Click below to get the most up-to-date storytime schedule for your favorite library.
The High Plains Library District has great resources to help you with those tough subjects that come up as you raise your children. Click on the links below to see a brochure that will guide you to books and DVDs that will help.
For a more indepth look at various parenting resources in the district and throughout the HPLD community, check out the prenatal and parenting resources libguide created by the library. Be sure to browse through to discover both library and online resources.
What in the world is early literacy?! It seems like that term gets thrown around a lot. Well, here it is in a nutshell: Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.
As parents and caretakers of these young ones, you have an essential role in early literacy because learning begins long before a child ever steps foot in a classroom. You can help your child learn important skills now that will set them on the right path to becoming good readers and writers. And the best news of all is that it's FUN!
Forget the flashcards and step away from the computer and the television. Instead, sit down together and play a game, laugh and sing songs, tell stories or take a walk outside and talk about all the wonderful things you see...birds, clouds, stop signs, grasshoppers! You'll have a grand time together and your child won't even know that you're getting them ready to learn to read and write.
Want to learn more about early literacy? Check out our Early Literacy handout.
For more information and some great resources, explore the Early Literacy page and weblinks on our Prenatal and Parenting libguide.
Click here to get all the details about getting you and your family their own library cards.
Links to schools in the High Plains Library District.
Elementary Schools.org provides a list of public elementary school and private elementary school data.
High-Schools.com is a resource of public and private U.S. high schools data.
U.S. Census Bureau-Education presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.
ColoradoSchoolGrades.com provides accessible, easy-to-understand information about Colorado school performance.