The Lackawanna County Children's Library provides a variety of services and resources to home educating families in the community.
Thank to those who participated in the survey. It has been very helpful and I will use your suggestions to improve services.
· Talking Books
· Discovery Kits
Click here for the pdf of the application. Once completed please send it back to our outreach coordinator:
Children's Outreach Coordinator
Lackawanna County Children's Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509
570-348-3000 ext. 3015
Fax- 570-348-3020 attn: Amy
There are a few local support groups for families. The library does not personally indorse any. There are many state and national wide groups.
Catholic Homeschoolers of NEPA
Pennsylvania Department of Education–
Please refer here for official and legal requirements and forms regarding home education. There is a wealth of resources and list of organizations on this page.
Provide links, discussion boards and state resources for home educators.
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (PHAA)
A state wide organization that provides diplomas to home educators.
The Pennsylvania Home Education Network
Informational site that promotes home education in Pennsylvania and has membership.
Home School Legal Defense Association-
A nonprofit advocacy organization to promote and defend the right to home school.
The website for the print publication that publish -The Guide to Great Field Trips & Activities (published twice each year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter)
-Guide to Homeschool-Friendly Colleges (published annually each Spring)
-Pocket Homeschool Fair (Curriculum Guide - published annually each Spring)
Free Homeschooling Resources
The library has a collection of home educating books in our Parent’s Room in the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. We also have materials in the Albright Memorial Library.
Items can be found via our online catalog.
Some favorites among families are:
The complete idiot's guide to homeschooling by Marsha Ransom
Fundamentals of home-schooling by Ann Lahrson-Fisher
Creative home schooling for gifted children:a resource guide by Lisa Rivero
Electronic Library Resources :