The 2010 summer reading program theme is Scare Up a Good Book. Come join us at the Homer Library every Tuesday, June 8 to July 27, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll learn about insects, bats, monsters, mummies and more! This program is open to students entering kindergarten through 5th grade in fall 2010.
Have you ever wondered what a tobacco hornworm caterpillar or a giant lubber grasshopper looks like? Join us on June 8, when members of the Entomological Graduate Students’ Association will visit the summer reading program. Learn what defines an insect and what happens during the metamorphosis phase. They’ll also have displays of insects that can be found in Illinois. Enter the drawing to win a bug observation box which will be given away during the program!
New adult fiction books in the library include The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark, The 9th Judgement by James Patterson and Storm Prey by John Sandford.
There are new faces to see at the Homer Library. After over 15 years of involvement with the library as a board member and as head librarian, Chris Reel recently announced her retirement. Chris oversaw the move of the library to its new location and the implementation of the new online catalog.
Our new head librarian is Christine Cunningham. Christine is familiar to most Homer residents. She previously owned and operated The Emporium and The Homer Soda Company. She is active in the community with the Historical Society and the HCIA. Previously, she was a library board member and has been working part time in the library over the last six weeks.
The new assistant librarian is Angie Ray. Angie and her family have lived in Homer over 17 years. She has been a fundraising volunteer for the library and has helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
They will be joined over the next few months by Cathy Fager who will work with the summer reading program.
For more information, call 896-2121or email HomerLibrarian@gmail.com. Online catalog: http://opac.libraryworld.com. If asked for a Library Name, enter: Homer Library (no password necessary).