The Friends of the Homer Public Library depends on dozen of volunteers who help support monthly programs, book sales, and special programs like the Top Drawer Collection and BIZ-Idea.

Our regular volunteer needs include:

Event Support:

Time commitment: as needed, 2 to 4 hours

When: various times

Description: The Friends of the Homer Public Library hosts several events and fundraisers throughout the year that depend on volunteer support.

Such events include:

    • our annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning fundraiser – (held in April)
    • the spring and fall Book Sales – (held in April and October)
    • Monthly events such as the Get Lit Series, the Armchair Traveler series, and several others

Flyer distributors

Time commitment: 1 hour each week as needed

When: Mondays are typically good. However, needs change.

Description: We need help getting our event signs up at locations around town. If you regularly go to several places each week and could put up a few signs on your way, let us know.

Story Hour

Time commitment: 1 hour reading and 1 hour preparation

When: Story Hour is each Wednesday from 10-11am

Description: Story Hour is primarily geared to young children with a read aloud component and a craft component. Library staff can help with preparation.

Summer Reading Program

Time commitment: As needed

When: Starting in June and running to the first week in August.

Description: The Summer Reading Program has many volunteer opportunities, helping with weekly events as well as helping with the end of the summer Ice Cream Celebration. Volunteers can works as much or as little as fits into their summer schedule.

Reading Between The Lines readers

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month or less

When: Flexible time schedule

Description: Friends volunteers record KBBI’s Reading Between the Lines book review programs, which air at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Volunteers can record their readings any time during the month at KBBI.

Board member

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per month

When: Board meets second Wednesday of each month, but time commitments vary

Description: Contact Andy Haas, board president, for more information at 235-1008 or email yatra@ak.net.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact Erin at erin@friendshomerlibrary.org or by phone at 435-3195. Or fill out the form below and we’ll contact you!