If you are currently homeschooling or even considering it, you’ll want to stop by the Champaign Public Library’s Biennial Homeschool Fair on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. This year promises to be even more exciting as representatives from local makerspaces will introduce the maker movement and show how their facilities can enhance our teaching.
As usual, there will be a Community Resource Fair where you can personally connect with over a dozen local homeschool groups, cooperatives, organizations and non-profit resources. Library staff will also be present to share information about how the library helps homeschoolers, from quiet study rooms to homework databases.
Representatives from Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab, University of Illinois Makerlab, and Makerspace Urbana will be available to discuss their resources and answer questions at the Community Resource Fair, and a couple are participating in panels as well. At 11 am, Makerspace Urbana, housed at the Champaign-Urbana Independent Media Center, will provide a presentation about their services. At 11:30 am, see a 3D printer demonstration and learn more about the Illinois MakerLab at the U of I Business School.
And if you needed one last incentive to come, attendees will also receive a special discount at the library’s FriendShop bookstore! For more information, call the Champaign Public Library Children’s Services department at 217/403-2030 or e-mail email@example.com.
Celina Trujillo has lived in Urbana since 1998, when she started attending the University of Illinois. Three degrees and one job later, she recently decided to put it all on hold to start homeschooling and homemaking full-time. Her blog, Squawks of a Mama Bird,records the learning process of this unexpected new adventure for her family.