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Home schooling at Richmond Memorial Library

By Philip Anselmo

Gensee County home schoolers can look to their local library as a central resource in their education this coming school year. Richmond Memorial Library has countless books and magazines for teachers that any parent, any patron, can check out and incorporate into their routine. This fall, the library will show itself ever more valuable as it kicks of a series of weekly home school programs hosted on site. Children ages 8-14 can participate in the hour-long classes that range in topic from United States geography to recycling and enivironmental awareness. Students interested in participating in the courses must register by September 26. Classes begin October 2.

Schedule of programs:

  • October 2: Getting to know your library resources.
  • October 9: Ecology. Read and discuss, The World that Jack Built, by Ruth Brown. Learn how to recycle envelopes.
  • October 16: Ecology. Read and discuss, The Great Trash Bash, by Loreen Leedy.
  • October 23: Ecology. Environmental Awareness Project: Write a classified ad inviting Community members to participate in a cleaner environment.
  • October 30: Ecology. Design and make an Earth Friendly bag.
  • November 6: Fifty Nifty United States. Part One: Music activity & research a state.
  • November 13: Fifty Nifty United States Part Two: Complete state report.
  • November 20: Just for fun. Learn the history and nutritional value of peanut butter. Make Homemade Peanut butter to take home!
  • December 4: Measurement. Part One: Read and discuss, How Big is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller. Decorate a ruler and measure away!
  • December 11: Measurement. Part Two: Using graph paper we will make a scale plan based on your measurements!
  • December 18: Holiday Craft and Party.

Contact Children's Librarian Sandra Gillard at (585) 345-9550 for more information. And, as always, be sure to check out the library's Children's Room blog and Web site for more fun facts and stories than you'll know what to do with.

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