Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed on Sundays during the summer months. 4-8pm hours from September 11, 2016 through May 22, 2017.
   

Scheduled Closings
The Library will be closed on the following days:

2016
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 23- Library closes at 5pm
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Christmas Day Observed
December 31 - New Year's Eve

2017
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 2 - New Year's Day Observed
January 16 - Martin Luther King Day
February 20 - President's Day
April 14 - Good Friday
April 16 - Easter Sunday
May 28 - Sunday before Memorial Day
May 29 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 4 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 22- Library closes at 5pm
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 31 - New Year's Eve
 

Library Staff
Executive Director
Sheree Kozel-La Ha, MLIS
708-301-7908
sheree@homerlibrary.org
AIM: GrantExprt
 
Additional Staff
Assistant Director, Sara McCambridge, MLIS email
Business Manager/Technical Services, Carol McSweeney, MBA email
Adult Services Manager, Alexandra Annen, MLIS email
Youth Services Manager, Jody Olivieri, MLIS email
Bookmobile Manager, Maryellen Reed email
Circulation Manager, Jody Studer, BA email
Teen Services Coordinator, Heather Colby, MLIS email

Board Members
President               Dr. Edward R. O'Brien
Vice President      Jane Klunk
Treasurer               Mike Budde
Secretary               Dr. Phyllis Levine
Trustee                   Brian Smith
Trustee                   Kevin Owen
Trustee                   Kitty Mitchell

The Homer Township Public Library District is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of seven elected members. These trustees have varied backgrounds and reflect a rich diversity of public service and interest in the library community. They serve without compensation.

Summary of Library Policies
Library cards
If you live in Homer Township, you may get a free library card. To apply for a card, present one item of identification with your current address and a photo ID. Application for minors (under 16) must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Lost cards
You are responsible for your own card and for all materials borrowed on it. Please contact us immediately if your card has been lost, misplaced, or stolen. Also inform us immediately when you change your address, telephone, or name. You will be charged $2.00 to replace a lost library card.

Non-resident library cards
If you live outside Homer Township, in an area not served by or closer to another library, you may purchase a card for your family.
If you own property in Homer Township but live elsewhere, please present your current tax bill as identification for a free library card.

Circulation (borrowing) periods
Most items may be checked out for a three-week period. New items in "High Demand" may be borrowed for two weeks. Many items may be renewed one time if there are no holds placed by other cardholders. DVDs may be checked out for two weeks. There are no renewals on DVDs. There is no limit on the total number of items you may borrow, but we may place limits on the number of items you're allowed to check out on the same subject. DVDs and music CDs are limited to 5 of each item type per patron card. Items owned by other libraries (including interlibrary loans arranged by us) may have different loan periods.

Renewals and returns
Items can usually be renewed by phone (708-301-7908) when we're open, or through our catalog at any time. You may also contact us by email (askalibrarian@homerlibrary.org) to ask for a renewal. Some items may not be eligible to be renewed. Outside bookdrops are available for returns around the clock. Items may also be returned to the Circulation Desk when we're open.

Lost or damaged items
Lost or damaged items are billed to you at the price of each item plus a processing fee.

Code of Conduct

Unattended children
Children aged nine and under must be accompanied by an adult or teenager of at least 14 years of age. You must stay in the building while your children attend story hours and other programs. See our Safe Child Policy.

Internet policy
See our Internet Safety Policy.
 
 
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Donor Tree Campaign

An elegant Donor Recognition Tree is featured in the main lobby. Standing over 8 feet high it displays beautiful custom glass leaves embellished with platinum ruby, gold, silver, and copper metallic leaf.
Find more information in this brochure.