Hello Home Educators! We are so glad you visited this blog to find out more about the resources available through the Indianapolis Public Library. Whether you have been homeschooling for many years or just started this year, the library can provide a wealth of resources for your home education journey!
West Perry Steam Team for Homeschool
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Come explore with technology, science experiments, engineering, and more with STEAM Team! School age children (6 and up) and a caregiver will learn about each month's theme, then take part in a follow-up experiment. Limited spaces are available. Registration is required.
Lawrence Homeschool Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge
December 14 at 2 - 3 p.m. Register
Challenge yourself to create a Gingerbread House that earns the most points in this STEAM challenge. Aside from having a house with four walls and a roof, we will see if you can design a home that contains some unique architectural details and is strong enough to survive a disaster.
Browse our full listing of programs for kids.
You can find many of these resources in our Homeschool Reference Binder available at all our locations. It includes a homeschooling bibliography, information on local and national organizations, and field trip ideas. Learn more by watching our video tutorial.
IndyPL also has a Homeschool Collection, a growing set of materials selected for homeschooling families of all ages who are interested in supplementing their current curriculum. This collection includes a wide range of subjects and focuses on curriculum and textbooks. The collection is available for in-branch browsing only at the Learning Curve at Central Library, but materials may be placed on hold at any branch or from home.
IndyPL Booklist: Are You Considering Homeschooling?
Books for parents who are thinking about homeschooling their children. These titles offer general information, support, and encouragement. They will answer the questions that parents didn't even know they should have.
IndyPL Booklist: Preschool Homeschool Resources
A list of print materials available in the homeschool collection at Central Library as well as digital resources and additional materials for caregivers embarking on the at-home learning journey with their preschooler. Check this list again as more is being added to it!
Chicago Public Library Booklist: Homeschooling Help
Whether you're schooling children at home long-term or adjusting to temporary realities, these parenting and educational books will help you find your way.
On this list, you will find some recent additions to our Homeschool Collection. At the end of the list, there is also a link to databases that are accessible through the library.
This is just one book in a great series of study guides. There are 9 books covering 9 subjects and each is available as print books and as ebooks. To search for the series just type "Everything You Need to Ace" into the basic search box and you're ready to go!
Each week, 20 new words are presented over four days, and on the fifth day, your child can practice the words they have just learned.
This book offers an introduction to the Montessori method and has games and activities that touch on motor skills, art, "practical life," the five senses, and language development.