Homeschooling & curriculum

Some of our resources

Our Homeschooling Collection is intended to enhance homeschooling curriculum. It includes:

  • Common Core resources
  • Curriculum guides
  • Grade level learning guides
  • Test preparation guides

Flashcards and other curricular aids can be also be found here. We also have the following magazines: Book LinksHome Education Magazine, and Practical Homeschooling

Homeschooling activities

Local area families conduct a variety of homeschooling activities on a weekly basis at the library. These include:

  • Art and music appreciation (elementary–high school)
  • Junior Great Books discussions (4 years–upper elementary)
  • Writing workshops (elementary–high school)

Contact me or library staff at 847-376-2839 for information about how to participate.

Helpful Websites

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.

H.O.U.S.E. (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience) is a nonsectarian statewide network of support groups for families involved in homeschooling.

Illinois Home Education

Started and maintained by an Illinois family, this website provides links to a variety of homeschooling resources, including Illinois laws.

Illinois State Board of Education Homeschool Information

Information about homeschooling requirements in Illinois, including a comprehensive FAQ.

Johnsburg Public Library Homeschool Resource Center

Established in 2001 from a $55,000 grant, this center offers a variety of materials which can be checked out by anyone with a valid Illinois library card. Their collection includes: educational board games, math manipulatives, and science equipment.