What’s Here For You

What does the library have for you?

Our libraries are full of unexpected services, events and resources. If you think your library is just about books, we invite you to take another look. Come find a movie, learn a new skill or craft, browse our music and magazine collection, use our study rooms to do some work or just enjoy the quite space. Our libraries have become a place for community engagement, so make a date to meet up with friends, hang out, borrow a telescope to do some star gazing or checkout a State Park pass and go exploring. We have so much to offer we promise there’s a little something for everyone.

Parents and Families

Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually learn to read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read starting from birth so it’s never too early or too late for parents and caregivers to take steps for developing early literacy skills. With all the available resources, parents and caregivers have wonderful tools to help their children on the road to reading, learning, and life success.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten / 1.000 Libros Antes de Kinder

 

Made possible, in part, by a grant from the Littler Youth Fund, High Plains Library District is joining libraries across the country that follow the national initiative offered by 1000BooksBeforeKindergrarten.org. This is a multi-year reading program designed to support parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This program is ideal for parents to track reading and know that every book they read with their child is moving toward his or her future success. It develops a very solid foundation for children to be ready for school while at the same time, fosters a love of reading in their household.

Register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register in person at your local HPLD branch! Or register online at https://highplains.beanstack.org.

¡Regístrese en persona en su biblioteca local! O regístrese aqui.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Parent Guide (English)

1.000 Libros Antes de Kinder: Guίa para Padres (Español)

Printable Reading Logs - English

Activity Cards

Activity Card - Read

Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers. These activity cards are a great resource for tips and ideas for reading activities to do with your child.

Activity Card - Write

Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning. Use these activity cards for tips and simple writing activities that you can do with your child anywhere anytime.

Activity Card - Sing

Singing - which also includes rhyming - increases children's awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare children to decode print. Use these activity cards for new ideas for fun new singing activities to do with your child

Activity Card - Talk

Talking helps develop children's oral language skills, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn new words and concepts during conversations. Use these activity cards for talking activities and tips to help your child develop important literacy skills through talking.

Activity Card - Play

Playing is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world. General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read. Check out these early literacy cards for tips and fun activities that you can do with your child.

Activity Card - Hear

Use these book suggestions to read the classic favorites. They are rich with new vocabulary and language skills.

Top 10 reasons your child should participate in the High Plains Library District 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:

1. Create nurturing relationships. Parents and caregivers who spend time reading to their children create nurturing relationships, which is important for a child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development.

2. Reading builds vocabulary. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children from birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary — two important tools when they begin learning to read in kindergarten. Reading to children from birth is also important for expanding background knowledge and encouraging imagination.

3. Children need to enter school ready to read.   The best way to teach early literacy skills is by instilling a love for stories at the youngest possible age.

4. Reading is Fun. Now is the time to share all of the fun and enjoyment that reading offers.  Share the fun experience of reading together and at the same time gain all of the pre-reading skills that come with sharing a good book.

5. Ideas for early literacy activities.  Thanks to the grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation you will receive a packet of early literacy activity cards with your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten registration.   They feature great tips and activities that incorporate Every Child Ready to Read 5 practices; Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing to help build pre-reading skills. Use them with your child at the grocery store, in the car, or while doing chores around the home.

6. Fun incentives.  The grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation has also provided incentives for each completed reading log.  Since each log tracks 100 books and you will complete 10 reading logs, your child will get to choose 10 different finger puppets as he/she progresses through the program.  These finger puppets are fun for your child and are also a wonderful tool that invites reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing.

7. Wall- of-Fame fame.  As your child continues through the program and reaches the midpoint as well as completion of the program, they will have the option to have their picture displayed on their branch library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten wall-of-fame.  This ongoing wall-of-fame is a proud testament of your commitment to reading and developing the skills your child needs for school success.

8. Completion prizes.  You already know that the time spent reading with your child is the most precious reward but High Plains Library District wants to recognize the accomplishment of finishing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and shout it to the world.  When your child completes the program they will receive a free book to keep, a completion certificate, and a window decal for your car or home window.

9. Foster the love of reading.  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is ideal for parents and caregivers to track reading and know that every book they read with their child is moving toward his or her future success.  It develops a very solid foundation for children to be ready for school while at the same time, fosters a love of reading in their household.

10. Reading 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is easy to do! 1000 books sounds like a huge number, but consider this: If you read one book a day, you could finish in less than three years.  Ten books per week? Less than two years.  In as little as 15 minutes a day, your family can build skills for future school and life success.

The library offers many story time sessions and other children aged programs for you to enjoy. Check our event calendar.

ABCMouse
ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers an expert-designed curriculum for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. With more than 5,000 individual learning activities and 450+ complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path™, ABCmouse.com encompasses reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Access information on popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.
Provides multi-media research resources designed for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.

NoveList Plus K-8
Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory for children and young adults.

Science & Social Studies Resources for Grades 3-6!
TrueFlix is an online resource created to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.
Animated, talking picture eBooks in a format kids will love. TumbleBooks transform existing picture books by adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book.
Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory for children and young adults.
TBC is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.

CO Play & Learn

CO Play & Learn offers quick learning tips accompanied by colorful graphics for parents and caregivers to help children develop pre-reading skills, and simple games and activities to do together in both English and Spanish. Activities are leveled for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and focus on reading, talking, singing, writing and playing. With this app, early literacy tips and activities can now be easily accessed from a mobile device.

Download it on the App Store or Google Play.

Teens

Looking for a place to study? Want to hang out with friends? Looking for a great YA novel? The library has materials and places for you!

Book a Librarian

Want to know more about computers, e-readers, programs, and more? The Book a Librarian service offers you a free, 30-minute appointment with an expert, at any of our locations.

Click here to learn more about Book a Librarian.

Book Clubs

The High Plains Library District hosts a wide variety of book clubs and reading groups.

Click here for more information on Book Clubs.

Personalized Reading Lists

Like a particular author or genre, but don't know what to read next? Fill out the Personalized Reading List and one of the HPLD staff will create a list just for you. It's fun and easy and will provide you with books you love!

Proctoring

High Plains Library District offers limited exam proctoring to support your learning and distance education needs.

Click here to learn more about proctoring.

Technology

Did you know your library supplies free Wi-Fi, printing, computer labs, and more?

Click here to learn more about our technology services.

Comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It’s both a research/report tool and a self-help resource.

CultureGrams Online
Offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the history, customs, and lifestyles of the various cultures of the world.

Internet Public Library for Teens
Always reliable, an excellent resource for homework help, including using the library and the web.  Easy to navigate, easy to use.  You can move through the guides at your own pace.  This site is frequently updated and maintained.

NoveList Plus
Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory resource. Search titles by author, title, or series. Find read-a-likes by author or plot description. Included are best book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, feature articles and author interviews.

Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory for children and young adults

Teen Advisory Boards

Want to make an impact on your library and community? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards! Need community service hours? JOIN US!

  • Carbon Valley Regional Library's TAB meets the second Tuesday of every month from 4-5 PM.
  • Centennial Park Library's TAB meets the second Monday of every month, 3:30-4:30 PM.
  • Erie Community Library's TAB meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4-5 PM.
  • Riverside Library's TAB meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Teen Zones


Looking for a place to study? Want to hang out with friends? Here's some quick descriptions of the Teen Zones at our branches. For directions and more, visit our Library Location and Hours page. The High Plains Library District also has member libraries that have dedicated teen spaces.

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Carbon Valley Regional Library

Carbon Valley’s teen room has five computers, multiple seating areas and a large collection of board games. Remodeling is underway—check back often for exciting new changes!

Centennial Park Lirary

Centennial Park Library

We're re-building our teen area this summer! Come and check us out, and get ready for an exciting new space!

Erie Time Zone

Erie Community Library Teen Zone

The Teen Zone at the Erie Community Library has six computers, skateboard parking, and a Wii gaming center. There is plenty of room to relax with friends. Grab a seat at one of the tables to play board games or study.

Farr Teen Zone

Farr Regional Library

The Teen Zone at the Farr Regional Library has three computers. It also has tons of seating including easy chairs, sofas, and huge bean bags where you can lounge while reading one of the 2,000 graphic novels.

Lincoln Park Teen Area

Lincoln Park Library

The Y.A.R.D. at Lincoln Park (that stands for Young Adults Reading and Dreaming) is now open! We’ve got four computers, fun chairs to sit in, and lots of good books to read. During the school year from 4-8pm Monday through Thursday the Y.A.R.D. is reserved for teens only!

Colorado Blue Spruce Award

Colorado middle and high school students nominate and vote for their favorite books every year.  This website contains information about how to get involved!

Printz Award

An annual award for teen books of literary excellence.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

An award established in 2009 honoring the best nonfiction books written for teens.

Kids

We strive to provide a welcoming environment for children by providing a variety of library materials and high-quality programming that reflect their unique interests and values.

Technology

Did you know your library supplies free Wi-Fi, printing, computer labs, and more?

Click here to learn more about our technology services.

Book Clubs

The High Plains Library District hosts a wide variety of book clubs and reading groups.

Click here for more information on Book Clubs.

Book Recommendations based on your interests

Like a particular author or genre, but don't know what to read next? Fill out the HPLD Personalized Reading List and one of the HPLD staff will create a list just for you. It's fun and easy and will provide you with books you love!

Storytime schedule

Events calendar

Sensory Storytime is designed specifically for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. We will use preschool-level books, songs, and movement and meet on the first Saturday of the month. Registration is required and limited to 12 families. For more information, please call Audrey at 1-888-861-7323, on the Events Calendar.

ABCMouse
ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers an expert-designed curriculum for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. With more than 5,000 individual learning activities and 450+ complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path™, ABCmouse.com encompasses reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

BookFlix
BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

CultureGrams Online
Offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the history, customs, and lifestyles of the various cultures of the world.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. Pulse en la primera letra del título del artículo para ver el artículo.

Explora - Elementary School
Resources for primary through early middle school students. Includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, magazine articles and encyclopedia of animals.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Access information on popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

Kids Infobits
Provides multi-media research resources designed for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.

NoveList Plus K-8  
Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory for children and young adults.

OverDrive eBooks & Audio eBooks  
Browse or search thousands of great Audio eBook and text eBook titles and download them to your computer; transfer them to a portable device or burn onto a CD.

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research.

TrueFlix 
Science & Social Studies Resources for Grades 3-6!
TrueFlix is an online resource created to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

TumbleBookCloud  
TBC is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.

TumbleBook Library  
Animated, talking picture eBooks in a format kids will love. TumbleBooks transform existing picture books by adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book.

World Book (Home)  
Links to all of HPLD's World Book products.
World Book Online For Kids
World Book Online Info Finder
World Book Online Reference Center

World Book Kids  
World Book Online for Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

A third-party software download to your personal computer is required.

Award Winners

Newbery Medal Winners
This is for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Medal Winners
This is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Administered by the National Book Foundation and chosen by published authors.

CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards
An annual recognition of five high-quality picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.

Association for Library Service to Children Award Page
This site will lead you to lists of Book and Media award winners.

Reading Levels

How to ‘Read” Your Child’s Reading Scores
Teachers use a leveling system to determine your child's reading score. Learn about the three major leveling systems and how to understand the meaning behind the scores.

Booksource
Search for books by interest and subject.

Accelerated Reader
Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Fountas & Pinnell – Guided Reading
Guided reading is a teaching approach designed to help individual readers build an effective system for processing a variety of increasingly challenging texts over time.

Lexile
Matching readers with text. Lexile is a unit of measurement used when determining the difficulty of text and the reading level of readers.

Apps

Early Literacy Parental Support Apps

School-aged Apps

  • Hoopla Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, 24/7.
  • Overdrive Borrow and enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Mango Languages Learn foreign languages online.

School Library Journal App reviews

Common Sense Media App reviews

Adult Learners

The High Plains Library District wants to be everyone's first and best choice for life-long learning.  That's why we've created this resource center for adult learners.  Here you'll find information on learning languages (such as English) and help preparing for tests such as the GED, HiSET, and even the naturalization exam for U.S. Citizenship.

CBT Clips
CBTClips are short, computer training videos that provide step-by-step instructions for Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook,Windows and much more. Use these tutorials for just-in-time training on specific tasks or customize your learning experience by working through the different applications.

Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses, with live instructors, that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

LearningExpress Library
Test preparation program includes:
– Academic tests: GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, Advanced Placement and more.
-Civil Service: postal worker, EMT, firefighter, law enforcement.
– Military ASVAB
– Real Estate
– Citizenship

Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an online learning resource offering thousands of video courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.

Mango Languages
Foreign language courses online
Learn to speak:
-Brazilian Portuguese
-French
-German
-Greek
-Italian
-Japanese
-Mandarin Chinese
-Russian
-Spanish
-English for Spanish, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese speakers.
-And more...

Viewing requirements: Mango is powered by Adobe's Flash Player. If the page is blank, you may not have the most recent version of Flash Player.

Niche Academy
Niche Academy makes it easy for you to learn via online tutorials. Niche Academy includes a set of ready-to-use tutorials for common services like OverDrive, Zinio, and Hoopla.

ProCitizen (by Pronunciator)
Citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator has 50 language learning opportunities offering a range of language skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a structured, building-block approach.
Each language segment includes 10,000 phrases; 354 hours of audio lessons; 10 types of interactive drills; and 6 types of scored quizzes.

College Bound

Moving to the next phase of your life? Our college bound services and resources will guide you in finding information on careers, test preparation, locating scholarships, help with tuition and how to get your GED.

Are you working on your GED (General Educational Development)? Do you want to try some practice tests? Do you want to find a GED class or a tutor? Are you trying to find out where you can take the GED exam?

You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered all kinds of information about the GED. Take a look around and then prepare to study.

Don’t forget that our libraries offer quiet study rooms and computer labs.

We will help you succeed!

Media Resource

GED Review Language Arts: Steps 1-2-3
Viewers will learn how to master the essential rules of English grammar, usage, and mechanics, plus the fundamental principles that will make them a better reader and writer. Also covered is a large variety of practice examples and foolproof techniques for tackling even the most challenging reading passages, editing exercises, and essay prompts.

 

GED Classes - Greeley

Aims GED Classes and Pre-testing Center

5401 W. 20th Street
Cornerstone Building
Room 153
Greeley, CO 80634

(970) 339-6638

Offers GED study, pre-testing assessment and GED testing. See website for information on enrollment, class times, the Bueno HEP program and fees.

Beginning January 1, 2016 the cost of the GED pre-test will change to $50.00. This price is a one-time fee that will include the cost of the pre-GED test and any classes that the individual will need. In other words, there will not be any additional charge for the GED classes. Please call if you have questions.

 

Educational Opportunity Center

1013 37th Ave. Ct.,
Suite 201, Greeley
CO 80634

(970) 352-3235

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) assists adults in furthering their education by providing information on: admissions and financial aid processes; scholarships grants; student loans and deferment; career exploration; academic and financial aid workshops; referral to ABE, GED, and ESL programs; postsecondary educational opportunities; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions; activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities.

 

Employment Services of Weld County, Assessment and Learning Center

315 N. 11th Ave.
Building B
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 353-3800

The Learning Center in the Weld County Social Services complex in Greeley offers self-paced GED instruction. Check website for fees. Also call for information on GED classes for youth ages 16-21 and services at the Fort Lupton site.

 

The Grove Neighborhood Network

119 14th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 304-9636

GED preparation and instruction in English.
No fees.

 

Jesus Rodarte Community Center

920 A St.
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 350-9430

GED instruction provided by Aims Community College staff, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am -12:00pm. $50.00/month.

 

GED Classes - FIRESTONE/FREDERICK

High Plains Library District

Carbon Valley Regional Library
7 Park Avenue
Firestone, CO 80504

(888) 861-7323, ask for Ian

No classes available at this time. GED study resources are available to be checked out and talk to a librarian about using the Learning Express database to study for your GED.

 

GED Classes - FT. LUPTON

Aims Fort Lupton

260 College Ave.
Fort Lupton, CO

(303) 718-5901
(303) 718-5321

Classes and GED Practice test are free. See website for more details.

 

GED Classes - LONGMONT

2121 Miller Dr.
Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 678-3725

GED testing is available at the Boulder County (Longmont) campus of Front Range. Front Range offers GED Prep classes at their Larimer County sites. Visit: https://stage.frontrange.edu/programs-and-courses/ged-testing/prep-clas

Career Cruising
Career Cruising is an web based career exploration and planning tool. What’s included:

  • career profiles with multimedia interviews and a PhotoFile
  • additional military career profiles
  • industry profiles
  • an interest assessment tool with a skills assessment
  • a learning styles inventory
  • access to college and university information
  • personal portfolio tool
  • an employment guide
  • a job search aggregator tool

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Access up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grant seekers. More than 6,200 entries in all. Records include detailed descriptions of approximately 2,000 programs which fund individual grant seekers.

Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses, with live instructors, that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

LearningExpress Library
Test preparation program includes:

  • Academic tests: GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, Advanced Placement and more.
  • Civil Service: postal worker, EMT, firefighter, law enforcement.
  • Military ASVAB
  • Real Estate
  • Citizenship

Affordable Schools Online
Previously FrugalDad.com with general frugal living tips, this website has since refined its focus to advice for getting kids through college in a financially savvy way.

Assess Yourself (Career OneStop)
Career One Stop provides excellent resources for self-assessment related to choosing a career.

Colorado GED Information
The Colorado Department of Education's GED website.  Contains GED preparation programs, testing centers, records, announcements and more.

CollegeInColorado
This is a great all around resource for college students. You should create a full account in the website, which will allow you to track personal assessments, colleges you are interested, financial aid options, and more.

CollegeInvest
CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, with the goal of helping Coloradans achieve their higher education goals. We provide expert information, simple financial planning tools, and tax advantaged 529 college savings plans to help everyone who wants to go to college.

The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County
Each year, the Community Foundation and its affiliates in Fort Lupton and Windsor award scholarship money to students throughout Weld County.

FAFSA
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

FastWeb
Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.  Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student’s educational goals, activities and interests. Additionally, Fastweb members can depend on us for insider financial aid tips and job and internship matches in their area.

Local Scholarship Directory
A comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities offered by Weld County organizations.

Purdue OWL GED Study Guide
Contains test breakdown, scoring information, time limits, and an overall review.

Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program
Set up as a workforce development fund, the Weld County Bright Future Grant Program is a tuition assistance program for Weld County high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans and is funded by donations from taxpayers who receive tax incentive payments or credits for their contribution. Through this program, students will further their education, businesses and residents will receive a property tax credit toward their taxes, and our overall county workforce will be better trained and skilled.

Your GED
This site explains the six steps to earning your GED diploma.

Additional Resources Of Interest

During the tax season the library has forms available to the public.   View available Tax eresources.

NameContact #LocationAppointment TimeWho's It For?
AARP Tax Aide*970-584-01442650 W 29th St. – Greeley, COTuesday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (through April 13)Low and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and over.
AARP Tax Aide*1-888-861-7323400 Powers St. – Erie, CO1:00 pm – 3:00 pmLow and middle income, with special attention to those age 60 and over.
Aims Community College5401 W. 20th St., Westview Bldg. 108 Greeley, COSaturdays, 9 am – 4 pm (Closed March 11 & 18)Household income less than $54,000.

*Appointment Needed – call for appointment

Internal Revenue Service
The official website of the IRS and the first stop for information relating to federal taxes.  Includes tax forms, online services, refund tracking, and frequently asked questions.

IRS Forms and Publications
Direct link to the IRS forms page, this is where you can download tax forms, instructions, and more.

IRS YouTube Channel
Features IRS videos on a variety of tax topics, from explanations of the New Homebuyer Credit to how to track your refund.

The "What Ifs" of an Economic Downturn
Information from the IRS for those who are facing financial hardships. Answers questions like, "What if I can't pay my taxes?" and "What if my 401(k) drops in value?"

Colorado Department of Revenue-Taxation
The starting point for all things related to Colorado taxes.  Includes tax forms, online services, informational brochures and news updates.

Free Tax Classes
The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free tax classes throughout Colorado.  Click on the link above for a listing of class descriptions, locations, and dates.  Many classes are also available online.  Pre-registration is required.

State Tax Forms
Direct link to Colorado's online tax forms.

2016 Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate Application

Federation of Tax Adminstrators
Use this site to locate tax forms for states other than Colorado.

El IRS en Español
El sitio oficial del IRS y el primer lugar acerca de información del impuesto federal. Incluye formularios, opciones electrónicas, información para cómo vigilar su reembolso, y preguntas frecuentes.

IRS Formularios y Publicaciones
Enlace directo a los formularios y publicaciones del IRS.  Desde aquí Ud. puede descargar formularios, instrucciones y más.

IRS Canal de YouTube
Contiene vídeos informativos del IRS que se tratan de una variedad de temas, desde reembolsos que no pueden ser entregados hasta créditos para quienes recientemente han comprado una vivienda.

Learning to speak, read, write and listen to another language is not an easy task. It takes a lot of work, time, practice and dedication.

The librarians at the High Plains Library District want to help by making it easy to find the resources, classes and assistance you need.

Whether you are learning English as a Second Language (ESL), studying for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), or trying to learn some Italian before your next trip to Italy, we've got what you need.

No matter which language you speak, we will find a way to communicate.

ESL Classes in Greeley

Aims and HPLD @ Riverside Library

Riverside Library
3700 Golden Street
Evans, CO 80620

1-888-861-READ (7323), ask for Maggie

Global Refugee Center, Inc.

First United Methodist Church, 3rd floor
917 10th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631

970-313-8800

Right to Read of Weld County now provides English classes at the Global Refugee Center. See the Right to Read, Weld County listing for schedule.

Right to Read, Weld County Inc.

917 10th Ave. -- 3rd floor
Greeley, CO 80631

970-352-7323

Check website for fee and course information. Classes include Colorado Refugee ESL (CRESL) and multiple levels of ESL.

The Grove Neighborhood Network

Island Grove Apartments office building, enter on south side
119 14th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631

970-304-9636
English for Everyone Classes
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ESL instructional materials are also available.
No fees.

University of Northern Colorado, Center for International Education

University Center, Room 2205
Campus Box 52
Greeley, CO 80639

970-351-2396

Check website for enrollment and fee information for UNC's Intensive English Program within the Center for International Education.

Weld County School District 6

1025 9th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Click on link above for detailed information or call 970-348-6040.

 

ESL Classes - FREDERICK, FIRESTONE, DACONO

Right to Read and HPLD at Carbon Valley Regional Library

Carbon Valley Regional Library
7 Park Ave.
Firestone, CO 80504

970-352-7323

 

ESL Classes - LONGMONT

Front Range Community College, Boulder County Campus

2121 Miller Drive
Classroom Building, Faculty Support
Longmont, CO

303-678-3846

ESL offerings include Intensive English Program (IEP) or the Evening ESL classes consisting of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Fee and enrollment information available online.

St. Vrain Community Adult Education

455 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO

303-651-6125

Are you working on your GED (General Educational Development)? Do you want to try some practice tests? Do you want to find a GED class or a tutor? Are you trying to find out where you can take the GED exam?

You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered all kinds of information about the GED. Take a look around and then prepare to study.

Don’t forget that our libraries offer quiet study rooms and computer labs.

We will help you succeed!

Media Resource

GED Review Language Arts: Steps 1-2-3
Viewers will learn how to master the essential rules of English grammar, usage, and mechanics, plus the fundamental principles that will make them a better reader and writer. Also covered is a large variety of practice examples and foolproof techniques for tackling even the most challenging reading passages, editing exercises, and essay prompts.

 

GED Classes - Greeley

Aims GED Classes and Pre-testing Center

5401 W. 20th Street
Cornerstone Building
Room 153
Greeley, CO 80634

(970) 339-6638

Offers GED study, pre-testing assessment and GED testing. See website for information on enrollment, class times, the Bueno HEP program and fees.

Beginning January 1, 2016 the cost of the GED pre-test will change to $50.00. This price is a one-time fee that will include the cost of the pre-GED test and any classes that the individual will need. In other words, there will not be any additional charge for the GED classes. Please call if you have questions.

 

Educational Opportunity Center

1013 37th Ave. Ct.,
Suite 201, Greeley
CO 80634

(970) 352-3235

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) assists adults in furthering their education by providing information on: admissions and financial aid processes; scholarships grants; student loans and deferment; career exploration; academic and financial aid workshops; referral to ABE, GED, and ESL programs; postsecondary educational opportunities; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions; activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities.

 

Employment Services of Weld County, Assessment and Learning Center

315 N. 11th Ave.
Building B
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 353-3800

The Learning Center in the Weld County Social Services complex in Greeley offers self-paced GED instruction. Check website for fees. Also call for information on GED classes for youth ages 16-21 and services at the Fort Lupton site.

 

The Grove Neighborhood Network

119 14th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 304-9636

GED preparation and instruction in English.
No fees.

 

Jesus Rodarte Community Center

920 A St.
Greeley, CO 80631

(970) 350-9430

GED instruction provided by Aims Community College staff, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am -12:00pm. $50.00/month.

 

GED Classes - FIRESTONE/FREDERICK

High Plains Library District

Carbon Valley Regional Library
7 Park Avenue
Firestone, CO 80504

(888) 861-7323, ask for Ian

No classes available at this time. GED study resources are available to be checked out and talk to a librarian about using the Learning Express database to study for your GED.

 

GED Classes - FT. LUPTON

Aims Fort Lupton

260 College Ave.
Fort Lupton, CO

(303) 718-5901
(303) 718-5321

Classes and GED Practice test are free. See website for more details.

 

GED Classes - LONGMONT

2121 Miller Dr.
Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 678-3725

GED testing is available at the Boulder County (Longmont) campus of Front Range. Front Range offers GED Prep classes at their Larimer County sites. Visit: https://stage.frontrange.edu/programs-and-courses/ged-testing/prep-clas

Visit our section Newcomers & Your Community for information on resources available to you throughout the community.

Citizenship Preparation Classes

NameAddressPhone NumberContact
Citizenship Preparation Classes At HPLD2650 W. 29th St., Greeley, CO1-888-861-7323Ask for Cindy W.
Right to Read Weld County and HPLD7 Park Ave., Firestone, CO970-352-7323