Home School Group

Meeting Dates:

Novel Studies:  Mondays at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., ages 8 and up in the Library Boardroom

Library Afternoons (i.e. S.T.E.A.M, MakerSpace, Yoga, Board Games, etc.):  Mondays at 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Children’s and Teens’ Department

Life Skills:  Thursdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom


Brain Builders
Brain Builders support school curriculum and enhances knowledge as well as understanding in language, math and science.
Look for “Brain Builders” (indicated by the “Bb”) in our Library Catalogue, Children’s New Materials, Tween New Materials, as well as here on this page.

Children’s New Materials

Teens’ New Materials

New BRAIN BUILDERS


Items from our Digital Library of special interest to homeschoolers:

A to Z World Food
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. 174 Country Cookbooks in one online Resource. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

A to Z World Travel
A comprehensive travel guide providing practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders, for travelers
and students alike. 202 world cities included. Topics include: attractions, city facts, climate & weather,excursions, food, health, language, maps, money & banking, Neighborhoods, nightlife, security briefing, shopping and transportation.

Canadian Information Resource Centre
Sign in here with your library card to access Canadian Almanac and Directory, Health Guide Canada and Canada Who’s Who.  Access thousands of records on Canadian organizations, her government, business, schools, financial and cultural institutions.

Career Cruising
Get a free account to build your own portfolio.  Use the Career Matchmaker to find a job that matches your interests. Explore careers and learn about hundreds of different jobs from accountant to zookeeper.  Look into education and training to find the college, university or apprenticeship you need.

Early World of Learning
This is a leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary grades.  Offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colours, opposites, and more.

Educators 200
Perfect for teachers and administrators, this set includes over 250 titles covering the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.

General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Global Road Warrior
This resource contains guides for 175 countries worldwide. Each of the 175 country guides covers 119 topics including culture, banking, business, demographics, education, food, history, holidays and festivals, travel, language, money, points of interest, religion, security, and national symbols.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

Little Pim
Language learning for little ones! Children will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.” Includes: Spanish, French, English/ESL, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.

Mango Languages 
Fast, easy and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

TumbleBook Library
For kids and those young at heart: Tumblebook Library includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), graphic novels and math stories.