Homeschooling Resources

Books
Look under these call numbers in the adult library:
  • 371.04 – Homeschooling Resources (in the Study Resource Center and Adult Nonfiction)
  • 372 - Elementary education
Selected titles in the adult collection:
  • The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for you Family
    Lisa Rivero (371.042 R58)
  • The Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School, A Parent’s Guide
    Mary Griffith (371.042 G 75)
  • Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath—You Can Do This!
    Terrie Lynn Bittner (371.042 B57)  
  • The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling
    Rachel Gathercole (371.042 G37)
  • The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
    Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise (371.042 B37)
  • The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible-Based Homeschooling
    Robin Sampson (371.042 S25)

Selected titles in the Parent-Teacher Collection:

  • Picture Books Plus: 100 Extension Activities in Art, Drama, Music, Math, and Science Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Joan B. Reeve. (j 027.6251 Nes P-T)
  • Great Books for Girls / Kathleen Odean (j 011.62 Ode P-T)
  • Great Books for Boys / Kathleen Odean (j 011.62 Ode P-T)
  • The Read-Aloud Handbook / Jim Trelease (j 028.51 Tre P-T)
  • Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents / Elizabeth Knowles and Martha Smith (j 028.55 Kno P-T)
  • Building Character Through Literature: A Guide for Middle School Readers / Rosann Jweid and Margaret Rizzo (j 370.114 Jwe P-T)
  • What Your First Grader Needs to Know and other grades in the series / E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (j372.19 Hir P-T)
Catalog Searches
Do a subject search on the online catalog using the following terms:

  • Home schooling
  • Curriculum planning
  • Education, elementary
  • Activity programs in education
Electronic Resources
Use our subscription databases to find full-text magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries, biographical resources, poetry, photographs and more! Databases provide high quality, concise information not always available on the web. These services are available to you from the Mt. Lebanon Library, the eiNetwork and the State Library of Pennsylvania.

You will need:

  • Your current library card number (type in with no spaces)
  • To make sure cookies are enabled on your browser.
  • To use the help screens for each database to assist you with your searches.

To see our list of databases and other online learning tools, click here.

More online resources can also be found on our Homework Help page.

For more help, please ask a librarian.

Selected Websites
  • A to Z Home’s Cool - A comprehensive website that will help you homeschool your kids from preschool through high school.
  • Homeschool World - The website of Practical Homeschooling Magazine.
  • Homeschooling - Homeschooling basics, curriculum guides, printables, and more at this site from About.com
  • The Pennsylvania Home Education Network - Find lots of information about homeschooling in Pennsylvania at this site maintained by home educating families.
  • Home School Legal Defense Association - The website of HSLDA, a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children.
Magazines
Mt. Lebanon Library subscribes to over 350 magazines, journals, and newspapers for adults, teens, and children.
Suggested titles:

  • Home Education Magazine
  • Bookbag
  • BookLinks 
  •  Library Sparks
  • The Mailbox
  • Practical Homeschooling
  • Teaching Tolerance
Library Tours and Library Skills
We can offer groups of homeschoolers a tour of the library and an introduction to library skills for children and teens. Please call or email us to make arrangements. 
 
Ask a Librarian
We are happy to help you put together a collection of themed books, locate resources, and answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Updated June 2014