Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A sad email I received.......

"To all:
I'm very disappointed in having to inform you that the
Mid Continent Public Library headquartersn has decided to eliminate the " Homeschoolers at the Library " programs beginning in July  2013.

They have decided  to have all programs open to the general public so all programs need to be after school or on weekends.  Only Story Time for preschool will be during the school hours.  They feel they are only reaching a small minority with the program and would like to reach more people.

If you would like to voice your feelings on this decision you may call headquarters in Independence , MO:   816-836-5200 and ask to speak to Steven Potter or Dick Wilding.

My personal feelings are that the library does in- school visits and it is not feasable for the library to do "in home" visits for homeschoolers so the homeschoolers at the library program was a very productive program. I would prefer the program to be cut back if they have to( meeting every other month) but NOT completely eliminated.

Please voice your opinon with a phone call ( 816-836-5200) if you would like to see this program continued in some way.


I will be calling the library tomorrow on this one.....

Used book sale, Independence MO

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Noland Road Baptist Church, 4505 S Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055
Used Book Sale & Enrichment Fair 1:00-3:30pm


The official Families for Home Education Region 3 Used Book Sale / Education Seminar and Academic Enrichment Fair.

USED BOOK SALE and ENRICHENT FAIR Admittance is free to the Used Book Sale and Enrichment Fair. The cost to sell used curriculum or have a Enrichment Fair space for your group will be $10.00 per space. Used book sale participants will have a table provided. We have a limited number of 8’ table. Those that sign up first will get an 8’ table. The rest will get a 60’ round table. Enrichment Fair participants will have an 8’ spot but they will need to bring their own table. I will notify you by email and by returning your check if we are full.
Set up for the curriculum fair will begin at 11:00. We ask you not to sell anything until 12:30, when those who have set up or will clean up will get to shop early. Those volunteers will be wearing colored wristbands. Please do not sell to anyone without a wristband on

We must receive payment for your table space to reserve it. An email address is required to send you the confirmation and instructions.

Do you want an opportunity to shop before the general public is admitted? Volunteer to help set up Friday night at 7:00 and/or clean up Saturday from 3:30-5:00!  If you are interested, please contact Jacinda at