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Homeschool Services

Child, sitting on wooden step, reading a book.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library welcomes homeschooling families in the community and supports these families through services, materials, and programs.

If you would like to be updated about our homeschooling events and programs, please contact Kate Easley, Youth Librarian — Homeschool Services at keasley@gepl.org for more information.

Just For Homeschoolers

Butterfly Painting Workshop
Tuesday, January 23 | 1-2:30 pm

Draw a butterfly on watercolor paper and then learn to use watercolor pencils to add vibrant color to your painting with help from art teacher Christine Thornton. For grades 1-5. Reserve your spot.
Google CS First for Homeschoolers
Tuesday, February 20 | 1-2:30 pm

Use computer science to animate an ocean wave and tell a story from the high seas with Scratch, a free visual programming language. For grades 1-5. Reserve your spot.

Services

  • Book Discussion Collection Requests
  • Tours of the Youth Department
  • Tutorials on Catalog and Online Databases
  • Book Requests by Topic or Genre
  • Study Rooms and Tutoring Space (available on first-come, first-served basis)

Other Library Programs

Materials

The Parenting Collection, located on the first floor, contains useful books on a variety of topics from educational activities to discipline. The library also has a vast selection of books on homeschooling including:

 


Other Resources

llinois Resources:
Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Free resource to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources to enhance their homeschool experience.Illinois Christian Home Educators
ICHE serves to network different support groups from all over Illinois for the purpose of sharing information and encouraging one another.Illinois H. O. U. S. E.
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience is a statewide network of nonsectarian home schooling groups.

Johnsburg Public Library
Homeschool Resource Center. All materials (books, curriculum resources, games, and equipment) can be checked out by anyone with a valid Illinois library card.

Beyond Illinois:
A2Z Home’s Cool – Alphabet of Homeschooling
Find lesson ideas, educational websites, helpful articles, top programs, books, materials, curriculum, and support.HSLDA: Home School Legal Defense Association
Provides legal advice for homeschooling families, subscription required.Home Educators Resource Directory
One-stop Directory for information, supplies, services and support for the homeschool community.

Homeschooling Guide
From OnlineSchools, a resource for students and families considering homeschooling, building a curriculum and philosophy, and transitioning to college as a homeschooled student.