We are so excited to be partnering with the Homer Historical Society to offer an exciting new resource for our community. Thanks to a donation from the Homer Historical Society, the Homer Community Library has a year-long subscription to Ancestry Library Edition. This resource will be available through any of the patron computers in the Library. We will also be co-hosting a series of classes on genealogy: Find Your Family at the Homer Library
Are you interested in genealogy but don’t know where to start? Have you started your family tree but have hit a dead end? The Homer Community Library, in partnership with the Homer Historical Society, is offering a series of classes for both beginner and more advanced genealogy enthusiasts.
On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30pm, we will offer an Introduction to Genealogy where we will discuss the basics of starting a family tree and introduce some of the most common resources for genealogical research.
On Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm, we will host an Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition. We will explore what records are available on the site and how they can be used to build a family tree.
Don’t worry – if you can not attend either of these sessions, we will repeat these two classes and add more targeted sessions as we collaborate with the community and see what information will be most useful.
Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact the Homer Community Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217/896-2121. While there is no fee for these classes, donations are always appreciated. We are so excited to be able to bring these classes to our community!
The Homer Community Library
needs a Trustee to serve on our Library Board.
Library Trustees must reside within the limits of the Village of Homer and be able to attend our monthly board meetings which are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
If you are interested in being considered as a Trustee please contact the Library or stop in and fill out a Trustee Form.
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We are open M,T,Th,F: 2am-7pm; W: 9am-2pm; Sat: 10am-2pm
When COVID disrupted our patrons' lives, as well as normal library practices, we stopped charging overdue fees and have been automatically renewing items for our patrons. However, starting January 1, 2022, we will stop automatically renewing items (so PLEASE remember to call or email us) and will begin charging late fees again.
Late fees are:
Books: 10¢ a day per item
DVDs, CDs, & audiobooks: $1.00 a day per item
STEM kits: $1.00 a day per item
We have also updated our printing, copying, and faxing service fees:
Cost of services:
Black & White prints or copies: 15¢ per page
Color prints or copies: 25¢ per page
Faxes - sending $1 for the first page, 10¢ each additional page
receiving: 15¢ per page
The Library now offers laminating services and can laminate items up to 11x17".
Cost of services:
Business card size: 50¢ each
All other sizes up to 11x17": $1.00 each