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Homeschool families, we are here for you.

If you are a homeschooling family in our community, you’ll be delighted to know that the Mount Prospect Public Library is here to support you. Our Youth Department provides a wide range of free resources, including databases, Local Groups/Co-ops, books, and websites, which are designed to cater to all levels of experience. Our goal is to offer the best possible resources to support your home-based learning experience.

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3-D Printing

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Mount Prospect Public Library strives to connect people to resources that spark innovation within their lives. We provide access to the FlashForge Creator Pro 2 to engage the community with new and emerging technologies.

Library of Things Jr.

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Are you looking for more manipulatives and games to use for your lessons? You can check out items from our Library of Things Jr. as part of the Book Bag service!

Museum Passes

Museum Adventure Pass

Free Admission and/or discounts at participating cultural destinations.

Book Bag Service

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Complete the online request form to request materials. In addition to books, we can send a wide variety of other materials to help support your teaching.

Meeting Rooms

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Rooms are available one hour after opening to one hour before closing for groups of 15-100.

Study Rooms

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Enclosed study rooms for one to four people are available in the Youth and Adult Department.

National Geographic Kids.

There are various forms of media available that explore topics such as animals, science, history, cultures, the environment, and more. These may include pictures, books, and magazine articles.

Explora: An EBSCO Experience.

Elementary school students can access full articles from magazines like Highlights and Ranger Rick, as well as full-text reference materials.

Khan Academy.

A world-class STEM education is accessible to everyone with 3,600+ video lessons for lifelong learning.

Brainfuse HelpNow.

HelpNow is a service that provides students with live access to tutors for homework help, skills building, and test preparation.


BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.

Britannica Education.

This encyclopedia is filled with numerous articles and recommended websites, making it an excellent source for beginners who are conducting research online.


The username is mppl and the password is library. Explore animals, science, social studies, and biographies in English and Spanish.

Scholastic Teachables.

Access a wide range of educational materials such as worksheets, mini-books, printable packs, and lessons in English and Spanish to use at school or home. Login with username: mppl and password: library to explore topics including animals, science, social studies, and biographies.

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Website

Lesson ideas, educational websites, helpful articles, top programs, books, materials, curriculum, and support.

Home EDucator’s Resource Directory

Information, supplies, services, and support for the homeschool community.

HSLDA: Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Legal advice for homeschooling families (subscription required).

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

Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience (HOUSE) is a statewide network of nonsectarian home schooling groups.

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free resource to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources to enhance their homeschool experience.

Homeschooling Guide

Information for students and families considering homeschooling, building a curriculum and philosophy, and transitioning to college as a homeschooled student.

The Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling is rewarding, fun, challenging, exhausting, and fulfilling, but above all, it is worth the effort. Within this website are encouragement, advice, resources, curriculum reviews, organization tools, and more.

Illinois State Board of Education: Home Schooling

Find information on registration, requirements, resources, and more.

Double J Riding Club Equine Science Homeschool Program

A safe learning environment where horse riding students of all ages and levels can develop their riding skills, make friends, gain confidence through accomplishment, and have fun while pursuing a life-long sport.

Homeschool Kingdom (HSK)

A co-op with classes to homeschool students of all ages on Fridays. In addition to students aged K-8, HSK offers fun and challenging class options for high school.

Illinois Christian Home Educators

Share information and encourage one another.

Johnsburg Public Library

Homeschool Resource Center. All materials (books, curriculum resources, games, and equipment) can be checked out by anyone with a valid Illinois library card.

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. Homeschool Group

Arlington H.O.U.S.E. is an open support group for homeschooling families in and around the Chicagoland area – Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and surrounding areas.

Homeschool Meetups in Elmhurst

Here’s a look at some homeschooling meetups happening near Elmhurst.

Prospect Heights C.H.A.N.G.E.

They are a K-12 grade co-op with preschool & nursery available for younger siblings.

CHAMPS (Christian Homeschool Arts and Music Program)

A private organization of parents who desire to broaden our children’s exposure to music and the arts in a Christian environment. 

Homeschooling Resources in the Chicagoland Suburbs

Homeschool co-ops and groups all over the western suburbs encourage parents to work together to design learning and social experiences that are meaningful for their children. 

Chicagoland Homeschool Network

Chicagoland Homeschool Network is a free resource to help families in the Chicagoland area connect with resources to enhance their homeschool experience.

Schaumburg H.O.U.S.E.

A non-sectarian group of homeschoolers that supports all educational philosophies and family lifestyles. They facilitate activities, classes, cultural events, and general gatherings to help children in making friends and being part of a larger community.

Home Educators Reading Guide

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