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

Sesame Street eBooks
Read more, learn more, play more with your Sesame Street friends. Contact the library for username and password.
World Book Early World of Learning link
World Book Early World of Learning early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
Explora Primary Schools
Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for primary schools. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Explora Middle School
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 Early Learning Tablet
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. 
Summer Reading Program 2020:

Imagine Your Story!
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.
In 2018 the library teamed up with the Department of Social Services to provide summer meals for children at the library. We look forward to continuing the program in 2019!
Other great library resources:

Playaway Views
Playaway Launchpads
Kindle Kids Tablets
Family Movie Night
Accelerated Reader Info