Resources From the New York State Department of Education

New York State Education Department – Home Instruction

Library Resources

Databases from Southern Tier Library System, including research databases for all ages and current health information

Notable Children’s Digital Media, chosen by the American Library Association

Find the PYPL Homeschooling Family Connections Group on our Facebook page and send a request to join. This private group designed to connect homeschooling families with library resources and other homeschooling families is open to folks who live within 25 miles of the library.

New York State Library Selected Education Websites is a comprehensive annotated bibliography that is regularly updated.

Online Resources

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that provides free educational and instructional lessons and videos.

Coursera  Provides access to online courses from colleges and universities.

Kiddle Search engine powered by Google designed specifically for children.

NYS LEAH Informational Manual New York State Loving Education At Home is an Elmira-based Christian organization with chapters around the state.

Older Students

Finger Lakes Community College High School and Homeschool Programs Homeschool students can earn college credit at FLCC

Inter-Library Loan

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in StarCat, ask library staff! Just because it’s not owned by an STLS library, doesn’t mean you can’t get it. The Southern Tier Library System provides us with interlibrary loan services that allow us to obtain materials from across the country!

How it works: Tell a staff member you are looking for a book, but can’t find it in StarCat.

We may ask that you provide us with additional information about the book to make the search easier and to guarantee we are asking for the right book. An ISBN number is helpful to ensure we get the exact edition you are looking for.

We will place a request and when the book comes, you will be notified. There is no guarantee for how long it will take the item to get to us. Due dates are set by the lending institution. Non-book items are not available by inter-library loan.