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Parents, Teachers, Homeschoolers

For Parents and Teachers

For more student resources, please see our Databases. You will need a library card to access these sites.

Buddy Reading
Buddy Reading is a great program for students struggling in reading. Our trained volunteers play Zirkel: A Reading Adventure Game with the student to help with reading skills. The game is also available to check out and play at home. For more information, contact Cynthia Slosson at 970-962-2758.

Waggin' Tales
Licensed Therapy Dogs are available at the library on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons for children to read to. Children can bring a book from home or pick out a book at the library. Sign up at the Children's desk during or up to 30 minutes before the program. We have dogs of all sizes and breeds to help make a child's reading experience a positive one, and help them build confidence. Contact Sabrina Smith or call 970-962-2587.

Bulletin Board Sign Up
Teachers have the opportunity to share their classroom artwork for one month in our Children’s Department. To reserve Bulletin Boards, click on the links here. (You can reserve more than one if needed).
Large Bulletin Board Eventbrite - LARGE Bulletin Board 2018-2019
Small Bulletin Board
Eventbrite - SMALL Bulletin Board 2018-2019

Questions? Contact Beth Gudmestad or call 970-962-2587.

Collection Display Case at the Library!
Do you collect Coins? Rocks and Gems? Pokémon Cards? Star Wars? Something special? Sign Up to display your collection in our Children's Department for one month.

Teachers, do you need longer check-out times on your books? Get a Teacher Library Card.
The Loveland Public Library offers a teacher check-out card. With these cards, teachers can check out items for six weeks. (Normal check-out times are for three weeks at a time.) To apply for a teacher card, please bring proof of identification and employment (paystub, id badge, etc.) to the Customer Service desk.

Library Tours
Have a Field Trip coming up? Bring your children to tour our library. Tour requests must be received at least two weeks in advance. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm date and time for your visit. You can now schedule a tour of the library On-Line, or contact Beth Gudmestad or call 970-962-2448.

Northern Colorado Reading Initiative
The Mission of Northern Colorado Reading Initiative is to advocate for parents and educate parents about reading disabilities, connect parents with local resources for early diagnosis of reading disabilities, connect parents with capable interventionists.

Homeschooling Information
The Loveland Public Library has many resources available for homeschooling families, including various reference materials, magazines, books and DVDs to support and reinforce teaching. We also offer an iMake lab, spaces for tutoring or school work, internet computers for ages 10 and under (and two parent stations), and databases which are available in the library and from home. Below are various websites and information on Homeschooling and alternative methods of education.

Home School in Colorado

Intent to Homeschool Letter

Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA)

Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC)

Secular Home School Support Group

Probasco's Books

Special Needs Homeschooling

Home School Reviews: Curriculum

TSD L.E.A.P. The TSD L.E.A.P. is part of the Thompson School District, open to students in grades K-­‐12, and is designed to support parents who choose to school their children at home. Parents remain the primary instructional provider, with the school supplementing and complementing their efforts.

Thompson Online Campus The Thompson Online Campus provides an online educational experience for students in grades K-12 enrolled in the Thompson School District. The Thompson Online Campus is comprised of two programs that used to be known as Thompson On-Line and the Secondary Options for Achievement Resulting in Success (SOARS). Students taking classes through the Thompson Online Campus may be enrolled in one or both of the programs identified above; students may also be enrolled in the Thompson Online Campus part-time (as little as one class), while being enrolled in a regular school.