P.O. Box 519, 31 N. Water Street, Monterey, VA  24465               540-468-2373               Fax 540-468-2085               mail@highlandlibrary.com
Online Resources

Youth Services
The Children's section of the Highland County Public Library.
Three computers are available exclusively for children, loaded with educational programs and games. These computers are not connected to the internet.

AWE Early Learning Computer
for children ages 3-8

AWE Afternoon Edge
for children ages 5-12
After School Programs include:

Crafts & Stories
LEGO Builders
Maker Monday
Movie Matinees
STEM Program

We have nature-themed backpacks designed to help families, Scout groups, home schoolers, and other groups explore nature and learn science concepts while visiting a Virginia State Park. The backpacks were provided to all Virginia libraries as a result of a collaborative project initiated by the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. Each backpack contains a free parking pass good at any Virginia State Park, a magnifying glass, a bug cage, a dip net, five pocket guides, and activity sheets. HCPL has four backpacks that are ready for check-out now. 
Highland County Public Library and the Highland Elementary School are teaming up to bring this excellent early literacy program to Highland County children ages 0-5. Enroll your child in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and we'll send them a FREE BOOK in the mail every month until their fifth birthday. The time you spend reading with your child opens their mind to faraway places, exciting adventures, and sets them on the path way to an interest in lifelong learning. Read to your child - it's an investment in their future and the future of our community. If your child lives in Highland County you can register for the program at the library or online by clicking the logo.
Other great library resources:

Playaway Views
Playaway Launchpads
Kindle Kids Tablets
Family Movie Night
Accelerated Reader
Educational Databases
STEAM to GO! Kits

Just for Kids Access Video
Link to Brainfuse HelpNow
The Library of Virginia introduced its new Dial-a-Story program. Dial toll free 833-690-0646 to hear a story read in both English and Spanish. Each Wednesday, a new story will be available to listeners around the state. The stories will be a rotation of recent picture books, fairy tales and folk tales, books highlighting equity, diversity and inclusion, and classic picture books. This program, offered 24/7, presents an analog opportunity for strengthening reading readiness using picture books and telephone technology. 
Link to Hoopla Digital