Library makes homeschooling possible for the Schwantners

One Ramona family is an example of the value of a library card.

September is national Library Card Sign-Up Month and San Diego County Library encourages everyone to sign up for what librarians are sure will be the most valuable card in your wallet. Customers are joining in the celebration by sharing how a San Diego County Library card has impacted their lives.

Members of the Schwantner family hold library cards to help mark Library Card Sign-Up Month through September.

One such family is the Schwantner family that frequents the Ramona Branch. With 11 children, Jackie Schwantner utilizes the programs and services at the library to assist with homeschooling.

“I homeschool my children and the library has been an invaluable resource,” said Schwantner. “We use the study rooms in the new library, too. It makes it so much easier for the kids to focus.”

All of the Schwantner children say they love the library and reading. Noah, 11, likes action books, Hannah, 14, reads graphic novels and books about arts and crafts, and Gloria, 12, likes that she can request books from other libraries on any subject or genre.

Asked what else they like about their library, 18-year-old John said that the library is “accommodating and welcoming.” As for 9-year-old Rachel, the library is “a nice place to hang out.”

The family also attends the library’s Homework Help program to get a little extra assistance on their homeschool assignments.

The 35 locations of San Diego County Library provide access to 42 million books, movies and music CDs, along with approximately 24,000 programs each year. It’s all free, simply sign up at

Ramona Library is at 1275 Main St. For more information, visit or contact the Ramona branch at 760-788-5260.

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