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Programs for Home Schoolers at the Main Library
April, May & June 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.

Fizz! Boom! READ! Children's Summer Reading Program 2014

Monday, June 2 through Friday, July 25, 2014
Children from birth through elementary school are invited to take part in our annual Children's Summer Reading Program. Earn gifts for time spent reading and for participating in fun learning activities, attend great programs, and more...all for FREE! More information coming soon!
--Children from birth through 5th grade

Children's Services Lego® Club

Thursdays: April 24, May 8, May 22: 2:00-3:30 p.m. (especially for home schoolers)
Saturday: May 10: 2:00-3:30 p.m. (for everyone)
EVERY Wednesday in June & July: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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

Storytellers on the Move -- Book Deliveries and Storytimes at Your Preschool or Daycare

Times are tough; we know it’s difficult to load your whole preschool into vans and bring the little ones to the Library. But we all agree it’s important to have books in the hands of preschoolers, so we’re going to bring the Library to your preschool! Call now (421-1220) to schedule a time for us to visit and share a special storytime. We’ll also be happy to bring a box of books for you to use at your center until we can visit again. Call today - our next delivery time will be May 5 through May 16. Sharing books with kids is important!

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

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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