Titles Available for Check-Out in Our Homeschool Section 

“Beyond Science Standards: Play, Art, Coherence, Community” by Charles R Ault Jr.

“Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom” by William Boerman.

“The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic  in Homeschool, Learning and Life” by Julie Bogart.

“Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daughter’s Uncommon Year” by Laura Fairchild Brodie.

“The Creative Journal for Children: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Counselors” by Lucia Capacchione.

“The Art of Teaching Children: All I Learned from a Lifetime in the Classroom” by Phillip Done.

“Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents” by Rob Eastaway.

“101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide” by Christine Fonseca.

“Everything You Need to Know about Homeschooling: A Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use Guide for the Journey from Early Learning through Graduation” by Lea Ann Garfias.

“Teenplots” by John Gillespie.

“Gamify Literacy: Boost Comprehension, Collaboration and Learning” edited by Michele Haiken.

“Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Leaners” by Michele Haiken.

“Young Adult Nonfiction: Gateway to the Common Core” edited by Judith A Hayn.

“Parent’s Guide to Common Core: 4th Grade” by Kaplan Test Prep.

“Parent’s Guide to Common Core: 5th Grade” by Kaplan Test Prep.

“You Make the Difference in Helping Your Child Learn” by H Ayala Manolson.

“The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades 6-8: Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed” by Jill Mountain

“STEM to Story” by 826 National.

“Teach Anyone to Read: The No-Nonsense Guide” by Lillie Pope, PhD.

“Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling” by Mary Pride.

“How to Write Essays for Standardized Tests: Advice and Examples for AP, ACT, and Other Common High School Exam Essays” by The Princeton Review.

“The Homeschooling Starter Guide: How to Create and Adapt the Best Education Action Plan for Your Needs” by Gina M. Riley.

“Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum” by Rebecca Rupp.

“Trusting Readers: Powerful Practices for Independent Reading” by Jennifer Scoggin.

“Reading for Our Lives: How Parents Can Lay the Foundation for Literacy Success, from Birth to Six” by Maya Payne Smart.

“Tinkering with Tales: Using Children’s Literature to Engage in STEM” by Angela Stanford.

“Nurturing Young innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community” by Laura McLaughlin Tadder.

“Help Your Kids with Study Skills: A Unique Step-By-Step Visual Guide” by Carol Vorderman.

“Coding Projects in Scratch: A Step-By-Step Visual guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations, and More!” by Jon Woodcock.

“Practical Homeschooling” Magazine Publication.

All titles located in Adult Nonfiction Homeschool Section

Updated December 8, 2022


The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System also has a huge database of fun and educational things to do when you have to stay home. Use the links below to be directed to the select pages.

Activities for Kids

Virtual Museums

Virtual Zoos & Aquariums

Virtual Tourist


Amazing collection of resources that teachers and parents can use to help their kids learn in a way they will love..


Storyline Online:

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.


Scholastic Learn at Home:

Day-to-Day Projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. For ages Pre-K thru 9th Grade

Also, Dav Pilkey, author of the series “Dog Man”, at Home. Videos and challenges based on the graphic novels.

Scholastic Learn at Home


In response to the needs of library staff and their patrons who are practicing self-isolation and social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), STAR Net and its NASA@ My Library project have developed a special collection of resources through a new “STEAM Ahead @ Home” initiative.  

STEAM Ahead @ Home

Asteroid Splat – from the Space Science Institute & STARnet Libraries
Try out this fun, easy activity to engage your kids in STEM! Learn about lunar impacts from asteroids and comets using water balloons. Simply throw a water balloon on a dry sidewalk and take measurements using a ruler to see how much bigger a crater is than the asteroid itself. Check out this how-to video to learn more. When you’re done, take a picture of the largest “splat” you made and post it on social media using #STEAMAheadAtHome to compare yours with others!

Asteroid Splat Youtube Video

Asteroid Splat Activity Sheet

Create A Simple Rocket

Resources provided by Microsoft:

Participate Safely Online

Get tips for protecting your privacy, using the internet safely and combating online bullying and harassment. Learn more.

Learn How to Code

Give kids a hands-on experience with coding with Minecraft Hour of Code tutorials. Get started with Hour of Code.

Browse a catalog of computer science courses for students of all ages that go beyond the basics. Access computer science courses.

New York City School Library System:

Free Ebooks on COVID19 for kids.  Just click on the cover to access the ebook.

New York City School Library System

Cris Johnson (magician):

Video of easy to learn magic tricks.

Cris Johnson

State University of New York ATTAIN

State University of New York ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) center is a community based center offering an assortment of academic, occupational, and employability courses. These courses are geared to introduce, as well as supplement students with educational and vocational skills,  through advanced technology training for a high-demanding technological world.