Using Libraries In Your Homeschool

National Library Week is coming up in a few short weeks. You may see lots of signs for library book sales and commemorative events this month, but libraries need–and deserve–some love all year round! Take the opportunity to explore, rediscover, and share the importance and impact of libraries in your homeschool and your community. Check out this week’s Homeschool Living for cool facts about libraries past and present, tips for finding and shopping library book sales to supplement your curriculum, information on the vast resources available at your local library, and fun library activities to teach and encourage children to utilize these valuable community resources.

Build a Library

Did Benjamin Franklin open the first public library? This article chronicles the history of the public library. Explore the “storied” history of libraries and record-keeping.

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Check out the library map to see if there is one near you, or even learn how to build and register your own!

Buy a Library

Library book sales can be a great place to find homeschool curriculum and supplemental materials, but be sure you have a plan if you’re looking for something specific. Before you hit up your local library book sales this month, check out Our Montessori Home’s ideas about how to make the most of library sales.

Use a Library

This article from details nine resources public libraries offer, even beyond our beloved books.

Love a Library

It can be exhausting to round up the kids and their various library materials for regular trips to your local library, not to mention the hassle of lost or damaged books and library fines. So why shouldn’t you cut that stress out of your life? This post from Life as Mama shares some benefits of taking your kids to the library that may help change that perspective.

Browse this list of reasons that libraries are essential and even submit your own reasons or ways a library has had an impact on you and your family.

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