Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Colony Public Library Recognizes Homeschoolers in August

I subscribe to a semi-monthly newsletter for homeschool families which is published by a good friend and fellow Bedford resident. I'm always interested in what homeschool families want to know and what they want to tell each other about, so I wasn't surprised to see the following article in the most recent newsletter:

The Colony Public Library Recognizes Homeschoolers in August

Getting a library card has never been so rewarding!

If you are heading to The Colony Library during the month of August for a library card or to check out books, there is a special gift waiting for you.

During the month of August, the library is recognizing Homeschools as their "School of the Month." Home-school students who are getting a library card or checking out books can stop by the reference desk to receive their gift. Students under 17 must be accompanied by a parent with a picture ID.

The library is located at 6800 Main Street, at the corner of North Colony Boulevard and Main Street.

For more information, please call the library reference desk at 972-625-1900, extension 3.

However, I was very surprised that I hadn't heard about this through the invisible library network - especially since The Colony Public Library is a member of NTRLS. I realize that there's no way to know everything that's happening in our member libraries, but I feel badly for not knowing about this. What a great way to get students and parents into the library, getting cards and checking out materials - and it's relatively easy to implement in every library community!

Kudos to The Colony Public Library for implementing this program and for whatever they've done to assure that the homeschool community knows about it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to visit some other NTRLS websites to find more great ideas to share with our readers!

1 comment:

  1. Joan L. Sveinsson, TCPL DirectorWednesday, August 13, 2008 at 4:51:00 PM PDT

    Youth Services Librarian Jean Snyder leads us in celebrating a "School of the Month" each month. One elementary school librarian got us started on this concept many years ago -- and it just grew into a year round program. As we announce the "School of the Month" in the local paper, a home school parent saw the announcements and asked us to include homeschoolers -- a great idea! Luckily, we had enough months to go around: with 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, one high school, and a charter school to celebrate, that still left us one month for the Home Schoolers! We are thankful for the local vendors who supply us with the "gifts".