Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: 4pm - 8pm

Scheduled Closings

The Library will be closed on the following days:


  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 19 - Martin Luther King Day
  • February 16 - President's Day
  • April 3 - Good Friday
  • April 5 - Easter Sunday 
  • May 24 - Sunday before Memorial Day
  • May 25 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 7 - Labor Day
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • (November 25- Library closes at 5:00 p.m.)
  • November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve

Library Staff

Library Director

Sheree Kozel-La Ha

Additional Staff
  • Sara McCambridge, Assistant Director
  • Carol McSweeney, Business Manager/ Head of Technical Services
  • Alexandra Annen, Adult Services Manager
  • Jody Olivieri, Youth Services Manager
  • Jody Studer, Circulation Manager
  • Maryellen Reed, Bookmobile Manager  

Board Members

Edward R. O'Brien - President

Jane Klunk- Vice President

Mike Budde - Treasurer

Phyllis Levine - Secretary

Brian Smith

Kevin Owen

Kitty Mitchell

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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