Homer Public Library

Homer Public Library Director Ann Dixon, left, poses for a photo with incoming Library Director David Berry, right, on April 15, 2019, at the library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

City of Homer hires new library director

The City of Homer has hired David Berry to be the new Homer Public Library Director, the city announced in a press release last Friday.… Continue reading

 

Lifelong, youth learners to be honored

The time’s come again for the Friends of the Homer Public Library to recognize two community members for their dedication to learning through the years.… Continue reading

 

Susan Ann Gibson

Susan Ann Gibson March 12, 1952-Aug. 23, 2015 Susan Ann Gibson died at home on Aug. 23, 2015, in the middle of a sunny afternoon.… Continue reading

 

NONPROFIT NEEDS

Friends of the Homer Public Library needs volunteers to help clean up/landscape the western lot and the use of a stump grinder on Sunday, June… Continue reading

Thanks to Homer Foundation

Dear Homer Foundation, The City of Homer received a grant from the Homer Foundation to connect the fireplace at the Homer Public Library to natural… Continue reading

Reading gets a helping hand

Homer Homemakers FCE thanks Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware for special ordering books suitable for the Raise-a-Reader packets that the club donates to the parents of… Continue reading

Big Read, big success

One of the things that makes Homer unique is its sense of community. The Big Read sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Public Library… Continue reading

Lifelong Learning event celebrates Homer

How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library’s… Continue reading

Novelists discuss dystopian worlds

As part of the Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library sponsor a talk with Alaska novelists Michael… Continue reading

WHES librarian awarded district’s golden apple

Apples displayed on desks, apples given to them by students. West Homer Elementary School librarian also has an apple for her desk. A golden one,… Continue reading

HCOA needs volunteers, performers for Street Faire

The Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire needs volunteers and performers for its annual outdoor event, held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19 on Hazel… Continue reading

Little Free Library started at Fritz Creek General Store

The Friends of the Homer Public Library has started its first Little Free Library at the Fritz Creek General Store. The library was designed and… Continue reading

‘Lifelong learners’ honored Saturday

Kyra Wagner is the recipient of the Friends of the Homer Library’s 2014 Lifelong Learner Award. Also being honored at the Celebration of Lifelong Learning… Continue reading

Book battle advances from district to state

Sure they can read, but do they know what they’re reading? Absolutely. Proof of that pudding is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Battle of… Continue reading

Library holds ‘Liberty and Justice (for All)’ events

In conjunction with the art exhibit, “Liberty and Justice (For All),” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds several upcoming events. At 6 p.m.… Continue reading

Library celebrates Alaska Book Week

As part of the third annual Alaska Book Week, Oct. 5-12, the Homer Public Library holds “Alaska Read-out” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library.… Continue reading

HCOA seeks vendors, performers for Street Faire

The Homer Council on the Arts seeks vendors and performers for its annual Street Faire, to be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20 on Hazel… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Holy Feng Shui, Betsteroids! Did you know March has five Fridays in it? This is supposed to be really rare and is called “money bags,”… Continue reading

Big Read fosters sense of community

One of the things that makes Homer unique is its sense of community. The Big Read sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Public Library… Continue reading

Make a plan to be prepared, give more

One of the best things about a new year is the clean slate it represents. It’s a great time to evaluate priorities, reflect on what… Continue reading