What's Happening at HPL?
1) Veteran's Day Display
Veterans Day is just around the corner. HPL will honor and thank Homewood military service personnel from any time period with an archival display, to be featured at the library and on HPL’s website.
The display will include:
- A photo of the honoree in uniform
- His/her rank
- Years of serve
To be included, please scan the photo of the military service personnel (or we can help here at the library),
and fill out the application form. Then email the form and a .jpg photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for inclusion is Oct. 28.
For more information, visit the HPL website or call 708-798-0121, ext. 239.
2) Chicago History Museum Field Trip
On Thursday, October 13th the Homewood Public Library will sponsor a field trip to the Chicago History Museum for patrons aged 55 and older! Transportation will be provided and registrants must arrive by 11:00 a.m the morning of the 13th. The field trip will feature a guided tour of the museum's Great Chicago Fire exhibit, with approximately an hour after the tour to experience the rest of the museum at your leisure. Transportation will be provided back to the library as well and depart from the city at approximately 3:00 pm. Proof of COVID vaccination, a valid HPL card in good standing, and signing a waiver 5 days prior to the event are all required for this trip. There is also a $25 cancellation fee. Lunch is not provided, although there is a café in the museum and time prior to the tour to have lunch. Registration is limited and patrons will be added to a wait list. Please refer to the information sheet and off site activity waiver for full details.
3) MASK POLICY
- Masks are ENCOURAGED and RECOMMENDED, but NOT REQUIRED throughout the library.
4) COMPUTER POLICY
Homewood Patrons with Library Card: Computers are available for 45 min time limits, need library card to log on.
Homewood Residents without Library Card: Free 45-minute pass available by showing a valid Homewood ID (Driver’s License or State ID with Homewood address).
Non-Homewood Residents: Must purchase a 45-minute pass for $1.00.
15-minute Express passes are free for use only at the downstairs Express computer. These passes are suitable for independent users, especially those who wish to “print and go”. 15-minute passes are restricted to one pass per patron per day and cannot be extended.
THANK YOU for thinking of us, but at this time the library is not able to accept donations - though hopes to in the near future. Watch the web site for more information. In the meantime, the places listed below are open, willing and able to accept your donations:
PRINTING AT HPL
Need to print something but don't have a printer? Check out our print services! CLICK HERE to learn more.
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BEANSTACK READING CHALLENGES
HPL has a new digital platform called Beanstack! You can use Beanstack on your phone (both android & iOS), mobile device, or computer. Through Beanstack you can log your reading and join HPL's Reading Challenges--allowing you a chance to win prizes! There are challenges available for ALL AGES.
Interested? Register for a Beanstack account by clicking HERE.
LIBRARY SERVICES HOURS
HPL OPEN REGULAR HOURS
- Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
- Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
- Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm, after labor day
- Drive-Thru: Open all Library Hours
- Book Returns: Open 24/7
- Friends book Sale Open all Library Hours
THE FORT HOURS
- Monday - Thursday: 3 pm - 9 pm
- Friday: 3 pm - 5 pm
- Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Masks recommended, but not required. Ask staff to browse the collection.
Need to place a hold? CLICK HERE to sign into your library account.
HOW DO I PLACE A HOLD?
Browse through our online catalog and find the item you want to put a hold on
Click onto the Place Hold button next to the item you want to place a hold on
A window will pop up asking you to log into your Library Account
Enter the barcode on the back of your library card (that is your library card number) and enter your PIN
Your default PIN is the last four digits of your primary phone number on your library account.
A window will appear for you to specify the library where you want to pick-up your item when ready. Once you have selected the pick-up library, click Place Hold. The system will tell you if the hold was successfully placed or not.
Once you have placed a hold on an item, you will be able to see it when you are logged into your library account. It will show under the Holds tab.
If you have multiple holds and don't want to receive them all at once for pick-up, you can manage your holds in your library account by clicking on the ones you want to suspend until you are ready to pick them up.
HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR PIN?
Call us or Email us:
DRIVE-THRU PICK UP
Drive-Thru PickUp is be available all the hours the library is open and is open to both Homewood and Non-Homewood Residents.
HOW DOES DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP WORK?
Place a hold in our online catalog. If you need assistance, call the library at 708-798-0121 x. 216 or email us at email@example.com.
Come to the library and go to the Drive-Thru to receive your holds.