Help for the Homeschool
We’ll be your educational partner. Let us connect you to great online homework resources, point you toward great books, help your child learn to use the library, or lead a program or tour for a group of students. Give us a call at 217/403-2030.
Programs & Tours
Call Children’s Services at 217/403–2030 to make arrangements for a library tour or customized program, available for groups of homeschool students. Check our event calendar full of free programs for kids, families, and teens.
We created two lists of helpful homeschool books, with handy catalog links.
Homework Help from the Library
These links take you to the wealth of resources in the Just Kids part of our website — where parents are welcome, too!
- Illinois-wise — The best place to link to answers for Illinois homework questions, compiled by our own librarians
- General Homework Websites
- Encyclopedia Online
- Popular Homework Subjects -- Websites and books recommended by our librarians, covering science, social studies, language arts and writing, and black history
- Online Worksheets — Online worksheets are an easy way to give a student extra practice or build confidence at home.
For Older Students
- Careers & College -- Our own page of helpful links in our TeenSpace pages
- Reliable Homework Resources: Databases — For older students, accurate facts in professionally created databases, accessible with your library card
- Volunteering at the Library — For children aged 16 and older
Meeting Space & Study Rooms
Local CU Resources
- Illinois Home Education — Information on homeschooling in Illinois
- Joy of Learning – Home School Co-op
- Champaign-Urbana H.O.U.S.E. — Homeschool support group with membership
- Champaign-UrbanaAreaHomeschoolers — Yahoo! group focused on local opportunities and educational events
- Christian Homeschool Connection — Christian Homeschool organization
- Home Education magazine — Includes a print magazine, online guide, support groups around the United States, and links to Illinois groups
- All-in-One Homeschool Resource Center — Resources for home educators, many study units and articles
- The Home School Mom — Free homeschool resources, newsletter, units for study
- HSLDA — Home School Legal Defense Association