The Friends of the Homer Public Library’s mission is to provide volunteer support for library programs and services, to raise funds that enrich the library experience and to promote the use and enjoyment of the library.
FHL is a not-for-profit organization established in 1982. With the support of its members, FHL provides resources for programs and capital improvements for the library and works to publicize the tools and services available to community members at no cost, without discrimination.
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Friends of the Homer Public Library provides resources for programs such as
• The Summer Reading Program that features events all summer long to educate and entertain young readers and teen readers,
• The Top Drawer Collection, our bound collection in the library of the stories and writing of community members,
• Pre-school Story hour and Infant Lapsit, weekly programs that help parents learn the skills of reading to their children and help children learn to listen and enjoy reading,
• Free computer classes on basic skills for computer literacy in this increasingly digital world, including a drop-in session of technology assistance for any program or operating system,
• BIZ-Idea, a contest to help new entrepreneurs get their feet on the ground and their business ideas soaring,
• Maker Program for youth and teens to develop STEM skills.
• Author readings, literary series, civil discourse series, and visiting expert in any scholarly field and other opportunities that develop throughout the year.
Friends of the Homer Public Library provides funds to enrich the library experience to purchase:
• Enhanced shelving for DVDs and other digital media,
• Laptops for classes and use in the computer,
• E-Readers and audio devices for check-out,
• Literacy oriented toys and games for small children,
• A bench by the door for people to take off or put on their winter shoes,
• Additional lighting in the teen reading area,