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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, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Feb 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(4-7 Grade) Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Tweens will learn how to create henna... more
(4-7 Grade) Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Tweens will learn how to create henna designs and receive a temporary henna tattoo! Register online.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga... more
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 20, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 Grade) Join us for an out-of-this-world experiences of intergalactic fun! Create your own... more
(K-5 Grade) Join us for an out-of-this-world experiences of intergalactic fun! Create your own galaxy in a jar!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Room 102
Thu, Feb 21, 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.

Homewood - Room 102
Thu, Feb 21, 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 - Round Auditorium
Fri, Feb 22, 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, February 18 2019 at 9:00am

Library Back Parking Lot
Sat, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as David Weigel, Director of Christenberry Planetarium, gives a talk on how to use... more
Join us as David Weigel, Director of Christenberry Planetarium, gives a talk on how to use telescopes and find the stars!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Feb 25, 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
Tue, Feb 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 26, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
(K-⁠5th Grade) This special after school storytime teaches coding using storytelling and... more
(K-⁠5th Grade) This special after school storytime teaches coding using storytelling and activities.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga... more
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 Grade) Make beautiful and mysterious masks just in time for Mardi Gras.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
We are all about the number three this year – Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the... more
We are all about the number three this year – Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the Three Little Pigs. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a night of fun!

Homewood
Fri, Mar 01, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Sat, Mar 02, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Sun, Mar 03, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Mon, Mar 04, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
(K-12 Grade) Join us for a monthly chess tournament where you will learn strategy and have fun... more
(K-12 Grade) Join us for a monthly chess tournament where you will learn strategy and have fun in equal measure!

Homewood
Tue, Mar 05, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood
Wed, Mar 06, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga... more
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 Grade) Get ready to play with your food and create something delicious and nutritious!

Homewood
Thu, Mar 07, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Room 101
Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom into science with the Homewood Public Library’s new microscopes, which were purchased... more
Zoom into science with the Homewood Public Library’s new microscopes, which were purchased with a grant from the Homewood Rotary.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(All Ages) Family yoga provides children, parents, and caregivers with quality time to practice... more
(All Ages) Family yoga provides children, parents, and caregivers with quality time to practice yoga together and have fun!

Homewood
Fri, Mar 08, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Mar 08, 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, March 4 2019 at 9:00am

Homewood
Sat, Mar 09, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Sun, Mar 10, 12:00am - 12:59am
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Room 101
Sun, Mar 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(K-12 Grade) This support group for siblings of special needs children is a place to share... more
(K-12 Grade) This support group for siblings of special needs children is a place to share ideas, experiences, and the ever changing needs of having a sibling with special needs.

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

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Mar 11, 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, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
(All Ages) Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple... more
(All Ages) Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Homewood
Tue, Mar 12, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The life and work of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, especially on her research... more
The life and work of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
(4-7 Grade) Come learn the Japanese art of folding paper into beautiful shapes and figures.

Homewood
Wed, Mar 13, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga... more
(Preschool) Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime filled with dance, yoga and fun.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 13, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(K-5 Grade) Get ready to use your creativity for our exciting building challenges!

Homewood
Thu, Mar 14, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for preschoolers!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(All Ages) Join us for a luck filled night of science experiments, crafts and snacks!

Homewood
Fri, Mar 15, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Mar 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
(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. Register online.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
(Preschool) Join us for multiple stations and activities that will stimulate the senses and... more
(Preschool) Join us for multiple stations and activities that will stimulate the senses and promote learning in a sensory-inclusive atmosphere.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Mar 15, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(All Ages) Win prizes and try your luck on our family fun after-school B-I-N-G-O!

Homewood
Sat, Mar 16, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Sun, Mar 17, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood
Mon, Mar 18, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
(Preschool) Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Mar 18, 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
Tue, Mar 19, All day
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12... more
The Homewood Public Library seeks to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of local K-12 Jefferson County students.
Register

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack... more
(Ages 0-3) Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under. Small snack provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
(K-⁠5th Grade) This special after school storytime teaches coding using storytelling and... more
(K-⁠5th Grade) This special after school storytime teaches coding using storytelling and activities.

Kid's Reads
  • Laura
    • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
    • Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
    • Young, Gifted, and Black
    • Freedom in Congo Square
    • Before She was Harriet
    • What Color is my World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors
    • Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
    • Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop
    • Hidden Figures
    • You Can Fly
The Science of Harry Potter
Library Events
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Libby
  • Beanstack
  • Hoopla
  • Tumblebooks
  • Learn Foreign Languages
  • Flipster
  • Amazon Smile
  • Shoutbomb
  • The Alabama Virtual Library
  • Homework Help
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