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Get information about state regulations, curriculum planning, library resources & organizations that can help.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Search Starters

Browse the library's books on this topic.
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Websites about Homeschooling

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Referrals for Homeschoolers

Organizations, groups or businesses that can help.
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Reading Levels & Ratings

You can search the library's collection based on Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts or Lexile reading levels.

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Parent/Teacher Collection

Did you know that the library has a whole collection of books for teachers and parents?

Browse through our Parent/Teacher Collection for books about everything from how to teach math to how to read aloud to kids. (Located in the Youth Services department.)


Test Proctoring

Does your child need to take a test through their distance learning program?

Contact us about our Test Proctoring Services.


Outreach Deliveries

If your child’s disabilities make it difficult for you to come into the library to obtain your homeschooling materials, you may be eligible for Outreach Services deliveries.

Outreach Services can make monthly deliveries of the library materials you need at no cost to you. Please call 614-259-5034 for more information or email us at

Note: You must reside within the Westerville school district to qualify.


Book Clubs & Kits

Book Clubs

The library hosts numerous book clubs for all ages, including one especially for homeschoolers.

Book Kits

Want to start a book club for young kids? Check out one of seven book kits.

These kits contain 10 identical copies of the book, plus an instructional guide for the group leader including author information, extension activity ideas and discussion questions. Reserve a kit.


Websites for Homework Help

Browse websites that can help kids who are struggling with homework assignments. Find more suggested websites.

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Apply for an Educator Card

Are you an educator living or working within the Westerville City School District?

If so, you are eligible for a Westerville Library educator card. This card will provide you with special borrowing priveleges designed to help you make full use of the library's resources.

Find out more.


Books about Homeschooling

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The Homeschooling Book of Lists
Call Number: 371.042 LEP (Parent/Teacher Collection)
Provides answers for frequently asked questions and covers everything from teaching/learning styles to theories on methods and models to subjects and lesson plans.

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The Homeschooling Option
Call Number: 371.042 RIV (Adult Non-Fiction)
If you are wondering whether or not to homeschool, this book provides information on what homeschooling is like, the outlook of homeschooling for the 21st century, and how to decide if homeschooling is right for you and your child.

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Help for the Harried Homeschooler
Call Number: 371.042 FIE (Adult Non-Fiction)
Chapters include: School ties vs family ties, handling discouragements, making curriculum choices and teaching to multiple ages.

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Home Learning Year by Year
Call Number: 371.042 RUP (Parent/Teacher Collection)
This book is a good place to start when looking for lesson plan and curriculum ideas, though some of the suggested resources are dated.

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Homeschooling (Opposing Viewpoints) - Greenhaven Press
Call Number: 371.042 HOM (Adult Non-Fiction)
Provides essays from both the pro and con side of the homeschooling debate.

Online Collections about Homeschooling

Get out your library card for these; you're going to need it!

  • Online Collections for Kids
    Does your child need to research a topic such as a famous inventor, an environmental phenomenon or the pros and cons of teen driving? Check out these resources!

Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

Browse websites about creating lesson plans.
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Curriculum Catalogs for Homeschoolers

Browse websites about homeschool curriculum-building products.
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Magazines about Homeschooling

Home Education Magazine
Written by homeschoolers for homeschoolers, this magazine offers activity ideas and advice for homeschool educators.

Homeschooling Today
A Christian magazine with articles such as Drawing Out the Illustrator in Your Child, Analogies as Teaching Tools & 28 Ways to Teach Beginning Math Without Textbooks.

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