Kids Corner

Blog Post: NEW Homeschool Collection at PPLD!

August 4, 2021

A new Homeschool Collection has been added at the Peotone Public Library. We hope it will be a help to families who are considering or are currently homeschooling their children. Our Homeschool Collection will include books that will help parents and caregivers get started with the planning and implementing of their home classroom. We will have supplemental materials, as well, to aid in teaching/learning various subjects, and books full of activity ideas. We will also post links for web resources here on our Youth Services blog from time to time.

Today’s Links: Curriculum Help

If you’re looking for the right homeschool curriculum for your family, check out Cathy Duffy Reviews. Cathy reviews all kinds of curriculum and supplemental materials for every subject.

You might also find the Home Educators Resource Directory to be helpful in your homeschooling journey. They are a one-stop directory for information, supplies, services and support for the homeschool community.

If you’d like to take a look at a curriculum before you buy it, check out the Homeschool Resource Center at the Johnsburg Public Library. All materials (books, curriculum resources, games, and equipment) can be checked out by anyone with a valid Illinois library card. Johnsburg Library is in our RAILS consortium, as well, so books can be sent in-transit to Peotone from their library. However, multipart materials, such as games and other equipment, must be checked out on premises at the Johnsburg Library.

We hope these websites will have some helpful information for you and your family! Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!

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Tumble Book Library

Online library of children's books. No app needed, just a computer or tablet.

You will need a Peotone Library Card to access!

Homework Help

We have so many amazing resources for kids, parents, and teens. Do you have research for a project you need to do? Need help citing something? Want to find a book on a specific topic? We are here to help!

Come into the library or email Miss Ranea!

We have most textbooks from the Peotone Schools. Textbooks can only be used in the library and are not for check out.

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Illinois Book Awards

The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

The Monarch Award is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The these books intended for Kindergardners through 3rd graders.


The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

The award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. The award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.


The Rebecca Caudill Award: Illinois' Grades 5-8 Readers' Choice Award

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.  A list of 20 books are published in the Spring and the final award winner is chosen from this list.