Homeschool Hour


The library meeting room is reserved every Thursday from 1-3 pm. The first Thursday of each month, Ms. Amy, one of the Youth Services Librarians, will lead the group activity. This will be different every month and will be a structured class time of art classes, cooking classes, science fairs, hands-on math games, etc. 

The rest of the Thursdays are up for interpretation! Regular attendees of Homeschool Hour may sign up to lead activities on the clipboard located at the Children's Desk. Every week will be fun and full of variety, giving the homeschool community a chance for learning and connection. Click to learn more about services for homeschoolers.


Thursday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - Bug out! The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Entomology is visiting the library. The presentation will last about 45 minutes and will include general information about insects, reasons why insects are good and bad and ways that they survive in a world full of predators, ways that insects communicate with each other and much more! All ages welcome. 


Thursday, April 4 is the first Homeschool Hour Science Fair! All ages are welcome to participate. This fair will not be judged. It is for the purpose of learning and sharing information and the practice of putting that information on display.  

How it works:

  1. Pick a science fair topic with your child/children. 
  2. Sign up here. You must register for your project to be given display space during the Fair.
  3. Start working on your projects. I know some of these take some time, so I am hoping giving families a couple of months to prepare will make it less daunting. These projects can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Just have fun and enjoy the process! 
  4. On April 4th each participant will be assigned a 5' display table to show their project. During the Homeschool Hours of 1-3pm the children will be at their tables showing their projects and explaining any experiments they have to show. After that, we will leave the projects up through Saturday, April 6th so you can invite friends and family to come and see all the hard work the kids put into their projects! Projects can be picked up starting Monday, April 8th. 


More information about session themes is available on the signup clipboard located at the Children's Desk. Please call the library with questions (608-437-5021).