(and Homelearners!)

Peterborough Homeschooling Information

At PTL we love to support homeschool and homelearning families.  Below are resources available from the library and other local organizations.

PTL Resources:

Ebscohost            OverDrive/Libby            Hoopla

New Hampshire home education guidebook – published by the New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition

Ask a Librarian Services:

Lisa Bearce and Aimee LaRue are our Youth Services team.

Reach them at:

ALaRue @ and LBearce@

Find help with:

  • searching for items on a particular subject
  • matching readers with their next book
  • finding quality information and resources
  • answering research questions

A few guidelines:

  • Please give us notice if you need a list of books for a lesson plan or date-specific purpose.
  • We can provide you a list of suggested titles but ask you to review it and place the items you would like on hold via your online account. Lists will be a maximum of 10 titles.
  • Interlibrary loan services (getting books from other libraries) begin September 14th. Until then, we are only able to offer books in our collection.

Book Recommendations and Program Tie-Ins:

Youth Titles to Tie-In with PTL’s Fall 2020 Big Read: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austen Channing Brown


New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition

Granite State Home Educators

Groups to Join on Facebook:

These are active local groups that can help you connect with other homeschooling families in the area.
You will have to be on Facebook to join and request to be added as a member.

Monadnock Homeschoolers

Monadnock Area Homeschooling Families

Homeschool for Peterborough, NH and Surrounding Area

Fun Places for Learning Online:

KidLit at Home – Explore the world of Children’s Literature

Project Gutenberg – An online library of over 60,000 free ebooks

Khan Academy – A nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere

Smithsonian Learning Lab A whole museum at your fingertips

The Exploratorium – A public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception

NASA for Students – STEM activities by grade level: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

The Learning Network – Learning activities based on NY Times articles, photos, videos, graphs and more – for ages 13+

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Enjoy nature at home with these online learning experiences brought to you by the NH Science Center’s Naturalists

Million Bazillion PodcastHere’s a new podcast from Marketplace about money for kids and their families, explore math, economics history and sociology with money!