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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 - Children's Department
Thu, Jun 21, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Thursday morning for summer storytime featuring stories, songs, dancing, and more! This storytime is best suited for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Celebrate the summer solstice with us by making crafts and snacks that beat the summer heat!

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Jun 22, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Fri, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Learn ballet steps, explore the art of storytelling through dance, and watch a dance performance by professional dancers.

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Jun 23, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Jun 24, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Jun 25, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Monday for an interactive program full of reading, singing, and playing! This program is for all ages but is most beneficial for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you love to dance? Then join us for an afternoon of music and dancing fun with scarves, bean bags, egg shakers, and more!

Homewood - Room 102
Mon, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to code, but don't know where to start?

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Jun 26, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Tue, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Gene is in tune and out of control with Tater the Gater, Sydney the Shark, Lil Rex, and Conrad the Cow!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Tue, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum...

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Jun 27, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
This all-ages interactive storytime will take you around the world! Learn about different countries and cultures each week through stories, instruments, and play.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the art of making zines and express yourself in new ways. Online registration required. This program is for rising K-5th Graders.

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Jun 28, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Thursday morning for summer storytime featuring stories, songs, dancing, and more! This storytime is best suited for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jun 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
¡Únete a nosotros para una pelicula divertido para toda la familia! Se proporcionarán aperitivos y bebidas.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jun 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a fun family friendly movie on the big screen! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Jun 29, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Fri, Jun 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Learn all about some of our local creatures at the Birmingham Zoo as they visit us at the library!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Jun 30, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Jul 01, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Jul 02, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Monday for an interactive program full of reading, singing, and playing! This program is for all ages but is most beneficial for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for an all-ages karaoke jam featuring family friendly songs!

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Jul 03, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join Lew-E the Clown and his puppet buddy OOGLY-BOOGLY on a funny musical journey!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come see all the amazing creations that can be made with duct tape.

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Jul 05, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Thursday morning for summer storytime featuring stories, songs, dancing, and more! This storytime is best suited for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a special game show family event! Try to guess the prices on the latest school supplies to win prizes.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Jul 06, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages filled with dance, yoga, and fun.

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Jul 07, All day
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off Day

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Jul 08, All day
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick Up Day

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sun, Jul 08, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Join us for ice cream sundaes at the library! Bring your second favorite stuffed animal to share stories and make pretend ice cream treats together.

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Jul 09, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Monday for an interactive program full of reading, singing, and playing! This program is for all ages but is most beneficial for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 09, 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, Jul 10, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us at this fun, interactive program that encourages students to excel through a musical message.

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Jul 11, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
This all-ages interactive storytime will take you around the world! Learn about different countries and cultures each week through stories, instruments, and play.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make a musical new piece of art! Online registration required. This program is for rising K-5th Graders.

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Jul 12, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Thursday morning for summer storytime featuring stories, songs, dancing, and more! This storytime is best suited for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
¡Únete a nosotros para una pelicula divertido para toda la familia! Se proporcionarán aperitivos y bebidas.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a fun family friendly movie on the big screen! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Jul 13, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meet some delightful new animal friends at the library!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Jul 14, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Jul 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Grab a glow stick and travel through time with us! Get ready to moonwalk, cabbage patch, running man, and the macarena. Wicked sweet snacks and refreshments are provided.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Jul 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all Percy Jackson fans!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sun, Jul 15, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Children's Department
Mon, Jul 16, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Monday for an interactive program full of reading, singing, and playing! This program is for all ages but is most beneficial for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you love to dance? Then join us for an afternoon of music and dancing fun with scarves, bean bags, egg shakers, and more!

Homewood - Room 102
Mon, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to code, but don't know where to start?

Homewood - Children's Department
Tue, Jul 17, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Calling all future Kindergarteners and their families! Join us to celebrate the leap into Kindergarten with popsicle snacks and crafts.

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Tue, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to make and decorate your own tasty cake pop!

Homewood - Children's Department
Wed, Jul 18, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Wed, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
This all-ages interactive storytime will take you around the world! Learn about different countries and cultures each week through stories, instruments, and play.

Homewood - Children's Department
Thu, Jul 19, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Thu, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us every Thursday morning for summer storytime featuring stories, songs, dancing, and more! This storytime is best suited for preschoolers but all ages are welcome.

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Register your family team (maximum of 4 people) for our very special musical trivia night. Test your Disney musical knowledge with us and don't forget to dress up!

Homewood - Children's Department
Fri, Jul 20, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Join us for different craft, game, and snack stations inspired by the game of Candyland!

Homewood - Children's Department
Sat, Jul 21, All day
Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our summer reading program. Pick up your summer reading bag at the children's desk between May 21 and July 31. For ages birth to rising 6th Grade!

Homewood - Round Auditorium
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
This special musical storytime is for babies (birth-12 months old) and their caregivers.

Kid's Reads
  • Laura
    • Stand Up and Sing!
    • Passing the Music Down
    • Coat of Many Colors
    • I've Been Working on the Railroad
    • Forever Young
    • Woody Guthrie Poet of the People
    • Talkin' Guitar
    • Home on the Range
    • Cool Country Music
    • Libba
    • This Land is Your Land
    • John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads
    • Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
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