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 However, much of our non-fiction is out of date and does not circulate so we need to make room for newer and more popular items.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. We will also have kids books and lots of fiction which has either been donated or weeded from our collection.
In honor of National Library Week, the Homer Community Library has a couple of promotions going on. First, we are hold our annual Fine Forgiveness Week (which actually runs about two weeks but that is not nearly as catchy). Any patron who returns overdue materials in good condition from now until the end of April will have all of their fines forgiven. We are more interested in getting materials returned than punishing our patrons. Even if it is not fine forgiveness time, please always talk to us about late materials – we will negotiate a fair fine as long as you return items.
We are also have a Library Card Sign Up promotion. Anyone who signs up for a new library card or who renews an expired card before the end of April will get their name put in for a drawing.
We are also asking all patrons, long-time patrons and new, to update their contact information and email addresses. We have a lot of land lines listed in our patrons records that may no longer be valid now that so many people have switched to cell phones. If you have an email address and are not sure that we have it, please check with us. Email is the most cost-effective and efficient way for us to communicate with our patrons.
Don't forget - our Free Family Movie night is the third Friday of every month. This month's movie is Ferdinand and will be shown at 7pm on Friday, April 20th.
If you haven't been in your local library recently, make time for a visit. Even if your library isn't the Homer Community Library, your library has lots to offer and the librarians will love to see you.