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Programs for Home Schoolers at the Main Library
April 2014

Come take part in our programs for home schooling families! All programs are free and open to the public. Programs will take place in the Children's Services department at the Main Library which is located at 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 for more information.

Click here to see more upcoming programs for children at the Main Library.
Click here to see our list of Home Schooling Books and Resources.

Children's Services Lego® Club

Thursdays: April 10, April 24: 2:00-3:30 p.m. (especially for home schoolers)
Saturdays: April 12: 2:00-3:30 p.m. (for everyone)
Get your brains, and hands, and imaginations, working... by playing! Children's Services' Lego® Club is the place where kids' brains get to meet other kids' brains and give each other brain-high-fives! We provide the building blocks, and you provide the... you guessed it: brains!
--Children ages 6-11


Art Here: Fooled Ya!

Tuesday, April 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
What? What’s that? Wow! For hundreds of years, artists have had fun trying to fool their viewers, using hidden pictures, optical tricks, and 3D effects. We will examine and explore some artists who use illusion their artwork. And we will create some tricky artwork of our own!
--Home schoolers, ages 6-11


Science Explorers: Sink or Float?

Tuesday, April 15, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Why do some things sink and others float? We’ll do some fun experiments to find the answers to this question – and more! Be curious! Think – Do – Learn.
--Home schooled children ages 6-11 and their grown-ups


Custom Collections

Parents, teachers, and students: With seven to ten days' notice, the Children's Services staff is available to prepare "Custom Collections" of Library materials to fill your needs. Books, computer software, magazines, videotapes, media kits, DVDs, or Playaways can all be included - depending on your needs! We may also have teaching material in our Parent Teacher Collection which you could use. This service is for you if...

  • You are a teacher needing materials for a "Spring!" or "Famous Hoosiers" unit for your class
  • You are a parent needing information on "Potty Training" or "Fear of the Dark" for your children
  • You are a college student needing information for a report about children's books
  • You are a homeschooler needing support materials as you prepare your lesson plans
Let the Children's Services staff save you time by gathering the age and interest appropriate materials for you to check out. Talk with us in the Children's Services department at the Main Library - we want to help! Call us at (260) 421-1220 or fill out the form online at http://forms.acpl.lib.in.us/customcollection.cfm.


Library Tours

Homeschoolers are invited to schedule your tour of the new Main Library. All tours can be geared to your students' ages and interests, highlighting the Children's Services department. We would be happy to schedule a storytime for your preschoolers, a storytelling session for your older students, or an age-appropriate tour of the Children's Services Department or of the whole Library for your older class. Call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 for more information or at least one and one-half months in advance to schedule your tour. Registration is limited to groups with 10 or more children.
--Homeschoolers in Pre-K through Grade 5.
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