Libraries

Visit and Support your local Public Library

Alabama:
TILLMAN D. HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY (a branch of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library), Lesia Flynn, 131 Knowledge Drive, Hazel Green, AL  35750, 256-828-9529, lflynn@hmcpl.org. Tillman D. Hill Public Library is a full service branch of the Huntsville Madison County Library (HMCPL) located in Hazel Green, Alabama, just south of the Tennessee/Alabama state line.  We offer access to materials throughout the HMCPL system.  Our regular programs include the Teen Homeschoolers Classics vs. Contemporaries Book Club, Adult Book Club and Books N Buns Romance Book Club.  Story Times are weekly on Friday mornings at 10:30 for Toddlers and 12:15 for Pre-K.  Our annual Summer Reading Program affords us time for special events for all ages throughout the summer months.  www.hmcpl.org/hill

Connecticut:

WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, ctkaczyk@waterfordct.org,  Christine Tkaczyk, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385, 860-444-5805, ext. 3. waterfordct.org/library.

Kentucky:
MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Megan N. Stith, Head of Children's Services, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108, 270-422-2094, askus@kvnet.org. Open Books.  Open Minds.  Open Doors.  Let the Meade County Public Library be your home away from home!  With as many as 80 children’s programs per month, there’s something fun for everyone!  Programs include storytimes, homeschool support group, Fall and Summer Reading, family movie nights, video gaming, special performers, yoga, adult crafts, and more.  Wireless internet, reference assistance, homework help and computer classes also available.  Our customized collection services, reference classes, library tours, and thematic kits are perfect for home educators.  Visit us on the web at meadereads.org or try programs at home using lesson plans on our blog, http://meadereads.blogspot.com.

Maryland:
CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM, 115 Airport Drive, Westminster, MD 21157-3030 (offices address), Branches in Eldersburg, Mount Airy, Greenmount, Taneytown, and Westminster, ask@carr.org. This library system provides county adults and children with information and resources that support lifelong learning and enjoyment. The library provides materials including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and recorded books. Computers are available for the Internet and various programs. There is also a Bookmobile, 24/7 reference information, and online homework help. Children’s programs are held year-round. http://library.carr.org

CECIL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921, 410-996-5600, x482. Cecil County Public Library offers children’s classes and events throughout the county’s six branches for children aged birth through 18. This includes storytimes, hands-on science, films, crafts, book discussions, and a summer reading program. Learning resource collections are housed in three locations for parents and teachers of young children. Two branches have self-contained children’s areas with computers, toys, puzzles, and games.

CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, LaPlata Branch: 2 Garrett Avenue, LaPlata, MD 20646, 301-934-9001; Waldorf Branch: 50 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602, 301-645-2864; Potomac Branch: 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640, 301-375-7375. The library has great free resources available to you from inside the library or from home with a library card number! We have easy-to-use electronic databases (non-Internet) for science, history, biography, current events, and more. We also provide free access to a live tutoring service available 7 days a week from 2 pm-11 pm. Subjects include math, science, social studies, Spanish language, and a writing lab. Library staff is always happy to help you too! If the library is closed, we have a service called Ask-Us-Now (available 24/7) that will connect you to a librarian. www.ccplonline.org.

Massachusetts:
PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA 01541, (978) 464-2115. library@town.princeton.ma.us. “Mother Goose on the Loose” program for babies and pre-schoolers, Wednesdays, 10 am; “Lunch Bunch” stories and crafts for pre-school/kindergarten, Wednesdays, 12 noon; “Afterschool Story & Activity Time” for k-grade 4, last Tuesday of the month, 4 pm; “Pizza & Pages” book discussion for grades 4+ (call for schedule). Summer Reading Program begins at the end of school and runs 6 weeks. Many activities throughout the year. Call library for details or visit www.princetonpubliclibrary.org.

Michigan:
PETOSKEY DISTRICT LIBRARY, 500 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49740. Phone: 231-758-3100. Email: childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org The library offers periodic 5 week parent/infant classes (non-walkers), 3 Parent/Child LapSit (children 18mos-3yrs) programs and a Family or Preschool Story Time per week depending upon the season. We offer 3 summer reading programs during the summer: Early Childhood, Elementary and Teen. While the bulk of our programming focuses on summer reading, we do offer elementary and teen Reader’s Theater groups and a monthly “After School Game Day” in addition to other “special events” here and there. There are homeschool links on our web pages and homeschoolers have found our “Bins of Books” Program helpful. Visit our website www.petoskeylibrary.org for all of the details!

New Jersey:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY, 800 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, 856-453-2210.  The Cumberland County Library provides reference services and online databases. We have bookmobile services, Children’s Services, and Computer classes in English and Spanish. Patrons can borrow books, CDs, DVDs, Videos and audio books. There are also display exhibits in the library. www.clueslibs.org.

New York:
BROOME COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901, (607) 778-6456, youth@bclibrary.info. Services include story hours and tours of Youth Services & Library Building. Adult and Youth Services can demonstrate computers, databases, and homeschooling resources within their departments. www.bclibrary.info.

COBURN FREE LIBRARY, 275 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827, 607-687-3520, coburnlibrary@clarityconnect.com. We are a very homeschool-friendly library.We offer Wednesday morning story hour at 10:15 am and we’ll help homeschoolers in any way we can. www.flls.org.

CORTLAND FREE LIBRARY, 32 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045, (607) 753-1043, cortlandlib-youth@twcny.rr.com. The Cortland Free Library encourages the use of educational and recreational materials in both print and electronic format. We offer videos, audiobooks, wireless access, various computer classes, weekly preschool story and craft activity, tween and teen programs, tours and more.  Visit http://www.flls.org/cortlandlib.

ETHELBERT B. CRAWFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 393 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701, (845) 794-4660, mtc@rcls.org. The library offers story times for toddlers, family programs and storytimes, internet computers for research, and a computer dedicated to programming for 2-8 year olds. Visit www.rcls.org/mtc.

LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 189 North Main, Liberty, NY 12754, (845) 292-6070. Liberty Public Library offers books, books on CDs, DVDs, music CDs, and Internet access on 6 computers. Liberty Library has an extensive career information section and offers children’s and adult programming year-round. www.rcls.org/lib/.

PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY, 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771, (845) 856-7313, htowne@rcls.org. The library offers Storytimes for Preschoolers and a Book Buddy reading program during the school year for elementary students. We have a Summer Reading Program, internet computers for research and a game computer. We have a monthly Women’s Book Discussion and also one for children and teens. Occasional special interest programs are held throughout the year. The Children’s Area welcomes small group classes. Wireless coming soon! Visit www.rcls.org/ptj.

ROSCOE FREE LIBRARY, 85 Highland Avenue, Roscoe, NY 12776, (607) 498-5574, jconroy@rcls.org. The library offers a Summer Reading Program for Kids, and Adult Book Group, Afterschool Homework Help, wireless access, public computers, fax, and copy machines. Visit www.rcls.org/ros for information on other programs and events.

SINCLAIRVILLE FREE LIBRARY, 15 Main Street, Sinclairville, NY 14782, (716) 962-5885, sincfrlb@hotmail.com. The Sinclairville Free Library is a small public library in a rural area of Western New York. We offer traditional library services along with free public internet access and WIFI, preschool Story Hour, Summer Reading Programs, and a local history section worthy of exploration. Hobby enthusiasts meet here to enjoy knitting, quilting, rug braiding, writing, and fly-tying for sport fishing. Local artists have decorated the children’s room with hand painted murals of wildlife scenes. Nestled in the heart of Chautauqua County, our library is a warm and cherry place where reading and creativity are nurtured. Visit us at www.cclslib.org/sinclairville.

SOUTHEAST STEUBEN COUNTY LIBRARY, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101, Corning, NY 14830, 607-936-3713. The Southeast Steuben County Library offers a summer reading program for all ages. We also have a variety of programs that range from story times to professional performers that will educate as well as entertain. For a complete list of our offerings, visit our website. www.stls.org/corning.

STEELE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 101 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901, 607-733-9173. The Steel Memorial Library offers weekly story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; special monthly programs for all ages; extensive summer reading club & book discussions for elementary through high school aged children. Tours available. Call to schedule a group visit. www.ccld.lib.ny.us/kids.htm.
 
Ohio:
DEFIANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 320 Fort St., Defiance, Ohio 43512, 419-782-1456, defyouth@oplin.org. The Defiance Public Library System offers free Internet and computer access, free print resources and materials, free access to over 50 databases, free recreational and educational programming, and access to over 1,000,000 library items through our Library Consortium. Our branch libraries in Hicksville, OH and Sherwood, OH offer convenient access county-wide, and children’s programming at each location is a great supplement to any education. A wide range of Homeschool resources are available from curriculum ideas to the latest teaching techniques to staff assistance in finding age and grade appropriate materials. www.defiancelibrary.org

Pennsylvania:
ABINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 1200 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, (570) 587-3440, lrudolph@albright.org. The Abington Community Library welcomes area homeschoolers. Library staff encourages use of library resources for school assignments and also sponsors year-round enrichment activities including Chess Club, Book Discussion Groups, Game Nights, Story Hours, and Craft Times. www.lclshome.org/abington.

ADAMSTOWN AREA LIBRARY, 3000 North Reading Road, Adamstown, PA 19501, (717) 484-4200, lmccomb@adamstown.lib.pa.us. Adamstown Area Library services include assistance for homeschoolers, books, book clubs, books on CD, tapes, children’s inspirational and a wide selection of movies. Adult & children Summer Reading Programs, literacy tutoring and computer classes are available. Special 6-8 week programs include themed book discussions and “Get Creative at Your Library” are available spring and summer. Come and visit us at www.adamstown.lib.pa.us.

BERNVILLE AREA COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 6721 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506, (610) 488-1302, bernvilleacl@berks.lib.pa.us. The Bernville Library offers a vast array of programming including weekly story times, a Homeschoolers group, craft nights, and special events throughout the year. www.berks.lib.pa.us/bernvilleacl.

BRADFORD COUNTY LIBRARY, RR 3, Box 320, Troy, PA 16947, (570) 297-2436.  Our collection includes adult and children’s books, videocassettes, DVDs, audio books, reference materials, magazines, newspapers, and more. Through our website, patrons can access 5 on-line databases: the POWER Library, LearningExpress Library, Ask Here PA, Pennsylvania Legal Forms, and Heritage Quest On-Line. www.bradfordcountylibrary.org.

CORRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 117 W. Washington Street, Corry, PA 16407, (814) 664-7611, cplib@tbscc.com.  The Corry Public Library offers a wide range of programs and services, including a weekly storytime and access to a multi-purpose room for small meetings or gatherings. For an up-to-date listing of programs and services, please contact the library. www.corrylibrary.org.

DALTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 113 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 86, Dalton, PA 18414, 570-563-2606, sqiu@albright.org. The Dalton Community Library materials and resources, including wireless internet, are available to area homeschoolers. There are a variety of programs and story hours for school aged children and youth. www.lclshome.org/dalton.

DAUPHIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM, 101 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 234-4961, cjohnston@dcls.org. The Dauphin County Library System lends books, periodicals, CDs, computer software, and videotapes to the public. There is free Internet access and training, plus free access to a wide variety of online reference databases for research. Call (717) 234-4961 or visit www.dcls.org.

EASTERN MONROE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1002 N. Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, (570) 421-0800, youth@monroepl.org. The library provides a special teaching collection including several resources specific to homeschooling. There is an activity/resource room geared toward early literacy and preschool, and programs for all ages. Tours for groups are available by appointment. www.monroepl.org.

EPHRATA PUBLIC LIBRARY, Youth Services, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, PA 17522, 738-9291 x110, kmacneal@ephratapubliclibrary.org. The Ephrata Public Library offers many resources for Homeschooling families. We have developed an Educational Resource Collection to help educators and homeschoolers research ideas and information for all grades and areas of study. We also have several series used by many homeschooling families including Carole Marsh books with companion curriculum, Christian Heroes and Heroes for Young Readers. We offer Homeschool specific programs: a book discussion, an art program, Reader’s Theater as well as a math and science program. Plus, homeschoolers are also welcome to join in our other fun programs. For details on our programs call 717-738-9291 or visit www.ephratapubliclibrary.org.

GREEN FREE LIBRARY, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, (570) 724-4876, greenlib@epix.net. The Green Free Library serves the Wellsboro area and Tioga County supports the community by providing access to an online catalog and databases, reference and genealogical services, and children and youth programming. www.greenfreelibrary.org.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY CHILDREN’S LIBRARY, 520 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509, (570) 348-3000, ext. 3015, childrensoutreach@albright.org. Join the Lackawanna County Children’s Library Outreach collection today for personalized collections of books, videos, CDs, talking books, discovery kits, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and magazines for your curriculum needs. Specialized programs throughout the year. http://www.albright.org/childrens.

LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY, 125 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 394-2651, youthservices@lancaster.lib.pa.us. The Lancaster Public Library offers storytimes, activities, and Family Nights. The library has an active Teen Program and a Young Adult area. The library also offers research assistance, tours, internet and a study center. For program info, times, and dates, visit www.lancaster.lib.pa.us.

LEBANON COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 125 N. 7th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046, 717-273-7624, x 3, childrens@lclibs.org. Library hours: Mon.-Wed, 8 am-8 pm; Thurs., 8 am-6 pm; Fri-Sat, 8 am-5 pm. The library offers a parent/teacher collection, weekly storytimes, and a summer reading program for children and teens (with activities, prizes, and weekly programs). For more information about the library and programs, visit www.lclibs.org/lebanon.

LOUISA GONSER COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 70 Bieber Alley, Kutztown, PA 19530, (610) 683-5820, kutztownpl@berks.lib.pa.us. Contact the library for current schedule of weekly storytimes and periodic special programs. The library offers weekly storytimes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and periodic programs for elementary aged children, teens and adults. Visit www.berks.lib.pa.us/louisagonsercl.

MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 23 S. Front Street, Milton, PA 17847, (570) 742-7111, milpulib@ptd.net. Programs include pre-school story hour, Friends of the library book discussions, large print rotating collection, Summer Reading Program for infants through 12th grade, materials to borrow at no cost including books, magazines, audiobooks, and movies. www.miltonlibrary.info.

NEW OXFORD AREA LIBRARY, Adams County Library System, 122 N. Peter St.
New Oxford, PA 17325, 717-624-2182, wilmak@adamslibrary.org. Library users can participate in any of the 24 programs scheduled each month. The library programs include:  book discussions for adults, Fiber Art Fantasy- Knitting for Adults, computer classes, Toddler and Preschool Story times as well as reading aloud to KPETS Therapy Dogs. During summer months the library has a Summer Reading Club and special programs are scheduled to encourage reading during the summer break from school.  The Library also partners with area schools and childcare groups to provide library information, tours and special programs. www.adamslibrary.org.

PALMYRA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, (717) 838-1347, missamy@lclibs.org.  Palmyra Library offers Pre-school Storytimes, 1st-3rd Grade Afternoon Crafts, Evening Programs on occasion. Call Library for details or to schedule a tour of our resources. www.lebanoncountylibraries.org/palmyra.

PIKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 201 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337, 570-296-8211. Pike County Public Library has three branches located in Milford, Dingman Township, and Lackawaxen Township. We offer an education/homeschool section with books, pamphlets, and other information of use to parents and students. The library has computers for Microsoft Office and Internet use, as well as printers and a copy machine. Families could also sign up to be a part of the free programs offered at the library, where they could learn, have fun and meet other homeschoolers to form lasting friendships. Visit www.pcpl.org for more information or call the main branch at 570-296-8211.

THOMAS BEAVER FREE LIBRARY, 205 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821, 570-275-4180, blwhite@ptd.net. Children’s programs include Music & Movement for Toddlers on Tuesdays; Thursday Morning Preschool Story Time; and Summer Reading Programs. On the monthly agenda are Bookworms, a book discussion group, and the Mill Street Writers. The library offers books, audio books, DVDs, magazines and music CDs to borrow and public Internet all at no charge. For more information, please visit http://tbflibrary.org/, email blwhite@ptd.ent, or call 570-275-4180. Hours are Mondays, 1-8 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10 am-5 pm; Thursdays, 10 am-8 pm; and Saturdays, 9 am-4 pm.

TUNKHANNOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY, 220 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, 570-836-1677, tunpubli@epix.net. The Tunkhannock Library is open Monday-Friday, 10 am-9 pm, Saturday, 9 am-3 pm. Weekly storytime for preschoolers. Check website for programs held throughout the year.  Visit www.tunkhannock.com/library.

Tennessee:
CHEATHAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 188 County Services Drive, Suite 200, Ashland City, TN  37015, 615-792-4828, Cheatcountylibrary@bellsouth.net. The Cheatham County Public Library is a full services library offering Children's Programs, Computer classes, Movie Night, Bookworms, Summer Reading Program, Computer access, Handicapped access, a Reading Center, Storytime, and the Ira T. Sanders Genealogy Room. Please visit us on the web at www.cheathamcountylibrary.com for more information.

JOHNSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, (423) 434-4450, bcobb@jcpl.net. Programs include Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers, Craft Programs and monthly activities for school age students, and bimonthly teen programs, as well as an extensive Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens. Our regional catalog is available to our patrons. Materials include books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs & videos, and audiobooks. Visit www.jcpl.net.

Vermont:
WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY, Deborah Kahn, 413 Main Street, Warren, VT 05674, 802 496-3913. We are located near Sugarbush Ski Resort and close to hiking, camping and swimming. Come visit us in the beautiful Mad River Valley. We have books, Internet Access, circulating toys/games, Red Clover Award Books, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Books, young adult Collection, extensive collection of audio books, DVDs, weekly story hour (Wed. 10 AM), foreign language materials for children, Gale/Cengage database access, downloadable audio and e-books via Overdrive and much, much more. warrenlibrary@gmavt.net

Virginia:
MASSANUTTEN REGIONAL LIBRARY, 174 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, (540) 434-4475, maryg@mrlib.org. The library offers a Parent-Teacher Corner (professional materials), year-round story hours (birth-5 years), Summer Reading Program, Crafts Programs, Special programs (storytelling, etc.) throughout the year. www.mrlib.org.

SAMUELS PUBLIC LIBRARY, Michal Ashby (Youth Services Supervisor), 330 Criser Rd., Front Royal, VA  22630, 540-635-3153. Samuels Public Library is located in beautiful Front Royal, Virginia, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an hour and a half from Washington, D.C. We’re just a mile from the Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail. We attract visitors in all seasons, but especially in autumn when the leaves are at their peak of brilliance. Besides the natural beauty, we’re surrounded by history, including several yearly Civil War re-enactments. We also boast the cottage of young Civil War spy Belle Boyd. Our library building is brand new with a bright play area for young children, a reading area for teens and a magical lamppost. Come see us! www.samuelslibrary.net.

WEST AVENUE LIBRARY, 2907 West Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 247-8505, dhinton@nngov.com. Visit www.nngov.com/library to see all of the wonderful programs, books, DVDs, and CDs that we can provide to aide homeschoolers!

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

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