Tag: Homewood Public Library

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Coping with COVID: May 2

Homewood COVID-19 cases continue to rise. New cases and deaths drop slightly statewide. Markham testing site hours and procedures clarified. Homewood Public Library will open the book return during limited times for the rest of May. Flossmoor Public Library continues regular virtual programs.  You have reached content available exclusively to[Read More…]

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Homewood Library marks 30 years at its address

Hubert and Mary-Kathleen Stalling of Homewood accept cookies from Homewood Public Library librarian Sharon Lade during the 30th anniversary celebration of the library’s move to 17917 Dixie Highway. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital[Read More…]

Homewood library staff contract approved after nearly three years

After nearly three years, employees at the Homewood Public Library are now working under a contract. The library’s board voted unanimously to ratify the agreement at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.   You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of[Read More…]

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Kids clown around Homewood library

It was craziness and laughter at the Homewood Public Library when Dr. Gesundheit made a clown therapy visit. When he introduced himself, Dr. Gesundheit’s appearance with his red bubble nose, red shoes, flowered pants held up by suspenders, orange shirt and crazy hat immediately brought smiles to the audience at[Read More…]

No contract yet for Homewood Library employees

It is more of the same as Homewood’s library staff tries to get its first contract with the library board.  The employees, who have joined the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), ratified the contract May 15, but the document was never shared with the Homewood Public Library[Read More…]

Homewood library employees still waiting for contract

The Homewood Public Library board failed on Wednesday to ratify a contract with its employees represented by AFSCME, saying the board never received a signed contract. At the library board’s May meeting, AFSCME members were anticipating the agreement would be ratified. The board went into an hour-long closed session meeting, and[Read More…]

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Local organizations offer events to celebrate Screen Free Week and Children’s Book Week

Two complementary observances this week will encourage families to disengage from digital devices and focus on reading and other sometimes-neglected activities. Local education organizations, libraries and Homewood’s book store have planned a number of activities to help celebrate Screen Free Week and Children’s Book Week this week, April 29 through May[Read More…]

Friday deadline to apply for Homewood library director position

Candidates have until Friday, April 5, to apply for the job as director of Homewood Public Library. A new executive director is expected to be named May 9.  You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber?[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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