October 01, 2015

Are you a STAR WARS fan? Then this one is for you!

  Come you must....to our 
Star Wars
event on
Thursday, November 5th from 6-7:30p.m. 
Meet Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper that evening!
It will be out of this world!

September 29, 2015

Sponsors RULE!

We enjoy facilitating partnerships - they often make the difference to allow us to offer more in the way of programming to the community.  We appreciate our sponsors greatly.  There are several community members who want to remain private and support many types of great programs, too.

"Thank You" cannot begin to denote how important sponsors are or how grateful we are.  But sometimes words are what we have and so we say THANK YOU here and now, for your support of library programs, collections and all the new services we provide with your help!

August 21, 2015

It's Shark Week @ your library!

I love Shark Week!  This is the second year we have run a popular contest to decorate a shark bank.  The entries have flown in and we have almost 100 banks decorated by children, family teams, adults, seniors - all ages are creating some awesome designs.  Voting for your favorite is underway!

Voting goes through Saturday, August 22nd so come over to the library and cast your vote.  There are four categories: Creative, Book Theme, Music Theme and Editor's Choice (to be selected by the Homer Horizon Newspaper Editor Tom Czaja).  We are featuring lots of shark books here, too!

Here are a few of the entries below.  More can be found on our library photo site here.  Enjoy!

July 16, 2015

I'm right and you know it!

Funny title above, right?  I hope that title catches your attention, as that was the intent.  That's the blog title my daughter thinks would be great to begin.  She believes that those words cross all boundaries because kids, teens, spouses, seniors, etc. (actually anyone) likes to think and sometimes use those words. 

At the library here, we have many visitors, many suggestions, many comments, much input - and I personally welcome ALL of it.  When ideas come in, factors that I must logically address include:
  • can the budget support it
  • can we schedule staff to provide it
  • is it part of the library long range plan / mission / goals
  • can it be implemented as a pilot initiative
  • how do I quantify if it is of value to our clients, etc.
As libraries evolve we want to continue to provide the best to the community.  Perhaps you have a suggestion or thought to share with me.  Feel free, anytime, and I'll take it from there. 

June 01, 2015

Programs, programs, and programs!

We held a staff brainstorming session to discuss programs, new, old, things we heard about, ideas we have, what we would like to see, etc.

More than 150 new program ideas came forth.  That is simply amazing! 
Now the hard work begins to create: teams, project managers, timelines, and what can be accomplished.

This is an exciting time with lots of work ahead.  We are up to the challenge.... and new program initiatives will be brought forward, along with some tried and true favorites!
Sheets of program ideas, posted in our lunchroom!