The Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library has created a new print collection of K - 12 materials to assist caregivers with their student’s education. The collection was developed in response to the many new education styles that families are having to navigate.
“Whether engaging in remote learning from home, participating in a traditional classroom setting, or homeschooling,” said Kortney Nelson, Town Librarian for Highland Park, “We want caregivers to know that their Library has the resources in print and digital access to help them with their child’s education.” The Education Collection has titles Highland Park Library cardholders may borrow to help explore and expand their knowledge of various topics covered in elementary, middle, and high school courses. From children’s encyclopedias to understanding Common Core Curriculum to PreCalculus guides, the collection is a great resource for understanding the foundational principles taught in classes.
This physical collection is a new addition to the many online resources the Library has available. For instance, with HelpNOW, students in kindergarten to early college can access a live, online tutor to assist with a variety of subjects. You can access the service at http://www.hptx.org/864/Homework-Help . In addition, students can find scholarly articles and primary resource material from the many databases available through the Library’s website, http://www.hptx.org/144/Databases.
The Library staff will be hosting online presentations of the databases and HelpNOW tutoring in September for students and caregivers that wish to learn more about using these services. Databases for elementary level students will be presented Wednesday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m., and then repeated on Thursday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Databases for Secondary level students will be presented Wednesday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m., and then repeated on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required by contacting Holly Russell, Adult Services Librarian.
For more information on programs and services available from the Highland Park Library, stop by the Library and ask a staff member for an introduction, visit www.hplibrary.info, or call the Library at 214-559-9400. Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Library is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Library is located inside the Highland Park Town Hall at 4700 Drexel Drive.
There is no charge for a library card for residents of the Town of Highland Park. To sign up for a library card, please visit hptx.org/145/Library-Cards to access the online application, call 214-559-9400 to apply over the phone, or visit the Library in person. The Highland Park Library faithfully serves as the community’s Connection to Lifelong Learning.