The Burlington Public Library is committed to serve all families, including families schooling their children at home. The Library has a lot to offer homeschooling parents. If you want to keep up-to-date, sign up for our
Here's a quick overview of some of the things we offer homeschooling parents and students at the Burlington Public Library.
The Burlington School District has a Home School Liaison. Contact Kelly Flaherty.
Help your students and the Burlington Public Library by filling a form before you give your assignments.
Book Discussion Kits
Knowing that it can be very difficult to place holds on multiple copies of books for group discussions, the Burlington Public Library has book group discussion kits for youth ages 11 and up.
The Burlington Public Library can support your curriculum by developing customized booklists, webliographies, and study guides tailored to the unique needs of your students. If you need book suggestions, you can call us or submit an Materials Request Form.
The library provides you and your students a myriad of resources. To help students, the library offers online databases <link to online databases page>, encyclopedias & websites, as well as thousands of print resources.
We also offer free academic resources and tutoring from
InterLibrary Loan offers library customers the opportunity to request and receive books that are not owned by the Burlington Public Library. Theoretically, with ILL, you have access to the circulating book collections of all university and public libraries throughout the United States.
Zino - lets you check out digital magazines and read them on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Music is a downloadable music service that gives patrons access to about 3 million songs in MP3 format.
The Library subscribes to a number of Online Databases. A database is simply an online reference collection - magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, professional journals, and many other resources that you can use 24/7. Normally, you would have to pay to use these sites, but you can access them for free through the library's website if you have a Burlington Public Library card.
A few of the databases that Homeschool Families may be intereted in include:
Schedule a class visit to the library. Bring your class to the library for a tour, story program, library orientation, and/or introduction to research. Call Amy, Youth Services Manager at 319.753.1647 to schedule a time.
... and of course, your Youth Librarians are available to answer questions about the Library's collections, and to find materials just right for your needs.
Books about homeschooling may be found by using the library computer catalog. When searching from information on homeschooling try a "Subject" search for:
Education -- Parent participation
New homeschooling resources are shelved with 649.68 in the adult collection and the Parent Resources section in the library's Youth Department.
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