Homewood Public Library

Fans put movie, TV knowledge to work at Fandom Trivia event

There were some groans, some laughs and a lot of enjoyment at the Homewood Public Library’s first Fandom Trivia event March 11. The team calling itself "60% of the Time, We're Right Every Time" walked away with the victory after, ironically, answering 60 percent of the questions correctly.

Two storytelling events set for Tuesday in Homewood

Just as the planets occasionally align, sometimes the storytelling events converge in Homewood. On Tuesday night local storytelling fans will have a choice of events, the regular Homewood Stories show hosted at Grady's Grille or an appearance by renowned storyteller Andy Offut Irwin at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium. 

Movie and TV fans team up for trivia event March 11

It’s time for Fandom Trivia Night!

If you’re a Star Wars freak, remember locations in Harry Potter or know the villains Bruce Wayne has battled you might be a winner at the Fandom Trivia Night hosted by the Homewood Public Library on Friday, March 11.

Homewood Library patrons go searching for clues in first scavenger hunt

The clues were hiding in plain view, but that didn’t make the search any easier for the library scavenger hunt. Homewood Public Library’s Youth Services Associate Librarian Kelly Campos used her creative juices to design a game for participants who scoured the library for clues.

App competition will help Homewood residents discover more about their community

How many apps do you have on your smartphone or tablet? Do you think you could create an app designed for Homewood residents?

The Homewood Public Library is hosting an app competition as part of the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking.

Hacking usually means someone is stealing private or government information. But for the National Day of Civic Hacking, organizers at Code for America ask people to find ways to make technology work for them and their communities.

Library fines benefiting the hungry

Did you forget about that book or movie that was supposed to go back to the Homewood Public Library?

Now’s your chance to return the late materials and do a good deed.

With the help of the Junior Friends of the Library, patrons who have fines of $1 can get the fine waived by bringing in a canned good for the Food for Fines Drive to benefit the needy at Respond Now, a helping agency in Chicago Heights.

The Food for Fines Drive continues through Friday, Nov 20.

Junior Friends share creativity with library volunteers

The Homewood Library’s Junior Friends of the Library gathered Friday, Oct. 16, to decorate bags that were filled with treats for the many volunteers who work the Saturday book sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library.

Homewood Library adjusts its budget after revenues drop nearly 20 percent

Despite losing nearly 20 percent of its expected tax revenue income, the Homewood Public Library is managing to maintain services by making cuts and using reserve funds.

Tempting treats tell story tales at Homewood Public Library

At the Homewood Public Library Wednesday evening, a dozen young bakers came with their cakes decorated and themed to a book. There was a boxcar based on the Box Car Kids series, a mouse from the book “Give A Mouse a Cookie,” and the golden snitch from Harry Potter, to name a few.

Percy Harris sworn in as new Homewood library trustee

Percy Harris took his seat on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, July 15.


About Us

A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.


Do you have something to say? If you want to inform the community about events, issues, recognitions, concerns, etc., write a letter. 

Send a letter

Correction suggestions

If you see a mistake in The Chronicle, whether it's a typo, a misspelling or an error of fact, please let us know. Our goal is to provide reliable, accurate stories, and if we miss a detail, we want to fix it fast.

Submit correction

Contact Us

A great community makes a great newspaper. We want to hear from you with news tips, story ideas, your photos and accounts of events, corrections, problems, suggestions, etc. Call or write the editors
Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
Tom Houlihan at [email protected]

For advertising, distribution or general business inquiries, contact Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661.

Postal address:
The HF Chronicle
P.O. Box 461
Flossmoor, IL 60422