Summer Reading Program
Toddlers - Adults
Wednesday, June 19thJoin us for Rockin' Readers! New activities, new stories, new crafts and a whole bunch of fun! Rockin' Readers is for K-2nd gradestudents and meets from 3:25 - 4:15 pm. If Homer schools are closed Rockin' Readers will not meet. Join us for our end of the year party!
Tea Time at the Library
A PodcastWelcome to Tea Time! Where avid readers come together to discuss topics of interest related to literature. You can find all of the episodes here.
Teen Tech Help
NEW TIMEAre you having trouble downloading ebooks? Want to know how to use your new iPad? We've got a team of teens who can help! Our teen techs will be available on Fridays 3:30-5:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm. Bring your device or just your questions; our teen techs are here to help!
Visit our Teen Writers Showcase
Christmas Dog PoemsCheck out the Teen Writers Showcase here. Some teens, and some not-so-teenlike anymore have written Christmas dog poems. If you need a little holiday joy, read them!
What's a Library for?
Check out our patrons' library memories and stories. You'll find more, like this one:
One of the first things I remember after moving to Homer is my mother taking us to the library to get library cards...
Verizon HotspotDid you know the library has a Hot Spot for patrons to borrow? A Hot Spot is for people who don't have internet access but do have Verizon cell phone coverage. The Hot Spot will allow internet access free of charge to you for a 1 week borrowing period. Stop at the library for more information.
Save the Date!
Summer Reading GoalsThis summer our goal is to have our Phillips Free Library Community read 2000 books! If that goal is met, the library will buy one of 3 items: Spheros, a Pressure Washer, or a Telescope. You get to choose using a marble run voting system. If our patrons exceed that goal, we have additional incentives! If we read 2,100 books then our teens Benji & Evie will dye their hair and reveal it at our end of the year party on Saturday, August 17th. If we read 2,200 books then Sarah & Priscilla will dye their hair as well
This Week at the Library
For the Week of June 17
Life Size Games
Summer Book Club Registration!
Fiction, Food & Flick
Lunchtime Story Launch
Summer Reading Program - Wednesday Evenings
Thinking on Thursday
Worth a ReadLast year, the library hosted author Hena Khan here at the library. Hena is the author of several picture books and middle grade novels, including Amina’s Voice. As a librarian, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and hosting many authors. It’s truly one of the perks of being a small town librarian. Hena, who is a generous and warm person, is definitely one of my favorites. While speaking at the library and schools, she shared about her life growing up as a Muslim in the United States, her culture, and her talents as an author. Here’s a link to a recent essay she had in the Washington Post that’s definitely worth reading. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/04/09/teaching-my-son-all-parents-stand-up-against-muslim-hatred/?fbclid=IwAR3NNT8h1UQG3lmFq3D5MiN0OXOhKlBy9MRLKfzciIllD2YpjlmgHzYoCNU&utm_term=.cbfdbdcc3e67
Movies, Music, eBooks and moreWe 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.
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.