• Movie & A Snack

    Friday, January 27th K-5th grade 3:30-5pm

  • Make & Take - Conductive Painting

    Wednesday, January 25th @ 6:30 pm

    Join Miss Madelyn for a lesson on conductive painting and then try your own hand at it.  This program is open to anyone school age through adult - please sign up at the library as space is limited.
  • Contemporary Discussions Book Talk

    Thursday, January 26th @ 6:30 pm

    This book talk will feature three books that examine African American lives and history.  The books include Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome:  America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy Angela Degruy, White Rage:  The Unspoke
    n Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, and A Hope in the Unseen:  An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind.  After the book talk, which will feature an overview of each book, the group will choose which book to read and explore in more depth.  The book discussion of the chosen book will be held in February as part of African American History month.
  • Toddler Story Time

    Please join Miss Madelyn for the next Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, January 25th at 10:30 am all about Penguins!  Come for the stories, songs, and fun!  This program is geared toward toddlers but preschoolers are welcome.
  • Rockin' Readers

    Join us for Rockin' Readers on Wednesday, January 25th all about the Antarctic Animals!  We will have stories, crafts, snack and games!  The program is for K-2nd grade students and meets from 3:25 - 4:15.  
  • Teen Tech Help

    Are you having trouble downloading ebooks? Want to know how to use your new iPad? Well, now we've got a team of volunteer teens who can help! Now that school has started, our teen volunteers will be available on Mondays from 3:00 to 5:00. We're grateful that they can still squeeze us in with their busy schedules. There's an appointment schedule at the front desk or you can just drop by. Bring your device or just your questions; our teen tech volunteers are here to help!
  • Online Catalog

    When using our online catalog remember that the catalog first searches for an item here at the Homer Library.  If you don't find what you are looking for and want to expand your search to the whole library system, use the drop down box that says Limit By;  and select All Libraries.
  • Biblioboard and Self-E

    Check out these new services from your Library

    BiblioBoard Library is an easy-to-use platform that allows Phillips Free Library to offer high-quality reviewed books by NY indie authors to patrons. Content is available on the web or on eReaders. Click on the icon on the right side of the page to get started reading. And check out the Writer’s page for information about uploading your own self-published book.


This Week at the Library

For the week of January 23


As always if after school activities are canceled for the Homer School district due to weather - library clubs are also canceled.

Little Bits

Tuesday, January 24th

The next session of Little Bits is January 24th from 6:30-7:30 pm.  This program is open to 3rd - 6th grade students who can use the little bits blocks to create their own inventions.  There is space for 8 students - sign up at the library today!
 

Afternoon SpecTECHular - this program is FULL

K-5th grade students are invited to join us on Monday, January 30th for an Afternoon SpecTECHular! There is a half day of school this day - our program is for K-5th grade students and will run from 1-3 pm.  Each child will visit stations involving: coding, electricity, engineering and food science.  The sign up will start on Tuesday, January 17th.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

Save the Date!

Coding

We have 3 upcoming Coding activities!  
Tuesday, January 31st An Hour of Code for 6th-8th
grade students from 6:30 -7:30 pm sign up starts on Tuesday, January 24th - space is limited to 10 participants.
Saturday, February 4th An Hour of Code for 3rd -5th grade students from 10:30 -11:30 sign up starts on Friday, January 27th - space is limited to 10 participants.
Beginning Coding for K-2nd grade students - 6 week class.  This is for the child who has never coded before.  The class will meet on Mondays starting February 6th through March 20th from 5:00-5:45 pm.  (There will not be class the week of winter break.)  Sigb up starts on Tuesday, January 17th - space is limited to 10 participants
 

Hoopla

Movies, Music, eBooks and more

We are excited to announce a new digital service that will allow you to watch movies, read books, listen to music and more.  You need to have a library card and internet access to use this new service.  Each card holder is able to borrow 3 items each month.  After 3 items have been checked out you will have to wait until the next month to borrow more.  Please check out the site - have your library card handy to make an account with Hoopla.

Children's e-Books

Check out this growing collection

We are starting a small collection of children's non-fiction e-books, viewable online. Just follow the link. The Login is phillips1, password ebooks. Then type in your library card number and start reading. We'll be adding a couple new books each month.