Homer Public Library

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The digital divide, the gap between those who have access to internet and technology and those who don’t, is more present in Alaska than most of the country. Along with that divide comes a lack of computer education, but some in Homer are trying to fill that gap. The Homer Public Library was one of 28 libraries across the U.S. to receive a grant from Google and the American Library Association aimed at teaching kids computer code, to build apps and learn more about computer science.

Get some recommendations for your winter reading list on this week's Coffee Table with special guest Dana Stabenow and host, Terry Rensel.

You can find a list of all the books that we talked about at Dana's web site, https://stabenow.com/2017/10/25/coffee-table-books/.

 

While students are on summer vacation and away from their school libraries, The Friends of the Homer Library is bringing the books to the kids. Ride the bookmobile with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson.

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.

Homer Library Wins Rasmuson Grant

Feb 25, 2016
Photo by KBBI.

The Rasmuson Foundation has awarded the Homer Public Library a $23,691 grant to buy books and materials. Library Director, Ann Dixon, who wrote the grant, says it was good news.

“It was very good news because otherwise it was going to be looking very grim. There would be subscriptions to magazines and databases that we would have had to cancel and just a whole lot of books that we wouldn’t be able to buy,” said Dixon.

Homer Librarian Contributes to Digital Education

Oct 19, 2015
Photo by KBBI.

Claudia Haines is the Youth Services Librarian at the Homer Public Library and she is also a media mentor. Media mentors help families understand the best ways to incorporate digital media in children’s education and in library services. She is co-authoring a book that will teach more people the essentials of media mentorship. Haines spoke with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler to discuss the book and what it means to be a media mentor.