Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:14 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Many support reading program

August 4th was the culmination of the 2012 Summer @ HPL Reading Program. Hundreds of children, teens and adults took part in this summers myriad programs. We tried new things this year, explored new technologies to connect, and partnered with new organizations in our community.

Wed particularly like to thank the Alaska Federal Credit Union for their funding of Dream Big Read, the childrens programs; the Homer Foundation Youth Advisory Council for funding the 3D Avatars: Make and Create Your Own workshop; the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding Jason Shiga and Joe Raiola; and Homer Real Estate for funding the Magic Guy.

So many businesses and individuals helped with the Summer @ HPL program. Wed like to thank the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, the Homer Bookstore, The Homer Boys & Girls Club, Grant Aviation, Timeless Toys, Ulmers, Cosmic Kitchen, Alaska Wildberry, The Grog Shop, Two Sisters Bakery, Fat Olives Restaurant, Frosty Bear Ice Cream, Homer Theatre, Ocean Shores Motel, and the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center.

Thanks also to Linda Ellsworth, Brenda Romanko, Blake Hill, Craig Phillips, Charlie Stewart, Amy Russell, Lisa Whip, Robyn Walls and the incredible board of the Friends of the Homer Public Library. Thank you for supporting summer reading for youth, teens and adults.

Claudia Haines and Erin Hollowell

Friends of the Homer Public Library