Oklahoma Book Shack

Learn. Educate. Grow. Share.
The Homeschool House is a place to freely share homeschooling resources and support!  Through the upstairs Book Shack, we share used homeschool books, materials, supplies, and other resources with the homeschooling families in our community, while the lower level areas host classes, workshops, and events for homeschooling families.
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Calendar

Saturday, November 16th

Homeschool House moms (teachers) are invited to attend OERB training in Tulsa.  This is an all-day event that is FREE and includes supplies for you to teach the curriculum.  Find out more here.  (Click on Workshops at top.)

Thursday, December 5th - 1pm-3pm

Homeschool House Christmas Party!

Reserve your (free) spot here!

December 31 - Noon - 3pm

Ring in the ’20s at our Noon Year’s Eve Costume Party!  It’ll be the BEES KNEES!

Ages 8+ (parents, too!) – $10 / ticket

Ticket includes food, music, and fun!

(Costume encouraged, not required)

Friday, January 17th - 10am-3pm

Co-op classes begin!

Littles, middles & high school classes in science, geography, history, auto care, and crafts.

Classes will meet one Friday / month for five months, culminating in a fun (and free!) field trip.

Jan 17, Feb 7th, Mar 10th, Apr 3rd, May 8th…and a field trip May / June.

Details to be posted here: https://okbookshack.org/upcoming-events-at-the-homeschool-house/

Our Team

The Homeschool House board consists of a diverse group of moms with kids ranging from littles to graduates.  Each brings a unique flavor to this leadership gumbo!  Learn more about the volunteers here.

Nicole, Erin, Yvie, DeeDee

Heather (not pictured)

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HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) estimates that homeschooling families spend approximately $300 to $600 per year, per child, on educational needs. This can really add up! There are ways, however, to save money…

On the left-hand side of the page is a blue & purple calendar of events.  This does not include days specifically for Book Shack openings.  We update that weekly at the pinned Facebook post.

 We intend for events at the Homeschool House to be affordable to all. This may be reflected in a sliding scale of cost. Most event costs will only be to cover cost of supplies. If the cost is a barrier to access of our events, please contact us to see if you may qualify for assistance.

If you are interested in hosting an event or class, please contact us.

Please adhere to age limits posted for events.

Littles, middles & high school classes in science, geography, history, auto care, and crafts.

Classes will meet one Friday / month for five months, culminating in a fun (and free!) field trip.

Jan 17, Feb 7th, Mar 10th, Apr 3rd, May 8th…and a field trip May / June.

Details to be posted here: https://okbookshack.org/upcoming-events-at-the-homeschool-house/

Our organization runs solely on volunteers. Volunteer opportunities will be listed on this page. Volunteers will receive extra privileges such as first choice for classes and books, as well as reduced cost for events. They will also receive our heartfelt gratitude!

The Homeschool House is a private non-profit organization that reserves the right to withhold services from anyone not complying with our expressed policies or from anyone whose behavior is deemed by the board to be having a negative effect on our mission. The Homeschool House does not discriminate due to race, age, religious affiliation, or disabilities.

Please be courteous of others. There will be no tolerance for rudeness or bullying, especially of our volunteers.

Honor your commitments. If you RSVP to an event or class and do not show up without informing the event sponsor, you will be unable to participate in any HH event or have access to our resources for 3 months. A second infraction will result in a suspension of privileges for 6 months. A third infraction will constitute grounds for permanently revoking all privileges at the sole discretion of the board.

Children must be under the direct supervision of their parents at all times. Parents will be held liable for any damages caused by their children.

Please be aware that availability of the book floor does not guarantee access to the rest of the building. Please enter through the Book Shack door. If there is another event taking place, please limit your visit to the book floor and restrooms.

Items from the Book Shack may not be resold. They must either be returned to Homeschool House or passed on – freely – to another family in need.

There are no electronics allowed in the upstairs. There will be games, art supplies, books etc for use to keep kids occupied. Please clean up after yourself.

 

**These policies are subject to change. Any problem arising outside of these policies will be handled at the discretion of board members.

The Homeschool House is a 501 (3) c non-profit organization. We have no paid employees. All donations and raised funds go directly to expenses involved with maintaining the Homeschool House such as insurance, utilities, and increasing the resources available to the community.

The Homeschool House is not a school. Any classes held here are solely on a volunteer basis, and we do not validate content.

The owner of the blog does not receive any compensation for work on the blog, and volunteers her time. All profits from ads, sponsorship, donations go directly to benefit homeschool families in need.

Donations from individuals, ads and sponsorships may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made in the blog. That content, advertising space, affiliate link, or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. However, the author of the blog abides by a Biblical standard of integrity, behavior, and speech, and will not permit the promotion of ideals that do not align with the mission statement and/or policies/practices of the organization. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the author’s. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The Homeschool House was formed in 2019 when the Book Shack joined forces with the Key Center for homeschool support. With the Book Shack’s desire for increased availability and the Key Center’s desire to connect the homeschool community with greater resources, a partnership was the obvious choice!

The board of the Homeschool House is made up of hardworking moms who volunteer their time to create a place where our homeschool community can bond and share resources, support, and socialization. We are a non-profit organization with ZERO paid employees. All donations go directly to expenses involved with maintaining the Homeschool House such as insurance, utilities, and increasing the resources available to the community.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to connect homeschooling families with resources and support. We share donated homeschool books, materials, and supplies to families who need them. We provide a place to share support and social activities.

Location

502 N. Kickapoo
Shawnee, Ok

Book Shack Hours

We try to be open two days each week, including Thursday afternoons.

Additional hours will be added as classes start — Book Shack open during classes / events.

Check the pinned Facebook post for the current hours each week (it is updated each Monday morning).

Chicken Scratch Magazine

 Our very first endeavor at the Homeschool House — this new literary magazine is open for submissions from middle and high school students. 

It was created, and is run by, two of our students who share an interest in graphic design.

Find more information, including submission requirements, here.

Xander & Gracie Lou

Co-Editors

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

“Love their policies and availability of items. These people go out of their way to provide homeschool resources for free (basically. the up-front charge is minimal and only to cover liability). It’s incredible. They’re very helpful if you show up and have questions. Love it!”

Wonderful resources for homeschool families! And the ladies are always kind and helpful. We have benefited much from the books made available to us through The Book Shack.

We went to The Book Shack this week and found ( the staff helped us ) so many age appropriate books for an early starter. We were very pleased to easily find the location, a clean, getting organised room, with helpful pleasant staff. It was time well spent! Looking forward to seeing what you will have next month.”

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