Multi media home page e.g carousel and linked images

HI

Can any one recommend or tell plugin/how to have an carousel/image gallery with static linked images together.

I want to display changing images and have linked images on my home page for example a gallery with "sale" image or promotional images linked to products or pages.

Media Grid looked like a fantastic solution but I can not get it to work, once installed it does not appear anywhere in the menus.

Thanks

Mark