Getting Started

Getting Started

Homeschooling: PBS Tips for Getting Started - Interested in homeschooling, but not sure where to start? This article from PBS offers you 4 tips on how to get started.

Homeschooling in Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education - States and counties have their own requirements for homeschooling. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) have put together their most frequently asked questions and resources here. 


Home School Legal Defense Association - Learn about this nonprofit advocacy organization that provides education and support to parents who want to homeschool their family. It also offers legal information on the consitituional rights of their parents to direct their child's education.


Reviews for Online Homeschool Programs - If you are considering an online option for your child's homeschooling experience, compare reviews for online homeschooling programs with Consumer Affairs


Typical Course Study from WorldBook - If you are wondering what a typical course of study might look like for your child's grade, World Book has curriculum guides for preschool to 12th grade. Each grade is broken down by subjects, such as mathematics, language arts, and science. 


Resources at Gail Borden Public Library District

Gail Borden Public Library Catalog - States and counties have their own requirements for homeschooling. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) have put together their most frequently asked questions and resources here. 


Books and Personalized Recommendations - Need help selecting great reads for your kids? Get a curated book list by filling out this form.


Museum Passes - Your library card gives you free admission or a special discounted rate to local museums and attractions. See what is available and how to get your passes. 


Scholastic Teachables - Get unlimited access to printable activities, skill sheets, and other resources.