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High Plains Library District Foundation

  • Greeley, CO
  • http://www.MyLibrary.us/donate

Mission Statement

The mission of the High Plains Library District Foundation is to cultivate information, inspiratation and entertainment for our communities by generating funding to enhance the programs and resources of the High Plains Library District.

Main Programs

  1. Summer Reading Program
  2. Hip Hop Youth Mentoring Program
  3. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

The High Plains Library District serves most of Weld County and parts of unincorporated Boulder County, CO with five branch libraries and seven member libraries as well as a growing number of library substations in rural and underserved areas.

ruling year

2001

Executive Director

Self-reported

Janine Reid

Foundation Director

Self-reported

Rochelle Mitchell-Miller

Keywords

Self-reported

Library, Literacy, Education, Information Resources, Community, Entertainment, Life Skills, Enrichment, Culture

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Also Known As

HIGH PLAINS LIBRARY DISTRICT FOUNDATION

EIN

84-1600136

 Number

7350244638

Physical Address

2650 W. 29th St.

Greeley, CO 80631

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

:National Library Week

Colorado’s First Lady, author Helen Thorpe, helped us kick off National Library Week in April. Patrons filled the meeting room at Farr Regional Library, and many came clutching their own copy of Just Like Us: The true story of four Mexican girls coming of age in America. Helen Thorpe’s appearance to discuss her book proved an exciting and memorable evening for patrons of the High Plains Library District. Thorpe discussed the progression of her writing career, the process of five years of research, writing and working with a fine editor, how the book was nearly ‘dead’ until O Magazine ran a favorable review, as well as the issues facing undocumented children upon becoming adults.

Summer Reading ProgramOur ongoing used book sales in the branches provided the prize books for the 2,500 of the 7,965 Summer Reading Program registrants who completed the program.  The Foundation also sponsored performer Indiana Bones who with his artifacts, fossils, lively puppets and a crack of his bull whip, led the audience on a journey through time.International Literacy DaySeveral restaurants are joined the High Plains Library District Foundation in sponsoring a literacy awareness and fundraising campaign, Food 4 Thought, on International Literacy Day – September 8th.  Kenny’s Steakhouse, Red’s Dogs & Donuts, and Applebee’s donated a percentage of their proceeds on that day to the Weld County Literacy Fund, a pass-through fund of the Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld County. They and several other restaurants and the Weld Food Bank will also distributed placemats with literacy information, resources and games.

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$30,000 for literacy programming throughout Weld County, Colorado


$50,000 for a literacy playground at Farr Regional Library in Greeley, Colorado


$100,000 for a 3-year pilot of Tutor.com 24/7 live online tutoring for all students throughout Weld County


$25,000 matching gift for annual campaign (endowment)

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Summer Reading Program

During this annual library tradition, HPLD strives to keep people reading during the summer months by making reading a fun and rewarding leisure activity for everyone.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 2

Hip Hop Youth Mentoring Program

HPLD wanted to find a way to engage at-risk youth in literacy, so one of our librarians came up with this unique program based on teen culture to bring the teens into a library. Not only are there successful and well-known hip hop music and dance performers that entertain and inspire the kids, but local college student groups also attend the event to encourage the kids to further their education.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$7,500.00

Program 3

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

HPLD’s 1000 BBK program will address the two-fold need of equitable access to parent training about early literacy, and book reading in the homes of families with children birth to five, a best practice in early literacy related to later academic success and self-sufficiency. Ultimately, such success builds not only capable citizens, but also strengthens the community economically, freeing dollars for additional capacity building. This project is distinctive not only because it is unique, but also due to its simplicity and practicality, the immediate and far-reaching impact the work may have, as well as the number and gravitas of the community partners who are willing to support the initiative.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Colorado

The High Plains Library District serves most of Weld County and parts of unincorporated Boulder County, CO with five branch libraries and seven member libraries as well as a growing number of library substations in rural and underserved areas.

Funding Needs

$100,000 for a 3-year pilot of Tutor.com to provide 24/7 live tutoring online for students in the 12 school districts HPLD services $20,000 for the Dream Big 2012 Summer Reading Program $30,000 for 2012 Literacy Program Fund $20,000 for Northern Colorado Reads 2012 $40,000 for 2012 Bookmobile and outreach service visits to schools, senior centers and rural areas

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

American Library Association

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High Plains Library District Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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High Plains Library District Foundation

Leadership

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Executive Director

Janine Reid

Foundation Director

Rochelle Mitchell-Miller

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lucille Arnusch

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
Yes
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity