Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Homeschool Library Builder

This site just makes me happy. I am a book lover, raising a house full of book lovers. They aren't happy with me if we're out too many days in a row and they don't get their "quiet time." (Last night the oldest two proudly hung a sheet over the lower of the triple bunks so they could stay up late and read while the other two brothers slept...) We use a very literature-based curriculum. But in a single-income home, it's sometimes frustrating not to be able to buy all the books we think we want to own.

Enter The Homeschool Library Builder, a neat company I discovered through my time with the TOS Crew! "Fill your bookshelves without emptying your wallet." That's the slogan, and they mean it. They're truly an online resource for homeschoolers desiring to add quality books to their collection, at a reasonable price.

"Your resource for literature-based homeschooling! We offer quality new and used living books at bargain prices -- selections recommended by your favorite curricula such as Five in a Row , Sonlight , Beautiful Feet , Veritas Press , Tapestry of Grace, Ambleside Online, and others." One of my favorite features on this site is their search options - they have specific search opportunities for some well-known literature-based curriculae. You can also search by age, price, and subject/category of books! (Check out their $1, $2, $3, and $5 bins! Book yumminess!)

They have an added feature of a savings bonus membership, which is free. When you join the HSLB savings program, "For each dollar you spend on merchandise at the Homeschool Library Builder, you earn a Book Point. Fifteen book points is equal to $1 in your account to use toward future purchases. The more you purchase, the more you earn!" Along with these features, they have a fundrasing and charitable giving program, as well as a wonderful general homeschooling resource section. (I just met a dad at the park today who is interested in homeschooling; this is a great place for me to "send" him!)

If you're a book lover, this is a great site to visit - but be ready to be smitten! Take it from a momma, this could be a great place to do a little always-appreciated Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own computer nook!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

I think I'm gonna love this site! I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for introducing it.