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Summer@HPL 2013 for Teens

Summer@HPL has activities just for teens (ages 12-18)!

Registration is closed for 2013. Join us next year!

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

Find out about the reading challenge and how the teen program works.


Need help picking a book or audiobook? Check out our Summer@HPL Recommended Reads!


And check in at the library on Facebook and Twitter!

Right now! Register for Summer@HPL Everyone! Register online or stop by the library to sign-up in person. Once registered, you'll receive email reminders to track your reading time.
May 28 - June 8 Beneath the Surface: Teen Blind Date with a Book 12-18

Check out one of the wrapped books on display at the library. You just might fall in love!

Mon, June 3
10am - Noon
Maker Monday: Marine Debris Art 6-18 With Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Make a difference in the world by turning marine debris into art!

Learn about all Maker Mondays
Mon, June 10
10am - Noon
Maker Monday: Action Animation with LEGO® 9-18 Join local filmmaker Michael Walsh for an intro to stop action animated video!

Learn about all Maker Mondays

Mon, June 17
10am - Noon
Maker Monday: Knitting 7-18 Local knitting expert Jerri Nagurek will show you how to make a very cool knitted coil basket.

Learn about all Maker Mondays

Thurs, June 20
1 -3pm

GPS and Geocaching 101 11-18

Scavenger hunts aren’t just on paper anymore!

Learn more

Mon, June 24
10am - Noon

Maker Monday: Artist Trading Card Workshop 10-18 This is a mixed media "play day" that explores drawing, painting, collage, fiber, and more.

Learn about all Maker Mondays

Sat, June 29
1 - 3 pm

Yo-Yo Demo & Workshop

all ages

Julius, world-renowned yo-yo player and teacher, is coming to Homer!

Read more about his visit


Mon, July 1
10am - Noon

Maker Monday: SteamPunk DIY 12-18

What is Steampunk, you ask? Jennifer Norton will introduce you to this popular subculture!

Learn about all Maker Mondays

Mon, July 8
10am - Noon
Maker Monday: DIY Radio Show 9-18

Put together a mock radio story with KBBI's Ariel Van Cleave!

Learn about all Maker Mondays

Fri, July 12
1 - 3pm

Kamishibai Comics program 8-18 With artist Isaac Paris

Learn more

Fri, July 19
all day

Teen Documentary Film Workshop 12-18

Are you an aspiring filmmaker?

The Alaska Teen Media Institute will help produce our own short film!

Learn more

Mon, July 29
10am - Noon
Maker Monday: LEGO® and Robotics 7-18 After a demonstration by local robotics club members, we'll be building with LEGO® blocks!

Learn about all Maker Mondays

July 29 - August 3 2013 LEGO® Superhero Contest 0-18

Use your imagination to create a new superhero!

Entries are due Mon, July 29, by 5pm

Details and rules

August 2


Teen Night 12-18

Part of the National Teen Library Lock-in 2013

Find details and the permission form here