Homeschool Services

The Mount Prospect Public Library welcomes homeschooling families in the community and supports these families through services, materials and programs.  The Parent / Teacher Collection in Youth Services has over 2,000 titles. This collection contains many resources specifically chosen to help parent/caregivers, teachers, and librarians plan curricula and programming for students and families.

Services

Book Bags

The bookbag service allows Mount Prospect homeschoolers to supplement their curricula with materials from the Library. With three days advance notice, Youth Services staff will select materials related to your topic, including books and audiovisual materials. Items will be checked out to your Library card for three weeks and are renewable. There is a limit of one bookbag at a time.

Study Space

Two study rooms in Youth Services and several study rooms in Adult Services are available. Additionally, there are multiple study tables and carrels located throughout the Library.

Computer Services

In-house computers offering word processing, Internet access, online reference tools, and more are available throughout the Library. Wireless network access and printing are also available for patrons to connect to the Internet, using personal laptops or tablets.

Materials

Activity Bags

Early Literacy Bags

e-Books

Electronic Resources

Kids’ Books-to-go!

Parent/Teacher Collection

Programs

Upcoming Events

Weekly Storytimes

The storytime experience can be a rich, rewarding one for your child. Research has shown that children who are read to from an early age are more prepared to learn to read. Storytimes will feature early literacy information and tips for you to help your child get ready to read through five simple practices: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Summer and Winter Reading Programs

Other Resources

Illinois State Board of Education

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

Illinois Christian Home Educators

Illinois H.O.U.S.E. (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience)

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Website

Home EDucator’s Resource Directory

HSLDA: Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Homeschooling Guide