Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of the Homer Township Public Library is to provide free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technologies to educate, engage, and enrich the Homer community. We support life-long learning at every age and stage of a person's life.

What the Library Does

  • supports lifelong learning for personal development and discovery through classes, events, programs, opportunities, materials, resources, clubs and more!
  • offers free and easy access to print and digital materials and resources with a friendly knowledgeable staff.
  • builds community in a warm and welcoming space; always Fine-Free!

Our History

  • 1976: Homer Lioness Club forms and begins long-range project of starting a local library.
  • July 1982: Homer Township Public Library opens in the Reed School building, under a grant from the federal government.
  • November 1983: Referendum passes, establishing the Homer Township Public Library District as a unit of local government.
  • September 1986: The Lioness Club purchases the parcel of land where a new Library building will be constructed.
  • July 1988: Library building opens on 151st Street.
  • May 2006: Bookmobile service begins.
  • July 2013: A renovation project increases the size of the library from its original 14,000 square feet to 24,000 square feet.
  • August 2013: A dedication ceremony in the Heroes Quiet Reading Room honors Michael “Mikey” C. Olivieri.
  • March 2024: A newly expanded Homer Library!
New construction north expansion prototype
New construction front entry prototype