Adults

2020 Enrollment Healthcare

2020 Healthcare Enrollment is currently open. Visit www.healthcare.gov to enroll before December 15th. 

 

December 6 & 7

Join us December 6th and 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM to choose one (or more!) of our beautiful wreaths ranging from $20 to $30!

Introductory Resume Workshop

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th at 10:30 AM

Esther Shanahan will lead an introductory resume and cover letter workshop here at the Spring Township Library! She will discuss how to create an effective resume and cover letter, in order to assist you in reaching your career goals.

Spots are limited, you must register to attend. Free.

Esther Shanahan has a master's degree in English from Binghamton University, and has completed more than 30 doctoral level credits at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a professional writer and consultant, and has taught introductory and advanced college-level courses at both Penn State and Binghamton, with an emphasis on professional/career development.

 

Craft club

December 11th from 6 to 8 PM

 

Free.

 

Last Tuesday of each month 1:30-3:30 PM

Tech Help Desk

Need Tech Help? Bring in your devices for help desk service on the last Tuesday of each month.  

 

Standards & Information

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Regulates, funds, and supports education in Pennsylvania.

333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126
717-783-6788
 

Pennsylvania State Standards
Standards children should meet in every subject at specific grade levels.
 

Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU)
The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) provides programs and services to public school districts, nonpublic schools, and other human service organizations of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The BCIU also is a liaison agent between the schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

1111 Commons Boulevard, P.O. Box 16050, Reading, PA 19612-6050
610-987-2248
fax: 610-987-8400

 

Curricula and Resources

ThoughtCo.- Homeschooling
Get advice on motivating and transitioning your student, plus keeping track of finances and teaching different age groups.
 

DonnaYoung.org
Donna Young has collected printables and resources for home, homeschool, and classrooms.
 

TheHomeSchoolMom
Home to thousands of quality, hand-picked resources including homeschooling lesson plans, unit studies, software, webquests, websites, and more.
 

AnnenbergClassroom.org
Resources for excellent civics education. This website connects award-winning, comprehensive curriculum on the Constitution to daily civics news and student discussion.  
 

The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times
Provides teaching ideas, lesson plans, and more using the news as a base of learning.
 

Montessori Homeschooling
Helpful information and resources for establishing the Montessori-type learning environment in the home.

PBS Kids
Many fun, educational, interactive games for kids. For teachers: www.pbs.org/teachers

Reading Eagle - Newspaper in Education
Free newspapers for classrooms, the Reading Eagle-sponsored spelling bee (homeschoolers welcome), Reading Eagle tours.

 

Advocacy & Support Groups

Home School Legal Defense Association
"HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms."
 

National Home Education Legal Defense
"NHELD, LLC examines and explains the history of the law pertaining to homeschooling, and the authority of parents to instruct their children... It is important to note that the governmental authority to regulate education, as well as all other issues not specifically mentioned in the Federal Constitution, is left up to the states."
 

Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA)
"PHEA is an inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators."