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A universal problem for homeschoolers is the shortage of home book shelves.  Another problem we all face is budgeting for all the books we want to purchase.  The solution can be found at your public library.

Like you, I love the library!  Homeschoolers spend time there for many reasons.  I’ve found 50 great reasons you should spend time in your local library.  What is your favorite library feature?


1. Check out books

2. Find discounts or free passes for local museums

3. Check out microscope

4. Check out Toy Kits

5. Story times

6. STEAM or STEM classes

7. Book clubs – age or genre divisions

8. Film series

9. Good place for older children to volunteer

10. Meeting rooms to use

11. Check out Nature Kits

12. Used-Book Sales

13. Check out Music

14. Check out Videos

15. Check out Audio Books

16. Resource Books

17. Moms can read books on “How to Homeschool” or research educational topics


18. Check out Computer games

19. MANGO foreign language

20. Musical performances

21. Dramas

22. Cliff Notes

23. E Books

24. Inter-Library Loan

25. Place Books on hold

26. Check out cameras

27. Bulletin Boards: find information about local plays, art, music, book signings, lectures, tutors,       testing information, co-op group info

28. Computer classes

29. Test Prep books or classes

30. Summer Reading Program

31. Playroom or Play Area for little ones

32. Free WiFi

33. Arts and Crafts Classes

34. Chess club

35. Career Day

36. Sign Language classes


37. Magazines/Journals

38. Maps

39. Elementary Database

40. Check out Curriculum

41.Check out Money Kit

42. Little Pim foreign language

43. Newspapers for current event reports and more

44. Classes: taxes, finance, budgeting, etc

45. Photography Classes

46. Writing workshops

47. Print/Copy

48. 3-D Printer

49. Classes: Genealogy

50. Check out iPads or other tablets

Here are some Homeschooling favorites!

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Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.


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