Information of local and regional interest:
For listings of area closings and delays, visit:
WDTN  for the Dayton area
WHIO  for the Dayton area
WLWT  for the Cincinnati area
The State Library of Ohio's Know It Now  free reference service "unite[s] the information expertise of librarians, the comprehensive resources of Ohio's public libraries and advanced technology to meet your information needs whenever you need it, wherever you are."
Homework Now  is "Ohio's live online homework help service."
Read This Now  is the State Library of Ohio's readers' service, "connecting readers & books online, any time."
Are you a teacher who needs books for your classroom?
Do you homeschool your child(ren) and need materials to assist you?
Are you leading a children’s book club and want multiple copies of a
Download a printer-friendly BOOK COLLECTION form  to take
or fax to the library.
Class sets are made available on a first come, first serve basis. Before you begin your unit or topic, check out the entire class set (7 - 15 books) on your Library card. Teachers are permitted to keep the sets for four weeks, one week longer than the normal loan period. Currently, the library has class sets/book club kits of the following books:
Children Class Sets:
* each title is labeled for its lexile measure 
Young Adult Book Club Kits:
* each title is labeled for its lexile measure 
Adult Book Club Kits:
* some titles are labeled for its lexile measure 
The number of copies vary per title. We are constantly adding to this list, so please feel free to contact us  if you have any questions.
The children's librarian is happy to visit school classrooms for whatever you need. She can teach your students how the library works, show them how to access library databases from home, or just read a story.
Is your whole class doing reports on medieval times or another big project like it? Let us know and we can create a reference cart for your students to use in the library. This ensures that the library can help all your students do the best research possible. (And prevents the first few students from checking out all the available books on the subject!)
GED classes are offered at the Franklin Public Library. Please call Warren County GED for more information at 937-425-2987.
The Library offers a free online database called Learning Express Library , which includes free ACT, SAT, and GED tests.
High school students planning on attending college within the next year should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA . It can be filled out and updated on-line.
The following Websites are helpful resources for individuals looking for information on home schooling.
In this website there are many organizations listed in Ohio that are a part of home schooling. There motto is: "Home schooling organizations are intended to defend the rights of home schooling parents, supply them with information related to all the resources, books and materials, in order to achieve the best results in the home education of their children. Discover the information about home schooling organizations or support groups placed in Ohio and find the one that will help you with your home education planning."
Dayton Area Homeschoolers 
Contact: Ginny Risley
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
An informal, inclusive group of homeschoolers, or those interested in learning more about homeschool, in the Dayton Ohio area. We have no religious affiliation, all are welcome. The main idea: to share info, go on field trips, teach or participate in co-op classes in all subjects, support each other in whatever method of homeschool we use. The main goal is to have fun learning with our children. Help yourself to the valuable FREE resources in the Links and Files, and check the Calendar for upcoming outings. We meet the Second Monday of every month, 7 - 9 pm, at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 206 E. Hadley Ave., Dayton OH 45419 (Corner of Shafor and Hadley, in Oakwood). No requirements to join. All are welcome! We encourage all ages to attend the very informal meetings.
(You need to have Microsoft Outlook 2010 Startup in order to use the emails. If you do not have the 2010 version,
you can copy and paste the email onto your personal email account.)
Homeschooling & More Support Group 
Contact: Jenny Oney
Email: email@example.com 
Phone: (614) 861-0030
Meets every second Thursday of the month from September - April. They meet at the Methodist Church If The Redeemer, 235 McNaughten Road just east of Mount Carmel East Hospital. Our goal is to spend the first hour responding to homeschooling questions and concerns, and then dive into our scheduled speaker, activity, and book discussion. Kid's Day Out activities occur at least once a month. All homeschoolers are welcome!
Miami County Christian Home Educators of Ohio (MCCHEO)
Contact: Kim Wolf
Phone: (937) 698-0022 or
Email: WolfHomeschool@erinet.com 
Monthly support group meetings every third Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the Troy Nazarene Church, except June, July, August & December. Summer meeting schedule announced in May. Yearly membership fee of $15 which includes a subscription to our monthly newsletter.
North Dayton Christian Home Educators (NDCHEA) 
Contact: Tina Witters
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
For Christian families. Our purpose is to provide support for parents who are homeschooling by encouraging them, sharing experiences in homeschooling, helping to improve instructional skills, and to provide a forum for exchange.
Parents Offering Inspiration, Nurturing, and Training (POINT)
Based in Middletown and surrounding Miami Valley area
Email: email@example.com 
A Christian homeschool enrichment program currently serving over 85 families. We offer homeschool support resources including guest speakers, training workshops, a lending library, group field trips, and more. We also offer weekly classes for grades nursery - 12th grade for those enrolled in our co-op. PO Box 671, Springboro, Ohio 45066
Veritas Christian Coop 
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
We are a Christ-centered community that produces a variety of educational and enrichment classes for homeschooling families in a safe and loving environment.
A program of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks
See if you are potentially eligible and apply for these work support programs:
Call the Ohio Benefit Bank toll-free at 1.800.648.1176 or visit the Ohio Benefit Bank website .