Homeschool Library Express (HSLE) is a program for homeschool families, designed to let these families know about all the benefits and services of Ouachita Parish Public Library.
HSLE meets Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each month has themed activities as well as the program's two staple offerings: STEM/STEAM activities and monthly field trips into the community. This is the fourth year of presenting HSLE to this audience, and the average weekly attendance is 45 to 50.
This year we decided to offer a Homeschool Resource Fair during one of our HSLE meetings. Agencies within the community were invited to talk about their areas of expertise, from dental hygiene, language and speech therapy to vision and early childhood development. After the success of our inaugural fair, the library will host this as a yearly event every August.
Ouachita Parish Public Library offers STEM activities, field trips and an annual resource fair for homeschooling families.