Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's Going On at the Library

It has been a loooooong time since I've updated the blog.  It seems like an easy enough task but somehow it always gets pushed back to the end of my To-Do list.

We've been really busy here.  Circulation is up which means there's a lot more shelving to be done! And we've been buying/sorting/processing new and donated materials.  We put in an order for newly released books generally twice a month, new movies once a month and new (or needed) cd's for our Hunter Music collection at least once a month.

We have also gotten in a TON of donations of all varieties: books, movies, and music cd's which we've been sorting and processing.  Because our shelves are pretty full we are being fairly selective on the donations we catalog and put in the collection.  Which means....

Through the entire month of March we are running a 'cleaning house' book sale. New items go out on the sale tables at least once a week.  Hopefully we will get a lot sold before April 1st comes around.

We will also continue our practice of having a book sale during Homer's Town Wide Garage Sales. These will be held the first Friday and Saturday of May so if you didn't get the chance to get out here for this book sale, you have another opportunity coming right around the corner!

We are still keeping up with our monthly event schedule.  We have our Movie Matinee on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1pm.  These movies are geared to the interests of local retirees. We also have our Free Family Movie Night on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm.  We keep these movies to rated G or PG so parents can bring their young kids.  It is a great way to take your kids to a movie and see if they are ready to sit through the whole thing - if not, you can just get up and leave without worrying about the $8-10 you would have spent on a ticket at a regular theatre.

We are also getting ready for our Summer Reading Program.  This year's theme is "Paws to Read" so will be heavily animal oriented.  This program is open to all kids going into kindergarten through 5th grade.

We also have been working on a lot of behind the scenes projects such as writing grants, sending in required reports to the library system and the state, and also trying to get our collection uploaded to OCLC for easier access for other libraries.

If you haven't been in for a while, come on in and see what's happening.  There is always SOMETHING going on at the Homer Community Library.