For Homeschoolers

The Glen Ellyn Public Library welcomes home schooling families in the community and supports these families through programs, materials and services. A valid Glen Ellyn Library card may be required.

Youth Services Programs

  • storytimes for children birth through seven years of age
  • a Summer Reading program for birth through eighth grade
  • monthly book discussions for grades 1-5
  • Reading Patch Club that runs annually, October through April
  • programs such as puppet shows, children’s theater, animal discovery and music
  • yearly programs for homeschool parents about the Library’s resources

Youth Services Materials

  • resources for parenting and homeschooling
  • booklists to help select age-appropriate books for kids
  • puzzles and puppets available for check out for younger children
  • public school textbooks, grades K-8, for use in the library
  • foreign language materials
  • educational computer programs available for check out
  • computers with games and educational software to use in the library
  • internet access with a parent
  • study rooms and tutoring space on a first come basis

Library Services

  • inter-library loan and assistance in finding materials
  • special tours and training to introduce the library and its resources
  • access to the library’s catalog, magazines, newspapers and other reference databases from home or in the library via the internet
  • computers for patron use

Additional Information

  • special group or family tours and training in using the catalog may be scheduled with a librarian
  • librarians are always available to help locate or use materials