Thursday, May 3, 2012

TOS Review: Homeschool Library Builder

Those who know me "in real life" already know this, but for the rest of you, I have a small obsession with books! The entry area of our home has some pretty little shelves, complete with lighting recessed into them, you know, for displaying prettily arranged knick knacks. But from the second I walked into this house, I was calculating just how many books I could fit on those shelves. They are PACKED FULL of books. I even had my dad add an extra shelf to make sure I fully utilized the space, no big, lit, decorative shelves for me, just let me fill those shelves with books.Lest you think those are ALL the books in my house, nope. I have 2 big bookcases in the dining room, a smaller book case in the girls' room, boxes of books I don't have room to unpack (things like Shakespeare, that the girls are too young for), and piles of books in most rooms just because, either I'm reading them, or I don't have room for them on the shelves.  Every few months I sit in my living room and contemplate adding a shelf all the way around the top of the room, just to give me more space for books.

So, I think you get the idea, I kinda like books.  We use our public library EXTENSIVELY, but books, not textbooks, but "real" books, are still one of or main homeschool expenses, and I *always* have a long "wishlist" of books I want to get but haven't found at a price I'm willing to pay.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to hear of a new-to-me, website all about books, to build homeschoolers' libraries! What more could I ask for?!?!?!


Homeschool Library Builder is a site that sells books to homeschoolers. They have a variety of books, some new, some used. From what I've seen on the site, the prices seem reasonable. One thing that I think is really cool is that they have a category called "Search by Curriculum" this would be IDEAL if you are using a curriculum like Ambleside. Just click on the curriculum you're using to see what books they have for that curriculum. Isn't that handy? Too bad we're WAY too eclectic to follow a curriculum LOL.

When you become a member of HLB (which is FREE to join!), you'll receive a monthly newsletter with information about sale items. For May, the special is a 25% off sale! Membership also allows you to earn points toward future purchases, and some other great benefits!

So, if you're looking for books for your homeschool, or just for your family, this is a great place to check!  And if you decide to become a member, or make a purchase, if you don't mind entering "Broad Horizons" as your referral, I'll get some extra book points for my own future purchases!

See what other Crew members think of Homeschool Library Builder here.


Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I was asked to promote HLB. I did not receive any compensation. I will receive book points from HLB for anyone who lists me as a referrer when they purchase from HLB.  Additionally, I was given a coupon code to use for my own purchase, if any, during the month of May. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Denise Beard said...

Thanks for posting this! What a great resource for HS moms!