Homeschool Services




SGPL strives to support home educators and offers the specialized library services outlined below: 

Library Resources
 

SGPL has a vast collection of multi-format materials (here and throughout the TRAC library system) as well as reliable academic eResources such as TumbleBooks, TumbleMathWorld Book Online, Novelist Plus K-8Solaro homework help, and Lynda learning courses. 

-Learn how easy it is to use Solaro in this how-to video.

-Get to know all 9 of the WorldBook eResources that you can access for free with your library card.

-Ancestry Library Edition is available in-person at the library with your library card. Now would be a great time to do a family history project.

-Don't forget that you have access to TONS of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and tv shows with your FREE library card. Try Overdrive, Cloud Library and Hoopla.

-Get to grips with TumbleBooks here.

-Have you checked out our special collections yet? We have a wide variety of kits, backpacks and tabletop games that you can borrow and take home to try.

-Can't find what you are looking for within TRAC? You can borrow items from across Alberta libraries too: Alberta Relais

Library Programs

SGPL has many kids and teen programs, and Indigenous programs currently available this season.
Check out our programs for adults and seniors too!

Our events calendar page will let you know about all of the FREE programs and activities on offer and how to register.


Room Rental

SGPL offers room rentals to home educators at the same rates we charge non-profit groups ($25/hour). Booking well in advance is recommended, and a room rental contract must be completed. Please see the Room Rental page for complete details.

Here are some external resources to support learning and fun:

Literacy/Education

  • Explore the Alberta Curriculum and find resources for K-12 at Learn Alberta. Refine your search by grade, subjects and languages. This is a great resource for Teachers, Parents and Learners.

French Resources

Coding Games

  • Hour of Code- This website is free, has easy coding language with themed games and is aimed at all ages. Play coding games such as Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen.
  • CS Unplugged- Play and learn computer science with out the computer.
  • Code Combat- Free website with more advanced coding that teaches real coding languages.
  • Kodable- Great for really young kids, even those that can't read yet.

Simple STEAM activities that can be done at home
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. So a good STEAM project will intertwine two or more of these learning areas to complete the project. STEAM projects often focus on solving a problem and can be based on real-world applications.