Summer@HPL 2014

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Summer@HPL 2014 has ended. Thank you for making it a great one!



Summer@HPL is a ten-week summer program for all ages sponsored by the Homer Public Library and Friends of the Homer Public Library. This free program is designed to offer opportunities for kids, teens, and adults to READ, PLAY, CREATE, and DISCOVER at the library and around town. The theme for 2014 is SCIENCE!



     Kids up to 11 'Fizz, Boom, Read!'


 gears with sparks

     Teens 12 to 18 'Spark a Reaction!'


science flask       

     Adults 19+ 'Literary Elements'



Need help picking a book or audiobook? Check out our

Summer@HPL Recommended Reads.


READ    Summer@HPL offers prizes to reward the amazing reading efforts of participants and fun activities that inspire reading and compliment the library’s great collection of reads! Whether its paper books, e-books, magazines, picture books, graphic novels, or audiobooks, it all counts towards the reading goals. The kid, teen, and adult programs each offers a reading challenge with prizes awarded.

PLAY   A diverse schedule of programs and activities throughout the summer offer chances to play at the library and around Homer. Events include music, storytelling, a puppet show, digital tricks, art, outdoor fun, contests, and a night in the library.

CREATE   Summer@HPL is all about creating. Many of the programs, particularly Maker Mondays, feature opportunities for participants to experiment with a variety of art forms, technology, stories, and even LEGO® blocks. There's something for everyone.

DISCOVER   The summer program is a great opportunity to try something new! Whether it’s using a new technology tool or trying a new art form, the wide variety of activities will let attendees “test the waters.”

All events and the reading challenge are free.

Summer@HPL couldn't happen without our 2014 Sponsors:

Friends of the Homer Public Library
City of Homer
Homer Foundation
The Grog Shop
Homer Veterinary Clinic
Homer Theatre
Frosty Bear Ice Cream
Fat Olive’s Restaurant
Timeless Toys
Homer Bookstore
Pratt Museum
Kate Kuhn’s Aquatic Center
Two Sisters Bakery

Rasmuson Foundation (Harper Arts Touring Fund)
Alaska State Council on the Arts

And a big thank you to our supporters:

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
City of Homer Community Recreation
Homer High School