Please Forgive Our Mess While Weeding
Blind Date with a Book at the Homer Library
We are currently weeding much of our older non-fiction books. Weeding is our least favorite job since we are firm believers that all books have value. However, much of our non-fiction is out of date and does not circulate so we need to make room for newer and more popular items.
While we are weeding you may see piles of books around the library. We will try to keep them out of the way but please forgive the messy look!
Many of these items will make an appearance in our Spring Big Book Sale. If you like non-fiction, keep an eye out for the dates of this sale which is usually held in conjunction with Homer's Town Wide Garage sales.
Are you in a rut with your reading? Picking up the same old author time and time again? Has the excitement of a new relationship worn off? In honor of Valentine’s Day, why not try something new and adventurous… something that maybe you wouldn’t try if judging your book by its cover? Why not go out on a blind date with a book? You might just find a new and exciting relationship with a book/author that you never would have chosen on your own.
Here is how it works – the staff and some patrons at the Homer Community Library have picked some of their favorite books and some books that look good but seem to get overlooked on the shelves and wrapped them up with nothing but a brief description as to what is inside. You pick a ‘blind date’ (or more if you’d like) to take home and see what you’ve found. We ask that no matter what you find when you open your ‘date’ that you give it at least 20 pages, even if it seems like it is not something you think you’d like. You never know – you might find the love of your life inside one of these unknown treasures.
We will have our 'blind dates' out through the month of February.