Meriadoc Homeschool Library

Did you ever go to the public library to try to borrow books to supplement your homeschool curriculum or for recreational reading? And all you found were vampires, evolutionary propaganda, and books that were dumbed-down and unhelpful?

Or did you ever try to buy all of the books to support your literature or history or science curriculum, only to have your bank account scream “Ouch!”

Did you ever wish that there could be a library fashioned just for homeschoolers?

Your wish has come true. Meriadoc Homeschool Library, operated out of the Early home at 15707 Rill Lane, will be THE place for homeschoolers in the Clear Lake/Friendswood/Webster area to borrow books and curriculum for homeschooling with style and substance. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join Meriadoc Homeschool Library for a nominal yearly fee.

The library will be open for browsing during the following hours:

Mondays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: closed
Fridays: By appointment only
Saturdays: By appointment only

Meriadoc Homeschool Library will open for business for the 2017-2018 school year beginning Tuesday August 1, 2017.

Meriadoc Homeschool Library

The library fee per family is $50.00 for the one year. Membership is to be renewed each year on the renewal date.

Since library materials undergo normal wear and tear, we encourage donations to help us replace worn out materials and to expand the library.

Lending period is for one month at a time, or whatever part of the month is left when materials are borrowed. At the end of each month borrowers will receive an email list of the materials they have checked out of the library. If borrowers wish to keep the materials on the list for another month they are asked to reply to the email informing us that they will be keeping the materials for one more month.

All library materials must be returned to the Meriadoc Homeschool Library by June 30th each year, unless special arrangements are made. Materials will be inventoried, organized and repaired during the month of July each year, and the library will be closed during that time. The library will re-open for check out on August 1st for the new school year.

Books and other materials are to be returned in the condition they are received. In the event library materials are not returned in useable condition, we require that the borrower pay replacement costs in addition to a service fee of $10. Any problem with library materials should be brought to the librarian’s attention immediately.

Materials are loaned to you and your family and should not be loaned to other individuals or families. If other families wish to borrow materials, they need to fill out an agreement in order to borrow directly from us. It is the responsibility of the borrower to return library materials as agreed and not the responsibility of the library to call and pick them up.

Teachers who are teaching co-op classes and who plan for some or all of their students to use Meriadoc Library for their books should send an email to with titles of books and the number of books that are needed for the class in the summer, preferably June, July or early August. Meriadoc Library will make every effort to see that we have the books that your students whose families are library members need to borrow for the year.

NOTE: The materials in the Meriadoc Homeschool Library are carefully chosen meet the standards of the librarian, Sherry Early. However, not all books meet the standards of all families, and not all books are appropriate for all age groups. Borrowers beware, and ask questions if you are not sure a given book or other item will be appropriate for your child or for your family.

Lending privileges may be revoked at the discretion of the library staff.
Other conditions may be added to this agreement as experience dictates. In that case, you will be notified in writing of such changes, if and when they occur.

2 thoughts on “Meriadoc Homeschool Library”

  1. Hi Sherry,
    I am positively impressed and inspired by the way you describe and promote your library. I will be filing many of your ideas away for future reference.


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