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 are here on Wednesdays after school from 4:00-5:30pm to play Zirkel: A Reading Adventure Game with the student to help with reading skills. For more information, contact Cynthia Slosson at 970-962-2758.

Waggin' Tales
Licensed Therapy Dogs are available at the library on most afternoons and Saturdays for children to read to. Children can bring a book from home or pick out a book at the library to read to Man's Best Friend. We have dogs of all sizes and breeds to help make a child's reading experience a positive one. 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 - LPL Children's LARGE Bulletin Board 2017-18
Small Bulletin Board
Eventbrite - LPL Children's SMALL Bulletin Board 2017-18

Questions? Contact Sabrina Smith 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.

Get a Teacher Library Card. Need longer check-out times on your books?
The Loveland Public Library offers a teacher check-out card for use during the school year. With these cards, teachers can check out books 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 main desk. Teacher cards are effective during the school year and for books from the children’s section only. No media items can be checked out on a teacher’s card. Also, items are not renewable.

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. We have various reference materials, magazines, books and DVDs to support and reinforce teaching. We offer an iMake lab, a reservable homework room, child internet computers, databases and homework help. 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.

SOARS Homeschooled students have the opportunity to participate in the high school SOARS program as part-time students. They can select courses from a full, comprehensive high school curriculum. Students attend four hours per day, five days per week.