Homeschool-Palooza at the DeKalb Public Library

Monday, August 5, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you a homeschooler or perhaps someone looking for more information on homeschooling? Or are you a parent looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon? Then check out the DeKalb Homeschoolpalooza! This homeschool fair boasts a full roster of events, including an intro to homeschooling workshop, several activities run by local businesses, free hearing tests by NIU Speech and Hearing Clinic, free mini guitar lessons by Axe in Hand, mural painting, a Mario Kart tournament sponsored by The Gaming Goat, a trivia game sponsored by SCOP, an open Q&A/demonstration on 3D design in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio, a used curricula swap, and much more! Find the Homeschoolpalooza page on Facebook to meet our local business partners and learn what you can expect from this event.

Vendors will include: DeKalb County Home Educators, Usborne Books, Midwest Museum of Natural History, Burpee Museum of Natural History, Discovery Center Museum, Kishwaukee College, Dimensions Dance Academy, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA, Walcamp, Classic Books, NIU Community School of Arts, Tails Humane Society, Blue Line Driving School, Fargo Skateboarding, iGrow, Ax in Hand, The Music Connection, Kid Stuff, Mardi Gras Lanes, Society for Creative Anachronisms, Sycamore Park District, DeKalb Park District, Kishwaukee Valley YMCA, Little Chick Basketry, Tinkergarten, Star Worlds, the HUB, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, Bleu Palette, Paramount, and Epic Air. Please note that Usborne accepts cash, check, or card, Kid Stuff accepts cash or card, and Classic Books accepts cash or check.

We are excited to welcome guest speaker Danielle Olsen Jones! She will be presenting a workshop on Homeschooling 101, from 1:00—2:00 p.m.
We will also have a room with activities scheduled. A few vendors will perform or give seminars on their areas of expertise. Additional activities include: a literacy activity with 4-C’s; a science activity with Discovery Center Museum; a Tinkergarten activity; yoga with Find What Moves You studio; a history activity with the Society for Creative Anachronisms; and a movement class with Dimensions Dance Academy. Downstairs, a special session of Read to Rover will be running, featuring service dogs. There will also be kittens from Tails Humane Society, as well as volunteer information.

The local history room will have a trivia game presented by SCOP, from 1:00—2:00 p.m. Teams for this will be formed directly before playing.

In addition, the Teen Room will be open during the fair. There will be an all-ages mural with local artist Jo Plenger-Schulz, as well as a Mario Kart tournament for teens and tweens, sponsored and run by The Gaming Goat. Stop in to see what the library has to offer for teens and tweens!

This event is entirely FREE and is open to all, no registration required. A schedule of the day’s events will be available at the welcome station. Be sure to check out the library’s Parent/Teacher Collection located in the Adult Services department while you’re there.

For additional information, please contact Colleen Rittmeyer at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak Street
DeKalb