Bookmobile & Outreach

Community members at the bookmobile

Bookmobile News

Stops may be canceled due to weather at any time. If this happens, holds will be brought back to the library and placed on the pickup shelf. Notice of canceled stops will be posted to the library's website.

Have a question about the Bookmobile? Call us at 708.301.7908 or email outreach@homerlibrary.org.

VIP Home Delivery Service

Homer Township Public Library offers books and more brought to your door. If you or someone you know would like books, magazines, music, movies or other library materials but cannot get to the library, even on a temporary basis, you may arrange for VIP Home Delivery Service. This free service is for anyone who is ill, injured, caring for someone, or confined to their home.  Please fill out the online request form.

Request VIP Home Delivery Service

Bookmobile FAQ

All items on the Bookmobile will be checked-out for two-weeks. Items may be renewed, unless they are on hold. Items can always be renewed on the bookmobile, at the main library, by phone 708.301.7908, or through our online catalog.

Overdue notices will be sent for late materials. While we do not charge fines due for any library materials, there will be charges for lost items. Books not returned after an overdue notice is sent will be billed to you along with a processing fee, and your borrowing privileges will be stopped until your record is cleared, either by returning the items or paying for them.

If you have a valid library card already then it's good on the bookmobile. Or with proof of residency, such as a driver's license, you can get a new library card on the bus. You will need a library card to check out materials and will be responsible for all materials on your card. Library cards from area libraries are also welcome.

Yes! Any items can be checked out or returned at both the main building or on the bus.

If the books/materials you are looking for are not on the Bookmobile, they may be reserved or requested.  Call 708.301.7908, fill out a request slip on the Bookmobile, or use the online catalog. Staff will make every effort to get it for you through interlibrary loan.

Materials

The bookmobile carries over 5,000 items. Staff is happy to take requests for any material(s) needed.

  • Books – fiction and non-fiction for all ages 
  • Audio books for adults / Read-alongs and Wonderbooks for children
  • Magazines for all ages
  • DVD’s and Music CD’s

Bookmobile Services

Outreach Department staff promote library services:

  • Free library cards (issued on the Bookmobile or at the Library)
  • 2-week loans including popular fiction
  • Adult and children's books of all genres and formats
  • Spanish and Polish language materials available upon request
  • Audiobooks / Read-alongs and Wonderbooks
  • Music CDs / DVD’s
  • Phone requests (need to be placed 48 hours in advance of your stop)
  • VIP Home Delivery Service to those who cannot visit the library for various reasons
  • Specially scheduled school stops to area schools during the school year
  • Reader's advisory / Interlibrary loans from anywhere in the U.S.
  • Community programming and participation in local events, parades, festivities, etc.
  • Special "deposit collections" for approved facilities and residential communities
  • Story times at selected times and locations