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Summer@HPL for Kids

Summer@HPL: Dream Big READ! (For ages 11 and under)

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Summer@HPL is a FREE eight-week summer program for all ages sponsored by the library and Friends of the Homer Public Library. We offer opportunities for kids, teens, and adults to READ, PLAY, DO, and DISCOVER at the library and beyond! Learn the details HERE.

Right now! Register for Summer@HPL Everyone! Register online or stop by the library to sign-up in person. Kids' reading passports are available at the front desk.

June 8


Wizard of Oz puppet show all ages Lions and tigers and puppets, oh my! In this classic heart-warming tale, adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Dan Raynor, children will watch with bated breath as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz. What will happen to Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion?
FREE @ the library

June 12


Family Scavenger Hunt & Stuffed Animal Sleepover all ages

Discover the hidden secrets of the library, enjoy refreshments, and bring your stuffed animal for the sleepover!

What happens late at night at the library? Let your stuffed animal find out! Bring your stuffed animal to the scavenger hunt and pick them up on Wednesday morning. Each animal will receive their very own library card and a photo of their nighttime activities!
FREE @ the library

June 22


Stargazing w/ Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies all ages The summer solstice is upon us and the days are long, but thanks to CACS educators we can still learn about the amazing star constellations! Come explore the make-believe night sky and discover what lies beyond.
FREE @ the library

June 29


'Stories and S'mores' on the Beach best for families w/ kids 5-12 Join us for a bonfire, marshmallow roasting, and storytelling with Craig Phillips! Parents, please plan to enjoy the event with your kids.
FREE @ Bishop's Beach

July 3


Create a Float for the Fourth of July Parade! all ages Tuesday is the day to create our float for the July 4th parade! The float will celebrate reading, our families, our community, and Independence Day!
FREE @ the library

July 4

time TBA

Dream Big, READ in the Fourth of July Parade! all ages Be a part of the July 4th community festivities and the library's parade float (which we're creating the day before). Come show your Summer@HPL pride as we march down Pioneer Avenue. (Yes, we'll be throwing candy!)

July 9


'Brick by Brick' LEGO® Contest all ages

Use your imagination and your LEGOs® to dream up a scene, thing, person, creature or....? Contest rules are available HERE or at the library.

Entries are due Monday, July 9th, by 5pm. They will be on display at the library all week! Find out if you created the winning masterpiece at the award ceremony on Saturday, July 14, at 5pm.
FREE @ the library

July 20


'Dream On' w/ Bobby and Sherry Norfolk all ages, recommended for 12 & under Come for an evening of interactive, fantastical stories told by this renowned visiting duo! Their animated style will surely capture your imagination!
FREE @ the library

July 25


Interactive Comics w/ author Jason Shiga all ages

Learn more about the inventive storytelling style of author and cartoonist, Jason Shiga!

This event is free and open to all ages.

Jason Shiga, creator of the graphic novels Meanwhile and Empire State, is an illustrator and cartoonist from Oakland, California.

July 28


Night Life of Alaskan Animals all ages

Head outdoors with the staff of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and discover the secret life of Alaska’s nocturnal animals. How do owls see at night? Do bats live in Alaska? What other animals stay awake at night?
FREE @ Wynn Nature Center

July 31


The MagicGuy all ages The MagicGuy returns to the library for an afternoon of magic for all ages! Be amazed by grand illusions, card and rope effects, and, of course, levitation!
FREE @ the library

August 4


Annual Ice Cream Celebration! all ages Bring your stamped reading passport to gain access to the ice cream and prizes!
FREE @ the Boys & Girls Club