Homeschooling and Your Bailey Library
BOOKS – The Library has many books to assist homeschoolers. These can be found both in the library’s Parenting section in the Children’s Wing, and in the library’s Non-Fiction collection in the Adult Wing. Most of these materials are found under the 370s call numbers (Education), while other helpful materials can be found under call numbers 028 (Reading), 649 (Parenting), and 909 (World History). The library’s non-fiction collection is arranged with easy-to-read subject signage. For more information about how our collection is organized please visit our Homework Help page here: baileylibrary.org/teens/homeworkhelp.
COMPUTERS – The library has public computers with internet access and word processing available for use. Children age 14 and younger may use the terminals in the Children’s Wing of the library.
LIBRARY TOURS – Our Youth Programming Coordinator, Stacy Tomassone is available to give tours of the library with prior arrangement. Information can be tailored to the needs of a particular group, or a particular subject. For staff contact information, please visit our contact page: www.baileylibrary.org/about/contact
PROGRAMS – A wide range of programs for all ages is presented at the library year-round. Programs may be hands-on arts and crafts, informational, educational, or pure fun. Visit our event listings for more details: www.baileylibrary.org/eventlistings
SUMMER READING PROGRAM – The Summer Reading Program encourages children to maintain their reading skills during the summer by offering incentives for reading. Summer Reading runs June through August each year. Visit our Summer Reading page for more information: www.baileylibrary.org/summerreading
TEENS – Older children and young adults have a wealth of information on colleges, financial aid and scholarships, and careers available to them in the Teen section of the library (located on the west side of the Locashio Adult Wing).
HELPFUL LINKS –
>>Homeschool Support Groups listings at Homeschool Facts
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Lesson Plans Page
Bailey STEAM Corner
Teachers and Homeschoolers are able to schedule time in our STEAM (science/technology/engineering/art/mathematics) Corner for students.
The corner is located in our King Event Room and features:
- Full size human skeleton
- Orion StarBlast Telescope
- Ozobot Bit
- Thames & Kosmos Science Kit: Custom Cars
- Thames & Kosmos Science Kit: Air & Water Power Plus
- LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set
- Makey Makey Classic
- SparkFun Digital Sandbox
- SparkFun Picoboard
- SparkFun Inventor’s Kit
- Janome DC 2015 Sewing Machine