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For Homeschooling families looking for lesson plans, resources, connections and more.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2016 URL: Print Guide
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Homeschooling Websites

Browse websites about homeschooling.

  • Homeschool Diner
    A fun and informative site about homeschooling with articles & how-tos.
  • Homeschooling |
    Though the ads are distracting, this site covers things like homeschool laws, socialization issues & offers fun "printables."
  • Ohio Homeschoolers | Yahoo! Group
    Join this Yahoo! Group for Ohio homeschoolers to connect and network with other homeschool educators. Currently has over 800 members.
  • Ohio Revised Code | Home Education
    This chapter/section of the Ohio Revised Code covers the rules and regulations regarding home education, including: Excuses from Compulsory Attendance for Home Education, Definitions, Statement of purpose, Notification, Academic assessment, Remediation & Placement in school
  • The Home School Mom
    A portal of free resources available online. includes information about many topics, including ordering free curriculum from industry and private organizations, online lesson plans and worksheets, online unit studies, and other helps for supplementing or creating a homeschool curriculum.
  • Cathy Duffy Homeschoool Reviews
    This site features articles and reviews of books that Cathy believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, and related politcal and spiritual issues.
  • The Well Trained Mind
    Offering a step-by-step, grade-by-grade, subject-by-subject guide to the classical pattern of education called the trivium.
  • The Secular Homeschool Community
    Created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world
  • Pioneer Woman Homeschooling
    An online Homeschool Community Blog

Library Services for Homeschoolers

Teacher Card
Homeschooling parents are eligible for a Marysville Public Library Teacher Card.  This card will provide you with special borrowing privileges designed to help you make full use of the library's resources.  Click here for more information about the Teacher Card Loan Policies.

Teacher Collection Requests
Do you need a collection of books to support a theme or topic you are using in your classroom?  Use our Teacher Collection Request Form to allow the Youth Department staff to pull up to 60 items for you and have them ready for a quick pick up.  Please 14 days advance notice so that we may put together the best collection possible for you.

Assignment Notification
Are your students working on a big assignment, project or research paper?  Tell us about it by filling out our Assignment Notification Form.  We will then be able to pull together materials and resources that will help give your students a place to start their research.

Library Visits
Want to bring your students to the library?  Contact Kate McCartney to set up a tour, storytime, library instruction, research help or other program.

Parent/Teacher Collection
Did you know the library has a whole collection of books for teachers and parents?  Browse through our Parent/Teacher collection for books about everything from how to teach math to how to read aloud to kids. (Located in the Youth Services Department)

Homeschool Resource Shelf
Are you thinking of Homeshooling?  Are you already Homeschooling and looking for ideas?  Take a look at our Homeschool Resource shelf where you will find reference material, catalogs, information on local homeschool groups and more. 


Suggested Books

Here is a great list of suggested books to get you started.  For more books try out our Catalog Search Starters in the left column.

Online Collections

Looking for teacher-approved resources? Look no further! 
But don't forget to get out your library card; you're going to need it!

  • Mango Languages
    Looking to learn a new language? Mango offers more than a dozen languages.
  • E-Books
    Great collection of read-along titles for all ages. Includes TumbleBooks, Scholastics BookFlix and TrueBooks.
  • Online Collection for Kids
    Does your child need to research a topic such as a famous inventor, an environmental phenomenon or current events? Check out these resources!
  • Learning Express Library
    Provides online, interactive practice tests, career building tools, and writing aids. Tests including advanced placement, Civil Service, College Entrance Exams, GRE, GED, Law Enforcement, Writing skills, U.S Citizenship, Teaching, and many more.(Remote Access Available)

Featured Website

Bald Eagle

Have you heard about the Bald Eagle pair, nesting near Honda?  They might be hard to see but now thanks to the National Wildlife Federation you can watch a nesting pair of Bald Eagles in Iwoa live!  The pair have three eggs that they are waiting to hatch.

Eagle Live Cam

Cool Factor: Watching Bald Eagle eggs hatch!

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