The High Plains Library District is committed to serving diverse populations. We choose to celebrate the differences between people, be they based on age, gender, race, diverse abilities, cultural background or sexual orientation. HPLD strives to build communities where difference is appreciated and valued, with the understanding that differences between people are what enriches our communities and enables us to share in a wealth of experience.
What is the library?
The library is a place for newcomers to the community to discover, learn, and grow. There are many resources available that will help you improve your language, technology and literacy skills. The library connects communities to information, inspiration and entertainment for life.
How can I get a library card?
Visit any one of the District’s libraries to receive your card or apply online. A photo ID with your current address is required in order to obtain a card. If your ID does not have your current address a second document with your current address is required.
Catálogo en Español / The High Plains Library District's Catalog in Spanish.
Intercambio, located in Longmont and Boulder, is an organization that provides essential services, such as English language classes and inter-cultural training, to the community.
Denver's Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning provides classes in a wide array of areas, such as cultural orientation, English as a second language (ESL), health literacy, Financial Literacy and more.
The High Plains Library District offers computer classes in many different areas. Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word, the Internet and e-mail are all subjects taught at our branches. View the Computer Class Schedule here.
The High Plains Library District also offers 1-on-1 help in 30-45 minute sessions. Help is offered on just about any subject, from technology to tutoring. If you have something you would like to learn about, Book a Librarian today.
The City of Greeley has an online and in-person job board, as well as a telephone hotline listing their latest opportunities.
Weld County District 6 Schools often advertise employment vacancies for people with diverse backgrounds.
JBS Swift & Co. is a local employer with opportunities in the meat processing industry.
JobZone is a free educational program for job seekers. It happens at Carbon Valley Regional Library, every Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm.
Visit the University of Northern Colorado's web pages to learn more about university education available in Greeley.
Aims Community College offers both traditional and continuing education classes that expand horizons and allow students to develop new skills.
The Greeley and Evans communities are served by the Weld County District 6 Schools. Visit their site to learn more about entry into the public school system in Greeley. Fort Lupton is served by Weld School District Re-8. Firestone, Frederick and Erie are served by the St.Vrain Valley School District. Windsor-Severance is served by Weld County Re-4 School District.
Help for students at the University of Northern Colorado is also available from the Marcus Garvey Center at UNC.
Citizenship classes are available at various locations throughout Weld County.
For Women's Health concerns, visit Planned Parenthood.
Clinics for low-income individuals or families are also available through Sunrise Community Health Services, at:
North Range Behavioral Health has locations in Fort Lupton and Greeley.
Weld County Youth Conservation Corps provides an opportunity for young people to get involved in projects in their community. Projects occur throughout Weld County.
Catholic Charities of Weld County provides relief to families in need. Contact them at (970) 353-6433. They are located at 1442 N 11th Ave Greeley, CO 80631
Connections for Independent Living is non-profit organization that aims at helping individuals with disabilities overcome challenges. They do this through different services they offer such as Employment Services, Deaf Services, Support Group and Classes and many more.
United Way of Weld County can help you connect with services that can make a positive impact on your life. 211 is an excellent service that helps locate any type of resource from English classes to help with GED.
Weld Food Bank is a non-profit organization that helps fight hunger and poverty through food programs and by educating our community about this problem.
Our Center in Longmont helps to provide basic needs, such as food and clothing.
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides assistance with housing, health care and child care.
The City of Greeley's Alternative Transport page provides information on other ways to travel.
Visit the Greeley-Evans Transit bus page for information on routes, fares and public transit options.
If you are a UNC student, you might be able to rent a bicycle from UNC.
Taxi cab service in Greeley: Shamrock Yellow Cab, (970) 224-2222.
Shuttle service: Rocky Mountain Shuttle: (970) 356-3366.
For those who are learning to drive,
the Colorado Driver Handbook is available from the Colorado Department of Revenue. Also available in Spanish language.
Visit the City of Greeley's recreation pages to see which programs are being offered.
The Family FunPlex has facilities for swimming, a water park and a gymnasium.
Rodarte Community Center has a gymnasium, weight lifting area and a boxing ring.
Carbon Valley Recreation District offers a variety of classes and programs.
The Erie Community Center has a gym, programs and group fitness classes.
The Union Colony Civic Center is the home of Greeley performance arts and has a lineup that features a variety of musical performers, plays and comedians.
With several historic locations in Greeley, the City of Greeley Museums have something for everyone.
Spirit of Flight, Erie's aviation museum, has vintage airplanes and hundreds of rare aviation items for viewing.