Educators & Parents

Parenting Booklists & Resources

The library is one of the best places to encourage and instill a love of reading and books in your child. Additionally, the library provides a wealth of resources accessible in a safe place for families to gather. From preparing for your child's arrival to guiding your child through high school, the library is here to support you and your family in all stages of life. Below are our favorite booklists and resources for families.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parenting Resources

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Thinking about Homeschool?

If you are considering homeschooling your children, the library is your greatest resource. Whether this is your first time homeschooling or you have been homeschooling for years, the library can supplement your homeschooling curriculum. These websites provide information to help you get started:

School Board of Alachua County: Information for submitting the letter of intent to start homeschooling, contact information for the Homeschool Office, and links to legal guidelines regarding homeschool.

Florida Department of Education: The Department of Education provides technical assistance, general information, and the rules and regulations for homeschooling.

Florida Parent-Educators Association: (FPEA) is an independent organization that exists solely to serve home education families in Florida.