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About the Library

The Official Site of the City of Homer Alaska

The Homer Public Library serves the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula from Ninilchik south. In 2006, the library moved into its new 17,000 square foot facility with a public meeting room, four study rooms, nineteen public use computers, and wireless access throughout the building. The collection includes over 45,000 items including books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and videos. Interlibrary Loan services are available, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help with reference and information questions.

The library is a department of the City of Homer and the library's basic operations are funded through the City's General Fund.  The Friends of the Homer Public Library is a dedicated group of volunteers who raise funds that enhance the library facility as well as many programs and services.  The Library Advisory Board members are volunteers appointed by the Mayor to represent the community and advise the library and the City Council about library matters.  Together, the three groups work closely to ensure that the library provides the best possible service to the community of Homer.

The library has something for everyone. With free and open access to a variety of services, materials, and programs, the library strives to enrich the lives of community members and visitors alike. Here are just a few of the programs we offer at the library:


• Story Hour for preschool aged children every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am
• Infant lapsit program every Thursday at 11:30am
• Summer reading programs for all ages
• Author readings
• Monthly book discussion group
• Writers’ workshops
• Computer education classes
• Educational, recreational, and cultural programs
• Weekly knitters’ group every Monday from 2:00-5:00pm

Homer Public Library at a Glance

 
Year Opened 2006
Gross square feet 17,100
Size of library replaced (approx. sq ft) 3,500
Estimated population served 12,000
Construction costs $6.1 million
Total project budget $8.8 million