Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Loving the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

One of the questions that seemed to come up in the Time4Learning forums was getting a hold of some of the optional reading materials that can go with it.  Some would say that their library didn't have them.  I would respond, of course, that they should put a hold on it from another branch or request an interlibrary loan.  I took for granted that all libraries have these features. 

I was shocked to find out that some people didn't have these services at their library.  It seemed that either they were in small towns or their library wasn't part of a larger library system.  This is a good reminder to all of us in in Erie County that we are very fortunate to have such a great resource in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

Not only can the library help you get what you need, but they have great programs too, including story hours and crafts for kids.  If I wasn't so nervous about missing something, I might not even use our online curriculum, but homeschool completely with materials from our library.  Thank you Buffalo and Erie County Public Library!


  1. Oh, how I love libraries! They are one of the few public goods (along with parks and open space and public safety) that I am awed by and immensely supportive of. We live a block from our library and it is such a homeschooling gem.

    1. Our local branch is very close too and the central one only a bus trip. Aside from homeschool, it feels like an extension of my house. I run down the block, pop in for a DVD, go through self-check out, and I am back home in no time as if I got a DVD from our own collection (which we have stopped growing).