Books & Magazines: We have a variety of books and magazines on homeschooling and parenting. Try Home Education Magazine, or browse non-fiction homeschooling resources under the call number 371.042.
The Library also has a number of books on literature for young people. Check out our Juvenile Literature section (J-L) for reading suggestions and tips to engage young readers.
Foreign Language: We have books for all ages in over 40 languages! Check out our World Language Collection. Learning a new language? We have audiobooks, instructional DVDs and books that can help! Or try Mango, an online language-learning tool.
Programs: The Library offers programming throughout the year. Children and families can join us for Family Storytime, Mother Daughter Book Club, or Legos at the Library, to name a few. For more information, visit: tcpl.org/kids/programs.php
Teens are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG), the YA Book Club, and more! The Library also offers writing workshops periodically. For upcoming teen programs, visit: tcpl.org/teens/programs.php
Check out our Homework Help webpages for access to encyclopedias, books, magazine articles, and other reference tools.
Here are a few of our favorite databases:
Cornell Center for Materials Research: Together with the Sciencenter Museum offers Homeschool Science Program partnership. Hands-on workshops encourage students to explore how materials interact with each other.
Earth Arts Homeschool Programs: Mentors share cultural earth-based traditions from around the world, through lots of games, stories, art, songs, adventure, and team-building activities.
Homeschool Haven: A Waldorf-inspired enrichment program for homeschoolers ages six through fourteen, offered by Waldorf School teachers.
In-Touch Science: In-Touch Science is a hands-on program designed to help children understand the science all about them.
Ithaca Children’s Garden: ICG's home school programs are specially designed with the home schooled family in mind.
Ithaca Waldorf School: The Ithaca Waldorf School welcomes home-schoolers and others to its campus with collaborative after-school and school-break programs.
Loving Education at Home (LEAH): Ithaca LEAH is just one of many local chapters of NYS LEAH, which is a state-wide Christian homeschooling support network.
Northern Light Learning Center: Northern Light is a Cooperative Homeschool Learning Center located in Ithaca, NY.
Primitive Pursuits: Primitive Pursuits delivers an experience of connection with the natural world by teaching skills that have served our ancestors from the dawn of time and that are still of tremendous value today.
TST Boces: Home Instruction: Provides forms and other useful information for home instruction.
A to Z Home's Cool: Find homeschool curriculum, articles, lesson ideas, and more on this comprehensive site.
Home Education Magazine: Provides extensive coverage of homeschooling and the issues of importance and concern to homeschooling families, advocates, and supporters.
The Home School Mom: A guide to homeschool resources online.
Homeschool World: From Practical Homeschooling magazine.
HSLDA Advocates for Homeschoolers: A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.
ReadWriteThink: Database of lesson plans, interactive lessons, printouts for grades K-12.
Finger Lakes Unschoolers Network: A group for local homeschooling families. Welcomes homeschoolers of all types.
Northern Light Learning Center: A forum for members of NLLC. Welcomes homeschoolers of all types.