Up until about 3 or 4 months ago, the 2020 homeschool convention season was just about to kick off. But that also meant you needed to live within travel distance to whichever venue was hosting the event. Admission costs to conventions usually aren’t too steep, but the airfare, gas, lodging, restaurants, and any other incidentals … Continue reading "The End of Homeschool Conventions As We Know Them?"
EDIT: (watch Virtual Homeschool Convention Booth video recording here 4/10/2020). See after stream notes below. Typically, we try to hit a couple conventions each year. We usually go to Virginia Homeschoolers and do an event in Maine and/or Massachusetts. In the past, we’ve attended the S.E.A. convention in Atlanta and West Virginia. But this year … Continue reading "Build Your Library Virtual Homeschool Convention Booth"
To all of our valued customers, We wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your continued business through these unprecedented times. We have a few updates and reminders that we wanted to inform you all about. Online Orders As long as the internet remains on, you will all continue to have uninterrupted … Continue reading "Build Your Library COVID-19 Update"
For the sixth year in a row, Build Your Library has been nominated for the Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice awards! Although we cover K-12, we have been nominated in the “Elementary Curriculum” category. Perhaps someday we’ll be nominated for the middle school and high school categories, as well. But we will take it. While … Continue reading "2020 Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice award"
We were sad to discontinue the Family Reading Crates this past May after 17 offerings. Since then, we have been trying to figure out the best way to rework this offering into a better product. We had many families perfectly happy with the existing crate setup. But then many others offered various suggestions such as … Continue reading "Family Reading Crate Replacement Coming Soon"
On August 22, 2012, we set up the BuildYourLibrary.com website, Facebook.com/BYLibrary page and made Levels 1 and Level 5 available for purchase to the public. Way back 7 years ago, when you placed an order I had to personally check my inbox, write an e-mail and attach the PDF file as an attachment myself and … Continue reading "Happy Birthday Build Your Library!"
Need any help with using the Build Your Library curriculum? We got you covered! FAQs For general questions on any facet of our secular, literature based homeschool curriculum, we may have already answered them on our BYL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For general questions about our Read Aloud Book Club packs, please refer to … Continue reading "Build Your Library Support"
For the fifth year in a row, Build Your Library has been nominated for the Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice awards! Although we cover K-12, we have been nominated in the “Elementary Curriculum” category. While I am not particularly one for receiving accolades, I really do appreciate being able to describe Build Your Library as … Continue reading "2019 Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader’s Choice award"
Its that time of year again when we can start to announce our 2019 travel plans so you can try to attend a secular homeschool convention and catch Build Your Library in person. So far, we only have one conference appearance scheduled. We will update this page if any new dates or events come up. [MARCH 2019 – Williamsburg, VA] … Continue reading "Build Your Library on Tour 2019"
I’ll be the first to admit, while I have been successfully running the Build Your Library business for six years, I still wouldn’t consider myself a “business-woman.” When Build Your Library started with its first 2 full level program offerings, the pricing structure was not necessarily forward thinking. I was at an awkward place. We … Continue reading "New Pricing Restructure"