Two valuable resources

Many book orders that we send out include a pamphlet about the Rudolf Steiner Library. This is the lending library (based in Harlemville, NY) of the Anthroposophical Society in America and is a wonderful resource for home educators.

The entire collection has over 25,000 volumes and has an extensive section of books related to the Waldorf curriculum. A catalog of education-related works is online (along with catalogs for many of the other fascinating sections of the library). Head librarian, Judith Soleil, and the others who work with her, are incredibly helpful.

Books can be ordered online or by phone and are sent through the mail. It costs a bit – you pay each time for mailing (though library rate is very inexpensive) plus a small handling fee and annual dues are $100 for the first year and $50/year subsequently – but joining the library is definitely worth considering.

For more information about the Rudolf Steiner Library see or contact, (518) 672-7690.

The prompt to give this plug for the library was receiving their annual appeal in the mail. A few days later we received the annual appeal from another wonderful resource, also based in Harlemville: The Nature Institute. We’ve mentioned them before. If the following mission statement looks interesting to you we suggest you go have a look at the Nature Institute website!

Nature around us is whole and interconnected. Though we are part of nature, we do not yet fathom her depths, and our actions  do not embody her wisdom. A fundamental shift in our way of viewing the world is necessary if we would contribute to nature’s unity rather than dissolution. At The Nature Institute, we develop new qualitative and holistic approaches to seeing and understanding nature and technology. We work to create a new paradigm that embraces nature’s wisdom in shaping a sustainable and healthy future through research, publications, and educational programs.

Posted on November 14, 2007 in General Homeschooling

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