Getting Started

Illinois State Board of Education’s Homeschooling Webpage  – Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, information on registration, requirements, resources, and more.

Home School Legal Defense Association Illinois Laws –  Look at Illinois Homeschooling Laws at a glance. – Guides for getting started.

Home School Buyers Club – Low-cost curricula and other resources. 

Illinois Homeschooling Families FaceBook Page – This is just one group, but it may be useful to you! 

Library Resources and services

The Museum Pass is available for checkout in person at the library or you can use the button above to make your reservation online using your library credentials (your pin is the last 4 digits of your library card.) Please call us at 309-334-2680 if you are experiencing difficulty logging in.

Other Resources

The 1000 Books Foundation is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity which operates the nationwide (and in Canada) 1000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy challenge. The concept is simple; the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.

The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for families, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.

Read across America offers 12 months of recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion. Click on the linked image to see their 2022-2023 calendar.