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Our mission is to provide support for the Homer Public Library programs and services,

to raise funds that enrich the library experience, and to promote the use and enjoyment of the library.

Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm 

Tuesday and Thursday,


Homer Public Library Calendar

For a complete list of Homer Library events and class happenings, go to the main Homer Library website.


Support the Library

Do you love the Homer Public Library?

We do.  A lot.

We believe that a great library is a centerpiece of every vibrant community.  When you support your library, you support lifelong learning and curiosity. 

Are you interested in offering support? We make it easy. You can...





2024 NEA Big Read
Titles are Ready for Checkout

The Friends of the Homer Library and Homer Public Library are hosting a dynamic community read of the novel The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. The Homer Big Read 2024 will focus on the early 20th-century history of the Northwest and Alaska, including the treatment of women, indigenous peoples, the working poor, and free speech. Over a six-week period in January and February 2024, the community will be invited to participate in book clubs and events that promote curiosity, conversation, and engagement with the book, the library, and the community. The Big Read will begin with a Kick-Off featuring skits inspired by the text and performed by Pier One Theatre, and will culminate with an in-person Keynote Address by the author Jess Walter.
Copies of The Cold Millions and The Big Both Ways, a book by Alaska author John Straley with similar themes that will be incorporated into one of the events, are now available for checkout at the Homer Public Library. Stop by the circulation desk for the books and a calendar of Big Read events. If you would like to get involved or volunteer for events, please reach out. Email for more information on how to volunteer or support Big Read activities.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Travelogue Presentation

Juneau to Juneau:

6 1/2 Years Sailing, Hiking & Biking
Around the World

This in-person event took place at the Homer Public Library on Thursday, November 30, 2023 and was broadcast live via Zoom.

The Zoom recording may be viewed by clicking the link below and entering the the following

passcode:  c@r%BT20

This recording will only be available for public viewing for the next 90 days. 

HPL/FHL Book Club

Meets on the 4th Tuesday

of each month

4:30 - 6:30pm

Next Book Club meeting

December 26, 2023 to discuss

Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

Join us in the library Meeting Room

More info & Zoom link at:


Conversations with a Council Member

Tuesday, Dec. 12th

12:00 - 1:00pm meet with Rachel Lord

Bring your questions, ideas, and lunch (if desired) for an informal conversation with a different Homer City Council Member each meeting. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, September - May, at the Homer Public Library.

All are welcome!

Join us at the library in the

Meeting Room.

Conversations with a Council Member

Tech Help

Meets on the

1st and 3rd

Thursdays of the month

 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Meets in the Homer Public Library

Conference Room or Study Room

Knitting Circle



All experience levels welcome!

Meets in the Homer Public Library

Conference Room


South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

Meets on the

1st Tuesday each month

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meets in the Homer Public Library Conference Room


Live Action Role Play


2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Meets in the Homer Public Library Conference Room


Reading Between the Lines

Each Sunday morning at 9:35 am on KBBI, our local public radio station, you can hear book reviews, upcoming events, and “audio bibliographies.”

Youth Programs

A love of reading and learning begins early, and we strive to support opportunities for kids and families to grow together.

BOB the Bookmobile

Our goal with our beautiful bookmobile is to spread library services throughout Homer.

Celebration of Lifelong Learning

Celebration of Lifelong Learning is an annual event which honors members of our community who prioritize learning and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with others.


Sign up for the News

Be the first to know what's going on at the Homer Public Library when you sign up for the monthly newsletter. 


Become a Member

We encourage you to support the Homer Public Library by becoming a Friend this year. Friends of the Homer Library enjoy twice-yearly opportunities to attend the members-only book sale preview night with music, treats, and first pick of thousands of bargain-priced books.


Donate Now

When you make a donation to the Friends of the Homer Library, you are making an investment in your local library and in building a community dedicated to lifelong learning.


Thank you to our business donors!




Friends of the Homer Library is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community organization.


500 Hazel Avenue • Homer AK  99603
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