloging system up and running so Homer Library card holders can being using the larger libraries again. Even if you had been using these libraries, you will need to re-register with them. You will need to be in good standing without any fines and your library card cannot be expired. You will need to bring your Homer Library card, a photo ID and fill out a short form. Champaign has instituted a new policy and will only allow our patrons to have two items checked out. The Homer Library allows up to 20 books at a time and our strictest limit is that only 3 DVDs can be checked out on a patron’s card.

Did you know that besides holding fun events and checking out books, the library offers many other services? We have several computers for the public to use and offer printing, copying, scanning and faxing services. We have a color printer available for public use and only charge 15¢ per page for prints, copies or FAXES – this is one of the cheapest rates around for faxing!

The Homer Library will be closed on Dec. 24th and 25th and again on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st for the holidays.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

It's Getting Cold Outside - That Means It's Time To Read!

We had a great turn out for Santa in the Library – thank you all who came to visit and to all who picked a wish-list ornament from our tree. We still have quite a few items left on our wish list if you would like to donate something to the library. Keep in mind, donations of money or new items to the library are tax exemptions. Just let us know, and we can give you a receipt letter for you tax records.

We just got in our latest stack of new releases. We have: V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton, Shock Wave by John Sandford, Zero Day by David Baldacci, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and Chasing Fire and The Next Always by Nora Roberts for our adult collection. We have Bloodlines by Richelle Mead and Witch & Wizard: The Fire by James Patterson for our Young Adult collection.

Don’t forget – Free Family Movie Night will be Friday, Dec. 16th. All ages are welcome to attend.