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L IBRARY L AUNCHES N EW HOMESCHOOL COLLECTION. Petra Morris Pasadena Public Library .

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LIBRARYLAUNCHESNEWHOMESCHOOL COLLECTION

Petra Morris

Pasadena Public Library


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“Individuals can already make requests for library purchase, but sometimes the library sees it as being too individualized and so they won’t purchase it. If they know that this is a homeschooling resource and will be used by many people, maybe they would be willing to purchase them.”

Tanya, Homeschooling Parent


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R purchase, but sometimes ESEARCH NOTES

  • 1.5 millionhomeschoolers nationally*

  • Need for educational materials

  • Public Library = School Library

  • Consistent users

*National Center for Education Statistic >http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009030.pdf


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C purchase, but sometimes OMMUNITY SCAN


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H purchase, but sometimes OMESCHOOLACCESSPROJECT

Build a specialized Homeschool Collection that…

  • supportscurriculum development

  • provides greater accessibility

  • enriches educational experiences


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L purchase, but sometimes EARNINGBLOCKS

  • Research

  • Adaptability

  • Listento user wants

  • Support = staff & community


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J purchase, but sometimes ohnsburg Public Library

Homeschool Resource Center

http://www.johnsburglibrary.org/content/homeschool-resource-center


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Pasadena Public Library purchase, but sometimes HOMESCHOOL COLLECTION

A multi-format collection with 140 items…

  • 56 General resource books

  • 27 Educational DVDs

  • 24 Learning equipment materials

  • 21 Curriculum resources

  • 12 Literacy kits


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HOMESCHOOL COLLECTION LAUNCH purchase, but sometimes

2010 SEPTEMBER 16


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40 purchase, but sometimes

10

BY THE NUMBERS…

30

20

  • 75 attendees

  • First day – 30% checkout

    40% books and 60% equipment

  • First week – 51% checkout

50


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B purchase, but sometimes EYONDTHENUMBERS…

“…will bolster our efforts to provide the best we can offer to our

children studying at home. I am a grateful homeschooling mom.”


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M purchase, but sometimes OVING FORWARD

Thank you.


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W purchase, but sometimes HAT ADIFFERENCE…

  • Expand services

  • Benefit “schoolers”

  • Draw in new users

  • Position PPL as model


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T purchase, but sometimes HANKYOU


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