Teaching and homeschooling

We’re committed to supporting a thriving educational community (public, private, online, and/or homeschool) and the educational success of the students that they serve. 

Group tours and class visits

Schedule a library tour with library staff to learn all about services, events and programs, and how libraries work. Library tours are customizable to fit your students needs and age range — request an age-specific craft, activity, or a storytime to complete the tour!

Schedule a library tour

Outreach visits

Let us come to you to give you and your students information about the services and programs that we provide to youth and families. A library representative can include an age-appropriate activity with your students such as a mini-storytime, craft, or book-talk to complete the visit.

Schedule a visit from a librarian

Homeschool information

Oregon Department of Education
Access information on the process of notifying the local Education Service District office about homeschooingl, homeschool testing, and frequently asked questions. Visit Oregon Department of Education
Oregon Home Education Network
OHEN is a statewide, all-inclusive, volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information about homeschooling and promoting connection among homeschoolers. Visit Oregon Home Education Network
Southern Oregon Education Service District
Visit SOESD for information about homeschooling for families living in Josephine County including registration, testing, and contact information. Visit Southern Oregon Education Service District
Homeschool.com connects families with the information they need about curriculum, products, and services offered to the homeschooling community. Visit Homeschool.com
ConnectionsAcademy offers 10 ways to engage and instruct students remotely. visit connections academy

Online resources

Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic offers learning experiences each day that you can check out to keep up a learning routine at home. Find your grade level and dive in! Visit Scholastic Learn at Home
Great Books Sample Lesson Plans
Great Books offers free lesson plans that include activities that support critical thinking, reading comprehension, and writing for grades K–12. Visit Great Books Sample Lesson Plans
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive program that introduces kids ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, literacy, art, and music. Use PASSWORD: open. Visit Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Kahn Academy
Kahn Academy is a great backup when you can't see your teachers every day at school. Join to get personalized homework help or to learn something totally new. Visit Kahn Academy
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative created to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Explore a library of original animated videos, create interactive lessons, and help curious students improve and gain new skills. Visit TED-Ed
The Learning Network presented by The New York Times
Through The Learning Network, gain access to a weekly collection of lesson plans, writing prompts, and activities for educators and students. Visit The Learning Network
Microsoft Education
Build affordable inquiry- and project-based activities in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Middle school standards-based lesson plans from Microsoft Education are written by teachers for teachers. Visit Microsoft Education