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Kids & Teens

Library Events


Homeschooling Initiative

There are a lot of options when it comes to home education. Whichever type interests you, we invite you to join the Effingham Public Library’s Libraries Transforming Communities conversation! The library was awarded a $3,000 grant to help bring homeschooling families together in the community to brainstorm and identify ways the library can become a valuable resource for homeschoolers. We will hold a series of discussions. Please visit the Homeschooling Facebook page for more information.
Effingham, NH Area Homeschooling Co-op

Homeschooling Resources

Home Schooling

NH Department of Education Home Education Homepage


Granite State Home Educators: a support Group for NH homeschoolers. Information on testing and State requirements.


NH Homeschooling Coalition Homepage. They also have a Facebook page here.

Time 4 learning: a comprehensive starter guide to homeschooling in NH.


Outschool: Live online classes and camps. Free membership, but classes cost $10.


Duolingo: Free foreign language.


Scistarter: Citizen Science done at home


Homeschooler’s buyer’s co-op: discounted homeschool supplies.


VIDEO: The Lane Memorial Library and the North Hampton Public Library hosted the Virtual

Homeschool Symposium on September 2, 2020. An informational session to learn more about homeschooling with a panel of seasoned homeschooling parents. The panel includes the Portsmouth area New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition’s (NHHC) district representative, Valerie Abasciano. Watch the recorded video to learn what led these parents to homeschooling, the rewards and challenges of homeschooling, and how to become a homeschooler. The video includes links for additional resources and contacts for more information and questions.

In addition to these online resources, the library is happy to help with book requests through our Interlibrary loan. If we do not have the book you’re looking for, we may be able to borrow it from another NH library. And don’t forget, we carry games, puzzles, and educational activity kits.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten


Reading to your child is one of the best gifts you can give them. Not only is a great bonding experience for the both of you, it also aids them in language development and literacy.


1,000 Books before Kindergarten is a non-profit National (and Canada) charity with one goal in mind: preparing young readers for kindergarten. 1,000 Books believe that if you can read 1,000 books to your children before they enter Kindergarten, you'll have given them a great advantage to early literacy!

You can register your child for this self-paced program anytime, from birth to five years old. Just come to the library! You and your child will be given a binder containing sheets to help keep track of the 1,000 books. Each sheet of 100 books read can be turned in at the library for a prize!

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten
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