PCPLS Supports Your Homeschool Education

Teaching at home can be a challenge, but PCPLS is here to help you however we can! From visiting your library branch to check out new books and resources to participating in one of our reading programs or attending one of our educational events, we are here to help the education process. Our staff is always ready to help you explore new cultures, your personal history, or check out the latest book titles. Whatever your homeschooling needs, PCPLS is a resource you can count on.

Homeschoolers FAQ
Where can I get information about homeschooling?

A good starting point is the Indiana Department of Education. We also have homeschooling resources listed here on our website.

If you would like a librarian to help you find more resources, or are interested in connecting with current or veteran homeschooling families, please ask us!

Are there any local groups for homeschoolers?

Yes, we have listed a few here, some of which are secular, and some are religious. Homeschool groups may change from year to year, so please notify us if any information is outdated. This list does not constitute personal or professional recommendations.

Hands On Learning Homeschool Co-op
Homeschooling cooperative group for early elementary aged kids in NWI, primarily meeting in Valparaiso, Indiana. Opportunity to connect, plan meet-ups, provide learning opportunities, and field trips for our eager young learning children. Primary communication via Facebook in a private group. The group is opened to anyone homeschooling not just those participating in our “Thursday Coop”. For more information you may join their Facebook group or contact Brittany Navara at

IllianaHomeschool (Yahoo group description)
A group of homeschool families in northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois joining together to promote socialization and education. Welcomes ALL families.

Classical Conversations
Sarah Kolacki

HS Life Coop
Heather Cinko:

Resources for Homeschooling
Porter County Public Library System Reading Programs
Summer Reading Program

On your mark, get set, read! Join our Summer Reading program and track how many books you read!

Porter County Public Library System Digital Branch
Digital Branch

Explore our online content full of ebooks, eAudiobooks, mobile apps, and so much more!

Helpful Links

Looking for homeschooling resources? Be sure to check out our collection of helpful links.

Looking for Something Else?

Our staff is always ready to help!