At Home Learners and the Public Library

The public library is traditionally the home educator's biggest resource. It is essential to foster valuable relationships with all members of the community and that libraries and librarians are responsive to the growing number of parent educators and homeschooled youth. In this five-week online course, you will learn how to identify and connect with homeschool families; explore the various methods of homeschooling; discover your state's legalities around homeschooling; understanding the importance of the library to the home educated; and develop a program plan specifically for homeschooled youth in your community. 

This is a five week course run asynchronously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
- identify and connect with local Homeschooling families.
- understand the importance of public libraries to homeschooling families.
- develop a program plan for homeschool youth.

Instructor Information
Christina Giovannelli-Caputo has been the Kids’ World Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library since 2014. She began her professional career in 2002 as a high school art teacher and has over 20 years of experience working with youth 0-18. Join the conversation at Librarians Serving Homeschool (LSH) on Facebook.