Homewood Public Library

Celebrating a summer of books

After you’ve had a summer of interesting reading, it’s time to celebrate with your new friends.
 
The reading program began June 1 with a Library Block Party. The program was for all readers – youth, teens and adults.
 
The staff at the Homewood Public Library gave kids the chance to meet up at Irwin Park on Saturday, July 28, to enjoy music for dancing, get a few summer treats and play games.
 
The summer reading program was funded by Friends of the Library, a volunteer group that sponsors book sales to raise money for the library. 

Library game will have participants on the search for Homewood's water tower

Homewood’s beloved “Home Sweet Homewood" water tower’s been stolen!
 
That's the premise of an investigative role playing game sponsored by the Homewood Public Library.

Homewood library board increases funding on collections

Homewood Public Library board members approved a $2.42 million budget in May for the 2019 fiscal year that starts July 1.
 
Amy Crump, the library’s executive director, said the board anticipates future revenues will remain stable or increase after several lean years due to declining tax revenue attributed to the continuing effects of the most recent recession.
 

Organizations promote Screen Free Week

Electronic devices are nearly omnipresents these days, but sometimes it's good to take a short break from them this week, according to three local organizations.

Discarded items can help kids learn at Tech Take Apart

It’s not junk — it’s a learning tool!
 
The Homewood Public Library is asking residents to donate used items with moveable parts for its second Tech Take Apart event on Thursday, April 26. The program allows kids ages 5 through 15 to experience first hand how simple machines work.

Colorful displays present monetary facts in ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

Kids are learning the basics of dollars and cents through a new exhibit at the Homewood Public Library that opened Saturday, April 7. Colorful panels, games, and iPad information kiosks are presenting information that distilled the world of economics into terms students ages 10 through 16 and their families can understand and apply to their daily lives.

Special events planned around ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

The Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, has developed several special programs around the “Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition” exhibit now on display.

Singing with heart at Homewood’s amateur ‘Hamiltunes’

They sang with heart and for fun at the Homewood Public Library presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a sanctioned all-volunteer performance of the popular Broadway musical.

Feb. 23 is deadline to sing at ‘Hamiltunes’ show

Come out and sing!

The Homewood Public Library is inviting singers to join the roster of those who will take part in the second presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a festive Homewood-style presentation of the hit musical.
 

Homewood library exhibit will help kids make sense of dollars and cents

The Homewood Public Library will be hosting a special exhibit in April to help kids ages 10 to 16 better understand how to make sound decisions when it comes to dollars and cents.
 

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