Homeschooling 101: A Virtual Library Presentation


More families are finding themselves homeschooling or considering homeschooling this school year. In response to this trend, the Coronado Public Library has compiled home education resources for the community.

The Kids’ Zone now includes a homeschooling resource section, filled with different homeschooling programs and additional offerings for long-time and accidental schoolchildren. To browse the collection, simply type “homeschool resources” in the field. catalog search bar. Access to this collection’s program allows families to “try before you buy”. Always growing, the homeschooling resource collection includes a range of materials reflecting a variety of homeschooling philosophies, from secular to faith-based.

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“Parents want to know what support networks they can join, and they want to get an idea of ​​what material might be best suited for their child. Our homeschooling resources provide a sample of what to expect. We want parents to know that they are not alone, ”said Katia Graham, Children’s Librarian.

On Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m., the library hosted a virtual presentation by local home schooling expert Erica Gapp, who will cover many aspects of home schooling, such as how to do the home schooling. home schooling legally in California, the different philosophies of home schooling, and the essential resources families can count on for support. There will also be a question-and-answer session. Registration for the Zoom link to the “Homeschool 101” conference is available through the library online calendar.

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That’s not all, the library is working on a homeschooling resource page for its website and providing outreach services to local homeschooling groups. Graham said the library’s programming, from the popular children’s book bundle program to storytimes and Tinker Tuesdays, can all be helpful for homeschooled families. She invites them to contact her at [email protected] for any questions.

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