Programs for Home Schoolers at the Main Library
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
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
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
- You are a teacher needing materials for a "Spring!" or "Famous Hoosiers" unit for
- 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
- You are a homeschooler needing support materials as you prepare your lesson plans
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.