Tag: Homewood Public Library

Homewood library employees get contract extension and raise

After all the acrimony and angst that went into getting a union contract for Homewood library staff members two years ago, approval of the contract renewal was uneventful. The seven-member library board unanimously approved the contract during its Nov. 17 board meeting. The union members had earlier approved the contract[Read More…]

Homewood library board adopts $3.29 million budget

The Homewood Public library board held down costs and was able to approve its $3.29 million budget for 2021-22 at the board meeting on Sept. 15. The budget is the identical amount as its previous budget. Library Director Colleen Waltman said only two line items changed. Liability insurance increased by[Read More…]

Homewood library board considers requiring employees to be vaccinated

The Homewood Public Library board of trustees reviewed COVID-19 protocols currently in place and the possibility of requiring all employees to be vaccinated. “I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope,” Colleen Waltman, library director, told trustees at the Aug. 18 meeting. Board members expressed concern about implementing a vaccine requirement[Read More…]

The FORT teen space at Homewood library has reopened

At its July 21 meeting, the Homewood Public Library board agreed to reopen the FORT, a special spot in the library for teens. The space has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. The FORT (Friends of Remarkable Teens) is an area on the second floor designated for 7th-12th[Read More…]

Homewood library welcomes back patrons by appointment

The Homewood Public Library is again open to Homewood residents, but you need to make an appointment. The library staff has been improvising since March when the library closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Services and programs went online and curbside delivery was implemented. Now the library’s doors are open[Read More…]

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