Homeschool

Services include:

A Selection of Books and Magazines

Our branch libraries offer several homeschooling items that may be of interest.

Online Resources

Homeschooling Informational and Support Groups

Local: California

California Homeschool Network
A statewide, volunteer-run organization that works to help homeschooling families’ right to preserve their own educations. The group provides information on homeschooling and closely monitors legislation that may affect homeschooling families.

HomeSchool Association of California
This statewide organization offers extensive support for homeschooling families, including a bi-monthly newsletter, legal resources, social gatherings, and information exchange.

Linda Mar Educational Center: Home School Program
This program, based in Pacifica, offers guided support for families who are interested in homeschooling.

San Francisco Homeschoolers
This support group, based in San Francisco, offers membership and an online calendar of upcoming events in the Bay Area.

Welcome Homeschoolers
This is a support group for homeschooling families in and around the San Mateo County area. The group offers membership, activities, and a variety of links to local community resources.

Nationwide

Accelerated Christian Education
This group provides information for self-instructional Christian education.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Advocate group for homeschooling. Their site includes information on state laws.

Homeschooling, presented by Home Education Magazine
Home Education Magazine provides articles, information, blogs, and networking opportunities for homeschooling families throughout the nation.

Library Service for Homeschooling Families

Homeschooling and Libraries Blog
Children’s librarian and freelance writer Adrienne Furness offers information on how libraries can better serve homeschooling families. Her blog contains valuable links to the latest homeschooling news and links to other online resources.

“A Home Away From Home: Libraries and Homeschoolers” by Lora Shinn (School Library Journal, 8/1/2008)
An informative article that features tips on making your library a hub for homeschoolers.