Library holds homeschool meet and greet
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Because the Metcalfe County Public Library saw a need within the community, they are hosting homeschool meet and greet at the Edmonton Memorial Park.
The event will be held on Wednesday, April 21st at 1:00 PM, in the pavilion by tennis courts.
“The library is a frequently used resource by homeschool families; a central place where they can attend programs to meet social needs, a resource for educational materials, and use digital services,” said Director, Kasey Warf.
“The library staff has developed close relationships with homeschool families in our community through programming such as Story Hour and other library programs. Many homeschool parents mentioned an avid interest in a library sponsored program where they could meet others, thus the idea of the meet and greet was born.”
Families will be able to socially distance while making new friendships, participate in group crafts and activities, and visit the bookmobile.
“Our goal is provide homeschool families with a support system and share resources to aid in homebased learning. We hope to continue to cultivate relationships with our homeschool community through continued outreach programming and formalized library programs catered to homeschooling families’ needs,” Warf added.
Members of the library staff enjoy the different homeschool programs as much as the families do.
“Through children’s programs I get to meet a lot of different families. We’ve seen a steady increase in families that homeschool over the past few years. I’m excited the library will offer programming that will support homeschooling households, said Ashely Holley, Children’s Librarian.
Outreach Coordinator Susan Hornek agrees. “As Outreach Coordinator and former homeschool parent, I understand how important it is to have interaction and socialization for your children and also for yourself. Through the library’s outreach program, we hope to help form a support system for our homeschool families,” she said.
For more information call the library at 270-432-4981.
Susan, the Outreach Coordinator, often works with homeschool families to provide materials.
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