Homeschooling Resources & Services
Our homeschool-friendly environment includes many resources. The staff is always ready to help and includes several homeschool veterans. Our Parent/Teacher Collection is filled with ideas, advice and inspiration - from bringing home baby, health and medical issues to curriculum choices, you'll find it here! We also have instructional videos as well as our online resources which include Mango, a foreign language instructional software available completely online.
We offer a wide variety of programs for homeschoolers of all ages throughout the year.
Creative Writing Club
Writers ages 10 and older
Calling young writers! Get inspired by working with other tween and teen writers at this informal writing club. Each meeting will begin with a short exercise to get your creative juices flowing, then spend some time writing independently, followed by time to share what you're working on.
Mondays @ 11am - 11:45am
January 9 - May 15 (NO meeting 1/16 and 4/17)
No registration required.
All ages and playing levels welcome
Share a friendly game and get tips from fellow players.
Mondays @ 12:30pm - 1:15pm
January 9 - March 13 (NO meeting 1/16)
No registration required.
Meet a Famous Artist
Art lovers 1st - 8th grade
Like to learn about different artists and their styles? Like to try your hand at art projects? This is the place for you! Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times. Create a project in the artist's style.
1st Thursdays @ 11am - 12pm
February 2, March 2, April 6
Meet George Washington's Family
Celebrate Presidents' Day early with this program from Winterthur! George Washington wasn't just a general and a president. Students will discover more about him and other members of his household by exploring reproductions of period possessions and clothing.
Tuesday, February 14 @ 11am - 12pm
->REGISTER FOR Meet George Washington's Family<-
Calling all animal lovers! Join the Riverbend Environmental Education Center at HTFL. Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild. Join us as we discover an array of amazing adaptations as we observe live animals, play games and examine nature artifacts.
Tuesday, March 14 @ 11am - 12pm
->REGISTER FOR Animal Adaptations<-
You may also want to check out Eventkeeper for activities and events open to the entire community and also access program info for all Delaware County Libraries.
- The homeschooling option : how to decide when it's right for your family / Lisa Rivero
- College-prep homeschooling : your complete guide to homeschooling through high school / David P. Byers and Chandra Byers
- The homeschooling book of lists / Michael Leppert and Mary Leppert
- Homeschooling : take a deep breath--you can do this! / Terrie Lynn Bittner
- Homeschooling and the voyage of self-discovery : a journey of original seeking / David H. Albert
- Real life homeschooling : the stories of 21 families who make it work / Rhonda Barfield
- The ultimate book of homeschooling ideas : 500+ fun and creative learning activities for kids ages 3-12 / Linda Dobson
- Homeschooling : the teen years : your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 13- to 18-year old child / Cafi Cohen
- Homeschooling, the early years : your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 3- to 8-year-old child / Linda Dobson
- Homeschooling Today, magazine
- The year of learning dangerously : adventures in homeschooling / Quinn Cummings
- The well-adjusted child : the social benefits of homeschooling / Rachel Gathercole
- Fundamentals of home-schooling / Ann Lahrson-Fisher ; foreword by Linda Dobson
- Research Databases, connect through the Delaware County Library System
Mango, an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Get free homework help online via our Live Homework Help tutoring service. Live Homework Help connects students in grades K through 12, introductory college level and adult learners to expert tutors in math, science, social studies, and English. Funding for this service is provided by Delaware County Council.
Our collection of Educational Entertainment DVDs can be found on top of the DVD cases and includes 80+ titles and is growing all the time.
School House Rocks
Popular Mechanics for Kids
America's Explorer's and Pioneers
Magic School Bus series
Educational Entertainment DVDs must be checked out on an adult's library card. They go out for 3 days and cost $1 per check out. Overdue fines are $1 per day if returned late.
The Book A Librarian service allows customers to reserve a session with a member of the HTFL Reference staff. If you're looking for one-on-one research assistance, library instruction, or computer help, this is for you!
Get all the details on the services on the Book a Librarian page!
Looking for a place to meet? We have facilities available and tours of the library make a great field trip for a family or group.
Come in and chat with the Youth Services staff. How can we help you?