Loan Requests

Are you studying a particular subject that could use some additional resources? With seven days of advance notice, Youth Services will gather books, easy readers, DVDs, etc. that will enhance your area of study. These items may be checked out with a valid library card. Please complete the Teacher’s/Homeschooler’s Loan Request Form to take advantage of this service.

Library Programs

The Library recognizes that providing a forum for sharing information and experiences is an important part of the educational process. The Library hosts the following programs to assist homeschooling families to meet this need.

Homeschool Support Group

This group meets once a month and discusses a different topic each time. Check the events calendar for more information and to register.

Homeschool Informational Meeting

At the beginning of each academic year, the Library conducts an informational meeting to heighten awareness about library resources, to conduct tours of the library, and to share information about the services we offer homeschoolers. We invite you to join us for this special event.

Art & Music

The Imagination Factory  
Learn creative ways to recycle by making art projects.
Suggested Grade:   all ages
Format:   Web Site

NGA Kids Page 
Includes activities and articles designed to help young children experience art and some of the stories behind it.
Suggested Grade:   K-8
Source National Gallery of Art

DLTK’s Printable Crafts for Kids
Excellent craft ideas

Coloring pages and craft ideas

Lots of pages on a wide variety of subjects

A Kid’s Heart
A Christian site that contains excellent ABC interactive and reproducible pages also shapes and color activities and pages.

Jan Brett’s Home Page
The author of The Mitten and Hedgie the Hedgehog presents lots of ideas to go with her books and reproducible postcards, bookmarks, activity pages.

DSO Kids
Dallas Symphony Orchestra sponsors the DSO Kids club. It is designed to encourage an awareness of music especially for those who want to learn more about music and the people who make music.

SFS Kids, Fun With Music
A fun musical experience for kids provided by the San Francisco Symphony.

Games & Fun

Family Games
Links to non-violent, family games.

Ben & Jerry’s Fun Stuff
Screensavers, games, e-cards and other fun stuff
Suggested Grade: K-5

Puzzle Depot Newsletter
For those interested in puzzles, board games, contents and trivia as well as related books and software for education and recreation. This newsletter includes puzzles as well as news.   Delivered approximately once a week via email. All ages.

Fun learning games and activities.


Sheppard Software Geography
An educational game covering all fifty states and world geography quizzes.
Suggested Grade:   All ages

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Presents geographic information about approximately 900,000 places Suggested Grade:   All ages

Rare Map Collection-The American Civil War
A collection of maps related to significant events of the Civil War.   Go to the University of Georgia Hargrett site click on rare map collection.   Some really interesting maps that show where troops were positioned and battle plans
Suggested Grade:   9-12

Health & Safety

Produce Oasis
“One-stop source for information about selecting and preparing herbs,
fresh fruits & vegetables.”
Suggested Grade:   4-12

Teen Central.Net
Allows teens to share their own stories, read stories by others, and get feedback from trained professionals who can help them
Suggested Grade:   6-12
Source:   KidsPeace

Sparky the Fire Dog
Young children will learn about fire education and other safety issues with Sparky as their guide
Suggested Grade:   K-5
Source:   National Fire Protection Association

History & Government

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
This is a great site to learn about the U.S. government.

Hype History on Line
Information on this Web site spans 3000 years of world history
Suggested grade:   All ages

Homeschooling & Lesson Plans

Homeschool Central
Homeschool mega site with a Christian emphasis includes study resources, curriculum and catalog guides, and advice for new homeschoolers.

Homeschool World
Designed and maintained by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling, Homeschool PC and Big Happy Family magazines. It contains feature articles, product news, online courses, lesson plans, etc.

Amanda Bennett’s Unit Study Adventures
Theme-based unit studies.

Jon’s Home-School Resource Page
Comprehensive web site links to homeschool newsgroups, mailing lists, homeschool links.

Worksheets, teaching tips, lesson plans, and lots of information

Learning Page.Com
Site contains Basics sheets, theme sheets, and clipart that can be used for coloring

Family Unschoolers Network

Learn in Freedom

Publication for Parents from the U.S. Department of Education
Electronic versions of popular pamphlets and brochures designed to address parents’ concerns about their children’s education.

Small Planet Communication Links for Teachers
Links to general resources, lesson plans, and hotlists

ABC Teach Network
The site includes lesson plans and theme units.

10,960 free lesson plans for all grades and ages.

School Express Library


A+ Math  
Users can view flashcards for basic mathematical functions as well as more advanced ones.   Math games are also available.
Suggested grade:   all ages

Algebra and Precalculus Tutorial Software
These programs will help you learn algebra, precalculus, and statistics.   Presented are quizzes on inequality symbols, signed numbers, remove parentheses, and lots more.
Suggested Grade:   7-12
Downloadable:   FULL PROGRAM
Includes a large number of math tables--from general math to advanced topics.
Suggested Grade:   all ages

Math Mastery
Provides interactive math activities for essential math skills
Suggested Grade 2-8.

Online Learning & Research

Free online courses from top schools such as Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley,

One web site that allows you to search dictionaries, encyclopedias, Bible, maps and many more reference tools.

School Library Media Kids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own! Students can choose from exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb educational tools including reference works and search engines.

e-Learning for Kids is a global, non-profit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning, especially in the areas of basic reading, science, math, and computers, on the Internet for children ages 5 – 12.


How to View an Eclipse
Provides illustrated step-by-step directions for making a pinhole projector for viewing an eclipse.
Suggested Grade K-12

The Adventures of Science Bob  
Provides information and experiments created by Science Bob-tutor to many of today’s TV and movie star students.
Suggested Grade:   All ages

Ask Dr. Universe
Not only will you find answers to many science questions that have already been asked, but you can ask Dr. Universe your own question, too.
Suggested grade:   All ages

Bat Conservation International
Presents articles, photos, and bat-trivia
Suggested Grade:   All ages