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    by Dawn S | Apr 25, 2018
    Monday was the Grabill Library's last Homeschool STEM Workshop for the school year.

    We had a blast learning a little about material engineering and then getting creative with construction techniques. Take a look!

    girl making cardboard box tower room full of cardboard boxes ready for program boy working on cardboard box tower
    cardbaord tower cardboard tower
    cardboard tower

    Homeschool classes are winding down at the libraries this spring, but the Summer Learning Program is just getting into full gear! Learn more about how to participate here. Check out what programs we've got in the works for May, June, and July by browsing our online calendar. Remember to change the date range and other limiters to get to all the good stuff!
    by Dawn Stoops | Feb 15, 2018
    This week's Messy Art History lesson was about faces in art.
    We covered some history and some serious stuff like proportions of the human face. Did you know that when drawing a face, the eyes should be placed at about the half way point between the chin and the top of the head?

    But then after the realistic stuff, we got a little silly!
    magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture
    magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture
    magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture magazine collage face picture

    These magazine collage faces were a big hit. As you can see, we just collected face elements from different photos in the magazines then arranged them on a head. The more outrageous the better!

    We always have fun at our homeschool classes at the Grabill Branch Library. We meet the second Monday morning of each month from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.
    We'd love to see you there!

    Check out all homeschool library events on our calendar.
    by Dawn Stoops | Feb 27, 2017
    Homeschoolers at the Grabill Branch Library had fun with Physics today!
    students working on marble run
    students working on marble run
    students working on marble run
    students working on marble run

    Click HERE for a list of more library homeschool programs. We'd love to see you there!

    by Erin W | Aug 24, 2016
    Homeschool Shelf

    This is a selected list of organizations in the Fort Wayne area that provide support to area home schoolers. The contact names and phone numbers are correct as of the "last updated" date at the bottom of this list.

    Fort Wayne Area Home Schools
    Fort Wayne Area Home Schools offers several opportunities for local families, including homeschooling orientation meetings for parents, The Homemade News quarterly newsletter, a large resource expo held in May with an exhibit hall featuring homeschool curricula and homeschooling workshops, a graduation ceremony, an annual used curriculum sale, e-mail alerts with updates of opportunities, drama camp, a science fair, and much, much more!

    The Homeschool Hue
    Contact: E. L. Burney, (260) 710-0789, email:
    Looking for a multicultural group of homeschoolers? Then this group is for you! Come out and find out what we're all about!

    Indiana Association of Home Educators
    Local contact: Kris and Stephanie Reckers; 317-467-6244 ex 202;
    The IAHE is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the Lord Jesus Christ through supporting and encouraging families interested in home education.

    Live and Learn Fort Wayne
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    Contacts: Dawn at, or Melinda at
    An inclusive home schooling group in Fort Wayne, IN, offering activities for kids and topical discussion for parents. All ages, all home schooling styles, all faiths and secular home schoolers. We value diversity!

    NICHE -- Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators
    Contact: Grace Johnston, email:
    We provide spiritual, service, social, field trip, and other activity opportunities for families in the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. Attendance at activities is open to all persons, single or married, regardless of religious affiliation, whether home schooling or non-home-schooling.

    Northside Home School Co-op Ltd. 
    Northside Homeschool Coop ltd. is a nonprofit Fort Wayne area home school resource that provides educational, leadership and community building opportunities for home school students and their families. We offer classes in all subject areas for students in K-12, a robotics team, experienced tutors, and more!

    Last updated August 2016
    by Erin W | Aug 17, 2016
    Homeschool Websites

    The Allen County Public Library has many resources that are vital for homeschool families; however, there are also a lot of useful websites that can assist with homeschool curriculum planning. Here you will find an ever-expanding list of helpful websites that can assist with homeschooling.

    Websites for Grownups:

    Christian Homeschool Fellowship
    An interactive Christian homeschool forum.

    Eclectic Homeschool Online
    The magazine for creative homeschoolers, published from a Christian perspective.
    A website that provides worksheets, activities, lesson plans, and much more.

    Home School Digest
    The Quarterly Journal for family discipleship.

    Home School Legal Defense Association
    Advocates for homeschooling.

    Serving those preparing another generation of hearts at home!

    Homeschool World
    The official web site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

    Homeschool Zone
    Offers many resources, including free printables.

    Homework Help Directory

    A directory of links that provide homework help.

    Indiana Department of Education
    Homeschool information from the state of Indiana.

    Khan Academy
    A website that offers practice exercises and instructional videos to help anyone learn.

    Link Homeschool News Network
    The Nation's Homeschooling Magazine.

    National Black Home Educators
    NHBE is a networking organization founded by Eric and Joyce Burges. It was created to provide assistance with information about getting started homeschooling, networking/connecting veteran families with new families, recommending resources such as books, music, films, speaking information, curriculum, etc.

    National Home Education Network
    Changing the way the world sees homeschoolers.

    National Home Education Research Institute
    Serves as a clearinghouse of research, facts, statistics and news about homeschooling.

    Teaching Home

    A Christian magazine for home educators.

    The Well Trained Mind
    A guide to classical education at home.

    Homeschooling on a Shoestring
    Cost cutting ideas for homeschoolers.

    The Home School Mom

    Bringing you the best free homeschool resources.

    World Book Encyclopedia: Typical Course of Study

    As a source of information, World Book offers the results of ongoing research into curriculum requirements and standards. The learning levels include preschool through grade 12.

    Websites for Kids:

    Kids Health
    An article about homeschooling.

    Homeschool Hub
    Online quiz games.