Educators & Homeschoolers

Educator resources

We have many resources available for educators and homeschool parents for grades pre-K – 12.  Our collection enhances teacher and student resources already available through the school system.

We can pull books and have them ready for your students. Please fill out the assignment form and e-mail it to You can also fax the form to 585-798-4398. We will do our best to have resources ready and available for your students.  In addition to the resources below, many informative online collections and databases are available from our website.

Any staff member can assist with questions or finding materials.

Exam Proctoring

Staff are available to proctor exams for all students. Please call to arrange a date and time. We will reserve a meeting room with internet access for your exam. We have proctored college exams and professional licensure exams for adults as well as secondary school exams for homeschoolers.


We have resource lists for Parenting ResourcesOnline Math Help, and Online Databases available as PDFs.

We have 7 Discovery Kits for at home STEM activities. Our current themes are Biodiversity, Brain Building, Astronomy, Birdwatching, Engineering, Simple Machines, and Geocaching. Kits are appropriate for children ages 5+ with supervision. Some kits include binoculars, gps unit, drone, etc that will need an adult’s assistance for safe use.

We have 6 Little Learners kits for young children. Current themes are Alphabet, Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Wild Animals, and Farm Animals. Each kit includes a music CD, Board Books, and other small items about the theme.


We currently circulate 5 hotspots, 6 Samsung Galaxy tablets, 5 chromebooks, and 5 laptops. We will be adding 3 iPads in the future. Now you can take your learning on the road with you! All technology must be borrowed from and returned to Lee-Whedon Memorial Library. Each item can be borrowed for 2 weeks.

Educational magazines

We currently subscribe to Ask, The Week Jr, OYLA, and National Geographic Kids.

For the classroom

We have story-based kits and book discussion kits. Story-based kits include picture books, activities and more.  Book discussion kits include multiple copies of a chapter book, a folder of activities and more. These kits are owned and kept at NIOGA so please allow time for us to receive your kit, a minimum 1 week. Call or e-mail the library for more information.

Story-Based Programs

Bound for America
The Road to Freedom and Unity with Abraham Lincoln
Reading Road Trip USA

Book Discussion Programs NYS History

Early Settlement
The Erie Canal
The Underground Railroad
World War II

American History Timeline

The American Revolution
The First Factories:  The Early Labor Movement
World War I
The Dust Bowl

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