Today more than a million students are being educated at home; and that figure increases at a rate of 7-14% annually. Homeschooling is a growing trend in our society, and public librarians are being called upon with increasing frequency to serve the needs of homeschooled students. So, just what are the needs of the homeschooled teen, and how can you and your library meet those needs? A former young adult librarian and a homeschool parent have joined forces to create this insightful guide and answer that question. After reviewing the developmental and social needs of teens, the authors demonstrate how those needs may be met in the public library setting. You'll find a wealth of ideas for adapting every facet of your library service for this growing populationfrom developing a homeschool collection to expanding services and creating special programs. You'll also find suggestions on how to market what your library has to offer to homeschoolers. You may even discover some new ways to employ the talents and time of these students and their families. Extensive resource lists conclude the volume, they will help you better serve home-educated teens and their parents.
|Series:||Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
MAUREEN T. LERCH is a Reference/Outreach Librarian at the University of Akron Wayne College Library. She has served homeschooled teen patrons in the communities of Findlay, Louisville, and Orrville, Ohio.
JANET WELCH is Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library in Wadsworth, Ohio. A homeschooling mom, Welch is convinced that the public library is the greatest resource a homeschooler can have.
Table of Contents
Who Are These Kids and Why Are They in My Library on Tuesday Morning?
What Makes Them Tick: A Short Course in Adolescent Development
Getting Your Ducks in a Row: The Game Plan for Serving Homeschoolers
Hitting the Target: Giving Homeschoolers the Services They Want and Need
Construction Zone: Building a Collection to Serve Homeschooled Teens
Success Depends on How You Bate Your Hook: Great Programs for Homeschooling Teens
The Marketing Mambo: Yes, We Can Teach You to Dance
From Soup to Nuts: Resources for Librarians, Homeschooled Teens, and Their Parents
LSTA Grant Application: Johnsburg (IL) Public Library Disctrict Homeschool Resource Center