Resources for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers, we are your school library! We are happy to offer a variety of resources for you both at the library and from home.

Events Group Visits
Resources at the Library Resources from Home

*Some of our services, including all of our research databases, require a CHPL library card. Visit our membership page for more information about membership opportunities or give the Circulation Desk a call at (856) 903-1296. You can also complete an online application to make a library card with us in EnglishSpanish or Chinese.

Download our full list of resources for homeschoolers for your reference or to share with others. 


Events

Homeschool Hangout
Every second Monday of each month.
11:00 a.m.
Craft Room, Upper Level
No registration required.

Gather, connect and play with other homeschool families. A science or craft activity will be available each session, but feel free to bring any other materials or lesson plans that you would like to share with other families.

Visit our events calendar to register for more of our programs for kids and teens. For more information, visit us at the library on the upper level or call the Youth Services desk at (856) 903-1229.

*1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program yet? 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy program which encourages families with children ages 0 to 5 to read to their children every day. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless! Visit out 1000 Books page for more information and sign your child up in person or print out an application online and turn it in to the Youth Services desk.

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Group Visits

Homeschool groups are welcome to schedule a visit to the library for a tour, story time, and/or research session, depending upon scheduling availability. Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time.

For details regarding the types of visits we offer for different age groups, visit our Resources for Educators.

For grades K-5, contact Alia Shields at (856) 903-1231 or ashields@chplnj.org.
For grades 6-12, contact Melissa Brinn at (856) 903-1208 or mbrinn@chplnj.org.

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Resources at the Library

Computers
We have plenty of computers available to use. To use our computers, you may use either your Cherry Hill Library card or a free visitor pass for the day.

Group Study Rooms
Our group study rooms, located in the Reading Room, are for groups of 2-6 people. Call the Reference Desk at (856) 667-0300 option 2 for details.

*Librarian by Appointment
Schedule a Librarian by Appointment for one-on-one help with searching websites and using our online resources. This service is available for those 18 years of age or older. Complete a form in person at the Reference Desk or fill one out online to make your appointment. Call t
he Reference Desk at (856) 667-0300 option 2 for more information.

Meeting Rooms
We have multiple spaces for groups and organizations to rent and most of them are equipped with projectors, computers, and wireless internet. Visit our Meeting Rooms pag
e for information or contact Valerie Carita at (856) 903-1205 or vcarita@chplnj.org

*More Than Books
Check out our collection of non-traditional items, both in Youth Services and Adult Services, that you can't find everywhere. Some of these special items include:

  • American Girl Dolls
  • Night Sky Explorer Kits
  • Busy Bags with literacy and math activities
  • Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspots
  • GoPro Camera

*Museum Passes
Choose your day, choose your museum, make your reservation, and you're all set! With your Cherry Hill Library card, you have access to 19 different museums in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit our Museum Passes page or call the Reference Desk at (856) 667-0300 option 2. Some of the museums you can visit include:

  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • PAWS Discovery Farm
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Camden Children's Garden

*Read Together Books (Grades 4-8)
Read Together Books are multiple copies of the same title to read with friends, family members, or book club! Check out up to 10 copies of each title. You can even check out a reading guide with a brief biography of the author and discussion questions. Librarians have selected a variety of titles that are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 8. For a list of available titles, visit our Resources for Educators.

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*Library Resources from Home

CreativeBug
Creativebug.com has over 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists which you can use to develop your child's art curriculum. From learning how to knit or crochet for the first time to creating your own planner from scratch, you're sure to find a new artistic endeavor to explore with your child.

eBooks & More!
You, as a library card holder, have access to our various digital collections both through your home computers and mobile devices. From eBooks and audiobooks to movies and music, you have plenty of digital resources to enjoy from home. Visit our digital collections page for more information. For assistance with any of our apps, call the Reference Desk at (856) 667-0300 option 2 or the Youth Services Desk at (856) 903-1229.

Just for Kids Video Database
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.

Novelist & Novelist K-8
Novelist's user-friendly interface makes it easy for you to find that next great book. Narrow down your search results by genre, age, themes and more. Novelist K-8 is designed with a younger audience in mind.

Research Databases
Check out our extensive collection of databases for all your research and homework needs. Visit our Research Databases page to see all that are available. Some of our useful databases for students include:

  • SIRS Discoverer
  • World Almanac for Kids
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Middle Search Plus

Rosetta Stone
Learn a language from home! Create an account with your CHPL library card and choose from over 30 different languages to learn.

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