Homewood Public Library

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.

Doors opening Wednesday at Homewood Library’s FORT young adult room

The doors of FORT, the Homewood Public Library’s specially created young adult space, will officially swing open on Wednesday, July 1.

Balloon artist twists up some fun at Homewood Public Library

As part of the summer event series, the Youth Services at Homewood Public Library hosted a balloon entertainer for children and parents. “Magical Balloon-Dude Dale” is a balloon artist who combines fantastic balloon creations with comedy geared toward kids for a great family-friendly show. 

Homewood Library’s 3D printer a marvel of technology

Drop the idea that a printer only prints. A 3D printer creates. The TAZ 4, the latest piece of equipment in the Digital Media Lab at the Homewood Public Library, shows how revolutionary changes in computer technology are altering our world.


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