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Reading
Tumblebooks
TumblebooksTumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.
eBooks for Kids
eBooks for KidsDid you know we have an entire collection of eBooks for Kids? You can read these items now on your phone or tablet! Download the Libby app by clicking the icon above, find your library, and plug in your card number. You are ready to check out books - from home.
Hoopla Digital
Hoopla DigitalHoopla isn't just for grown-ups it's got a ton of great kid's stuff too! Everything including eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and MOVIES!
Learning
Homework Help
Homework HelpHomework help is available through Tutor.com, a fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor from 3:00 - 10:00 P.M. in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser.
The Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual LibraryThe Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.
language learning for kids
language learning for kidsScientific research shows that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Our program is specifically designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 - the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease.
Social Stories
KC-Homewood Library - Book
KC-Homewood Library - BookUse this social story with your child to explain how to check out a book or other material from the library and how to handle when favorite books are sometimes checked out.
KC-Homewood Library
KC-Homewood LibraryUse this social story with your child to explain how you behave in the library and all of the things you can experience in the library such as computers, puzzles, programs and animals.
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Kid's Events
Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise... more
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows two schoolgirls who move to the... more
This acclaimed animated tale by director Hayao Miyazaki follows two schoolgirls who move to the country to be near their ailing mother.

Homewood - Room 102
Mon, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to code, but don't know where to start?

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a magical evening of books and writing inspired by one of our favorite fairy-tale... more
Join us for a magical evening of books and writing inspired by one of our favorite fairy-tale princesses.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 25, 9:30am - 10:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn to create presentations and use basic Powerpoint functions. Register online.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Sep 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and... more
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-12 grade) In celebration of Banned Books Week, join us for a special game of BINGO that... more
(K-12 grade) In celebration of Banned Books Week, join us for a special game of BINGO that highlights our favorite banned books.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fossils provide a valuable record of plant and animal life from the past.

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Oct 01, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise... more
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a monthly chess tournament where you will learn strategy and fun in equal measure!

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Oct 02, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 02, 9:30am - 10:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Room 102
Tue, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
This national club is geared towards empowering girls in computer science fields. Open to girls... more
This national club is geared towards empowering girls in computer science fields. Open to girls 4th grade and up.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
See what tasty treats you can make with a few ingredients and a coffee mug!

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Oct 03, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and... more
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 grade) Get ready to use your creativity for our exciting building challenges!

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Oct 04, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 04, 9:30am - 10:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Oct 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
From potions to quidditch, join us for an evening filled with magic and science! Open to all ages.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Oct 05, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
(ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online starting the Monday... more
(ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online starting the Monday before the Friday class date.
Registration opens Monday, October 1 2018 at 9:00am

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Oct 06, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
(birth-12 months) Join Ms. Mary for an educational and engaging storytime filled with songs,... more
(birth-12 months) Join Ms. Mary for an educational and engaging storytime filled with songs, fingerplays, board books, and stories.

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Oct 07, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Oct 08, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise... more
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Homewood - Room 110
Mon, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register... more
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register Online.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a magical evening of books and writing inspired by one of our favorite fairy-tale... more
Join us for a magical evening of books and writing inspired by one of our favorite fairy-tale princesses.

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Oct 09, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register... more
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register Online.

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Oct 10, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and... more
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 grade) We'll provide the materials you need to create your very own working puppets.

Homewood - Room 110
Wed, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register... more
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register Online.

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Oct 11, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 11, 9:30am - 10:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians!

Homewood - Room 110
Thu, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register... more
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register Online.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Oct 12, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Room 110
Fri, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register... more
Get ready for a fun week of Spanish classes to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Register Online.

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Oct 13, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
(all ages) Ever wonder How to Make Friends with a Ghost? Join us for a morning of boo-tiful... more
(all ages) Ever wonder How to Make Friends with a Ghost? Join us for a morning of boo-tiful crafts, ghostly games, and goodies!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Oct 14, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Oct 15, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise... more
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and... more
Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Oct 16, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Room 102
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
This national club is geared towards empowering girls in computer science fields. Open to girls... more
This national club is geared towards empowering girls in computer science fields. Open to girls 4th grade and up.

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Oct 17, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and... more
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 grade) Get ready to play with your food and create something delicious and nutritious!

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Oct 18, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 18, 9:30am - 10:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Room 102
Thu, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-1st grade) This introductory coding class introduces coding basics. A laptop is not required,... more
(K-1st grade) This introductory coding class introduces coding basics. A laptop is not required, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Register online.

Rm. 102
Thu, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
(2-3 grade) This introductory coding class introduces coding basics. A laptop is not required,... more
(2-3 grade) This introductory coding class introduces coding basics. A laptop is not required, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Register online.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Oct 19, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
(ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online starting the Monday... more
(ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online starting the Monday before the Friday class date.
Registration opens Monday, October 15 2018 at 9:00am

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Oct 20, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Oct 21, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Oct 22, All day
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about... more
(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise... more
(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to... more
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him.

Homewood - Room 102
Mon, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to code, but don't know where to start?

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and... more
(preschool) Join Ms. Laura for books, songs, and activities that stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 grade) Join us for an ooey-gooey afternoon of spooky science and slimy creations!

Kid's Reads
  • Laura
    • Juana and Lucas
    • Tales Our Abuelitas Told
    • Salsa
    • Alma and How She Got Her Name
    • Waiting for the Biblioburro
    • The First Rule of Punk
    • The Night the Moon Fell
    • Sonia Sotomayor
    • Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match
    • Bravo
An American Girl - A Night with Luciana
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