Homer Community Library
500 East Second Street, Homer, Illinois 61849
Phone: 217-896-2121

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Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri, 2 - 7pm
Weds 9am – 2pm
Sat 10am – 2pm


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Pre-school Story Time: Please call the library if interested.


Free Family Movie Night: 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00

              Bring your whole family – most movies will be rated G or PG with an occasional PG-13.  The library will announce the title of the movie 2 weeks before the scheduled showing.  Please, we ask that parents do not leave their small children unattended during the movie. 

Free Movie Matinee 

  Second week of each month at 1:00pm.  These movies are selected for adult audiences and will generally be rated PG or PG 13.


Mission Statement
The Homer Library facilitates the education and entertainment of library patrons through materials owned by the library and those provided by the interlibrary loan system.
The Homer Library serves everyone in the Heritage School District. If you reside or own property within the city limits of Homer, your tax dollars help support the Library and you are eligible for a free library card. Residents in the township, Broadlands, Allerton, Longview or otherwise in the Heritage School District may subscribe to the library for $37 per year. Just visit the Library in person and present acceptable identification showing your name and current address.

General Information
The Homer Community Library offers a wide range of programs and services. The Library carries over 12,000 volumes of books for adults and children, large-print books, audiobooks, music, movies, puzzles and magazines. We also provide free books for elementary school students through the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program.
The Library offers public computers with wireless internet, word processing, graphic design, presentation, photo retouching and spreadsheet software and printing and copying services. See the librarian for additional information.
The Library is part of the Lincoln Trails Libraries System (LTLS). Your library card provides access to all of the libraries in the LTLS. If you cannot find a specific title in the Library, ask the librarian to borrow that material from another library for you. Or, you can borrow items by accessing the LINC catalog on the LTLS webpage. Inquire at the Library if you have any questions.
Board meetings are open to the public, take place at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, and are held in the Library.

Lending Policies

Lending Policies


Loan Periods & Renewals

Items                                 Loan                   Maximum

                                          Period                 Renewals


Books                                 2 weeks                   2

Audiobooks                        2 weeks                   2

Magazines                           1 week                     1

Music CDs                          2 weeks                   2

Educational DVDs               2 weeks                   2           

Movies                                2 days                      2

If any item is requested by another borrower, it may not be renewed.


Quantity Limits

Items                                               Collection

Books                                                    20

Audiobooks                                             5

Magazines (current issues)                        3

Magazines (past issues)                          12

Music CDs                                              5

Educational DVDs                                   3

Movies (DVD & VHS)                           3


You may renew items in person, by calling the librarian at 896-2121, or by emailing us at homerlibrarian@gmail.com


Overdue Fees

Movies and music DVDs or CDs: $1 per day, per item.

Interlibrary loan materials: 50¢ per day, per item.

Everything else: 5¢ per day, per item.


The library also charges fees for the replacement of long overdue materials, damaged materials, and the replacement of items returned with missing contents. Please note: if library materials become long overdue, or an outstanding balance is substantial, library fees may be referred to a collection agency.

Borrowed items are stamped with the due date to help you return material on time. You may also request a printout of all your loans.


Interlibrary Loan

As part of the Illinois Heartland Library System, our library can request materials from other system libraries for our patrons.  We limit the number of interlibrary loan items to no more than 5 out to any one patron at any one time.  The loan period and renewal policies are set by the lending library so will vary.  We do charge an overdue fee for late interlibrary loan materials of $ .50 per day, per item.

The Summer Reading Program runs 6 weeks in June and July for kindergarten through 5th grade.
We are currently looking for someone to head our Library Book Club.  See the librarian for more details.
There is an ongoing Reading Incentive program. Ask the librarian for details.

The Library hosts Special Programs occasionally. Past programs have included: painting classes, gardening classes, family reading night and family game night.
Watch the local media and posted announcements in the Library for additional information. If you are interested in presenting a program or have a suggestion for future programs, please contact us.

Support the Homer Community Library
There are many ways you can be a part of the success of the Homer Community Library:
Volunteer your time. Private gifts can help the Library while at the same time benefit you financially. Plan now to leave a gift to the Library. Want to honor or remember a special person or occasion? A gift to the Library is a meaningful way to do it!