Upcoming Events

**Homeschool Information Session: Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. (Click for more info.)

**Homeschool Sale & Swap: Thursday, August 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Click for more info.)

Homeschool Guide


Welcome to the Florida Public Library Homeschool Guide.  Whether you’re just starting to consider homeschooling or you’re a seasoned homeschooler with years of experience, use this guide to connect to resources to help you along your homeschooling journey.

Getting Started:


Homeschooling is regulated by the state.  The New York State regulations can be found here. http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/part-100-regulations-commissioner-education

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) provides many articles and videos on how to comply with NY regulations.  https://hslda.org/legal/new-york

You can email Beth, our FPL homeschool liaison, at bpskowski@rcls.org.

Also available at library are sample forms to meet state requirements.

Connect with the Community:

There are two major homeschool groups in our area: https://www.facebook.com/Hudson-Valley-Homeschoolers-772151799565630/



Although every homeschool is different there are multiple methods and styles that are prevalent. This article discusses different styles. https://www.homeschool.com/homeschooling-methods/

There are many books available to help introduce, guide and encourage you through your homeschooling journey.

(See below for books available in RCLS library system)


We have many E-Resources available through our databases. Some great ones for students are available with your library patron card.


Also available with patron card is access to language lessons through Rosetta Stone and other language learning materials.