Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start?

Library Resources for Homeschool

Library Resources

Welcome to the Haverhill Public Library’s

Homeschool Resources Pages


These pages serve as a resource for people who are thinking about homeschooling or are just beginning to homeschool. There are also resources for more experienced homeschoolers.

There is a lot of information! So to help navigate, each of the HPL Homeschool Resources pages are linked in the Quick Links bar–which is in the sidebar on the right if you’re on a computer, and at the bottom of the page if you’re on a mobile device.

When it comes to homeschooling, there is a lot to learn. In theses pages we will focus on three main areas:


Where do I Start?

Are you curious if homeschooling is right for you? Do you have questions about the laws in Massachusetts? This page will lead you to answers. On this page you’ll find more information about:

  • Before You Begin Homeschooling
  • Homeschooling Laws in Massachusetts
  • How to Report – Writing the Educational Plan
  • How to Report – Writing the End-of-Year Report Progress Report
  • Starting with Babies and Toddlers
  • Parenting and Homeschooling Styles

Library Resources

Here you will find a guide to many of the materials and services that the library has available to homeschoolers. It’s a lot! If you don’t see something you need or want, feel free to ask any librarian–we are happy to help! On this page you’ll find more information about:

  • Library Activities
  • Parent-Teacher Resources
  • E-Resources for Youth
  • Museum Passes
  • Child Development and Home Education Philosophy
  • Pioneers and Important People in Home Education

Social Support

When homeschooling, it’s genuinely important for you to have connection and support and for your children to have friends. Here you will find links to many groups that can help get you and your child connected to the homeschooling world, both locally and online. On this page you’ll find more information about:

  • Making Local Friends
  • Making Online Friends
  • Other Local Resources for Social Support

As you become more familiar with what is available, you will discover a homeschooling philosophy, practice, and style that works for your family. There have been millions of pages written about homeschooling so we won’t cover it all here, but we provide a guide to getting started, support, and pointers to high-quality information so that you can make informed decisions.

If you have questions about any of the resources listed on these pages or want help finding additional resources, feel free to email us at kids@haverhillpl.org or give us a call at 978-373-1586 and ask for the Children’s Department.