Friends of the Homer Library

Photo by KBBI.

Homer’s Library Advisory Board has been trying to figure out a way to either reduce the Library’s roughly $900,000 budget or find additional funds. The Homer City Council tasked the panel during the budgeting process last fall to find ways in which non–Homer residents could contribute more.

Library board Vice Chair Marcia Kuszmaul explained about half of all cardholders live outside of the community. Homer and area residents support a large portion of the budget through sales taxes, but city residents account for about 30 percent by way of property taxes.

Friends Gift Homer Library Bookmobile

Sep 19, 2016
Photo by Casey Marsh

Dozens attended a 10-year celebration of the Homer Public Library’s building on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Friends of the Homer Library threw the party that included a musical performance, refreshments and the introduction of a new bookmobile.

The Friends bought the bookmobile this spring from the community of Glennallen. They then refurbished the outside of it and marked it with their new logo.