GCLS provides a wide range of free online and in person educational resources that are perfect for homeschooling families. From books to programs, databases to museum passes, GCLS’ resources are here to support you and your family on your homeschooling journey.

Some of our services require a GCLS library card. Please visit our membership page for more information.

GCLS offers a large array of educational and enjoyable programing to young children, tweens and teens. Programs include storytimes, crafts, book clubs, Lego clubs, art clubs and more. Homeschool specific programs are also offered. All programs are posted on our searchable online calendar with more information posted on our Youth Services page.

Students and groups of all ages are welcome (and encouraged!) to visit the Library for a special tour. Contact your local branch to set up an appointment.

Need to find the prefect field trip? GCLS offers free passes to a number of local attractions and museums including the Please Touch MuseumThe Museum of the American Revolution, and the Battleship New Jersey. For more information please visit our museum pass page.

GCLS offers a wide selection of non-traditional items for loan, including outdoor games, board games, puzzles, science and STEAM learning kits, and wifi hotspots. For more information please visit our Library of Things page.

Make an appointment with a GCLS librarian and receive personalized assistance with your information needs and/or instruction in how to use the library’s resources. More information can be found HERE.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. The mission of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to prepare your child for a lifetime of reading. More information can be found here.
  • 100 Books Before Graduation. A reading program for middle and high school students. More information can be found here.
  • Homework Help. A list of helpful databases and websites that are appropriate for kids of all ages, parents, and teachers. Highlights include Novelist K-8, World Almanac for Kids, and the Curriculum Resource Center.
  • Subject Guides. Research assistance and useful resources compiled by librarians at the Gloucester County Library System. Our guides cover various topics such as classical music, college prep information, and history.
  • Online Databases. Curated lists of websites and online library resources on a number of subjects. Please note: Some subscription databases can only be accessed from within a GCLS library, due to special requirements by our database vendors. Databases accessed within a library do not require a user to input his or her GCLS library card number.
  • Curriculum Resource Center. For middle school, high school, and junior college teachers and students seeking material to supplement their coursework in core subject areas.
  • The Happy Homeschooler. This New Jersey specific resource provides information on local homeschool events, classes and co-ops. It also provides guidance to first time homeschool parents/guardians.
  • The Homeschool Mom. One of the most popular homeschooling websites in the United States! There’s a plethora of information from legal advice to curriculum.
  • Homeschool.com. Homeschool.com provides free homeschool tools in an effort to create customized learning environments that support the unique educational needs of every child.
  • StarfallStarfall provides free educational games for children in kindergarten to fifth grade.
  • Khan Academy. Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
  • New Jersey Department of Education – Homeschooling FAQs:  These homeschooling FAQs provided by the State of New Jersey are intended to assist parents/guardians and public school districts in dealing with issues that frequently arise in this context.
  • New Jersey Homeschool Association: The NJHA provides advocacy in support of fair homeschooling laws and requirements in the State of New Jersey.
  • Homeschooling Legal Defense Association: The HSLDA, a national membership organization for homeschoolers, provides advocacy to state legislatures in order to support fair homeschooling laws and requirements, legal counseling and representation to HSLDA members, and financial support to families who wish to homeschool but lack the necessary funds.