Education

Did you know that you can learn EVERYTHING you might expect to learn in school, just by using the library? (Even social stuff, if you come to programs and/or hang out here.)  Earn a library degree when you use our resources, such as Learning Express, Khan Academy, MIT Open Courseware, or check out web-based free MOOCs (massively open online courses) to learn ALL KINDS of college-level things, from philosophy to computer science to music. Try LearnFree.org to learn computer skills and more.

And of course, there are the books, movies, games, periodicals, music that the library offers–and you can seamlessly access materials from 53 SHARE libraries with over 2.5 million items. We can even get you stuff from out-of-state using InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Plus, there are the library programs. Come and learn everything from how to create a website to how to make homemade bagels at our great programs.

 

Great learning and job resources at LearningExpress!

Learning ExpressWhatever your goals, LearningExpress Library‘s resources will help you succeed. We offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you. Check out the test-coaching and practice for everyone from nurses and corrections officers, to those seeking a GED. Resume writing, math-bulding, AP test boosting…LearningExpress has interactive coaching for EVERYONE.

 

Local Schools

Lomira School District
St. John’s Evengelical Lutheran School
St. Paul’s Evengelical Lutheran School
Mary Linsmeier School
Moraine Park Technical College
UW Fond du Lac

 

Homeschooling Pathfinder

by Sarah Jones Cournoyer

Whether you are just beginning to explore whether homeschooling is a goodfit for your family or you already homeschool, you will find many resources that will help you in your journey.

Wondering about the legalities of homeschooling in Wisconsin? Want to know where to find other homeschooling families? Curious about curriculums or homeschooling philosophies? Looking for free or low-cost ways to support your homeschooling lessons and adventures? Discover some answers to those questions and more in this compilation of resources.

Books

The library collects many books on homeschooling and has access to many more via the other libraries in the SHARE consortium. Use the SHARE catalog to find more books by searching homeschool, homeschooling, home school, unschooling. Specific subject searches will narrow the results of your search. Place a hold on titles of interest and you will be contacted when the materials are available for checkout. Browsing the 649s and 371s in the non-fiction stacks will yield additional titles.

371.042 Homeschooling in Wisconsin: At Home with Learning (Sixth edition) by Wisconsin Parents

Association. This book is an absolute MUST for any homeschooler in this state.

649.68  Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith

371.04 Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon

371.042 The Unschooling Unmanual

649.68 The Well-Adjusted Child: The Benefits of Homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole

371.042 The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas by Linda Dobson

eBooks

Numerous titles are available for you to read on many eBook readers or other compatible
portable devices. Compatible devices are listed at http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/ To
download these titles and access others available to you through the SHARE consortium on
Overdrive visit http://dbooks.wplc.info to access these titles and other related materials. You
will need your library card number and PIN to check out these materials electronically. See the
Getting Started Tutorial online or ask a librarian if you need help.

The Homeschooling Book of Answers by Linda Dobson. Overdrive – Adobe EPUB eBook

Homeschooling for the Rest of Us by Sonya Haskins. Overdrive – Adobe EPUB eBook

Online

An internet search will reveal many resources for homeschooling including support groups, pros
and cons, and resource sites. Helpful search terms include homeschooling, home education,
homeschool resources.

The Wisconsin Parents Association

Home Education magazine

Homeschool Today, a magazine for Christian homeschoolers.

Local Homeschool Groups

Beaver Dam Area Homeschoolers
Contact Sarah  at sarah.cournoyer@gmail.com for more information.

CHEFS – Christian Home Educator’s Family Support
Christian families that meet to provide educational and recreational activities for homeschooled
children. Contact Donna.decoy7375@charter.net for more information.

 

 

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